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"I love your site; in fact I'm addicted to it.... I started learning Mandarin with Rosetta Stone, but find Popup Cantonese so much more relevant."
"I am finding Popup Cantonese such an absolute pleasure that I am torn between enrolling in 7th and 8th semester Cantonese classes or continuing my Cantonese studies solely with your site."
Popup Cantonese is the cat's meow....
If you want to learn Cantonese online Popup Cantonese is the best service I have found.
Popup Cantonese strikes me as having a better 'attitude' to Cantonese studies, and offers a bit more depth than other providers.
I absolutely love, love, love your site/company. What you all have done with learning Cantonese is absolutely wonderful, and deserves some type of Nobel Prize for language learning! You have no idea how many years of boring textbooks I've been through, or maybe you do and that's why you've started this :-)
Popup Cantonese is a godsend
The lessons are consistently full of win.... Both the dialogues and the explanations are entertaining and the language in them is very useful. So basically the opposite of using the conventional textbooks that have guided my first couple of years of studying Cantonese.
There are so many Cantonese teaching websites out there, but 99% of them are pure junk, or actually harmful for learning Cantonese. I really hope good content like yours will pop out and last. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.
I was amazed on my last trip to China, because I went to Taiyuan, where they say "pingr". I heard it first on Popup Cantonese! The conversations on the site at first sounded slurred, but now I notice that that is the way people speak. I listen to my older teaching materials and they are slow and too perfect.
I've lived for 30 years and Popup Cantonese is one of the few amusements that convinces me to delay death each day.
I've learned more Cantonese, learned faster, and had way more fun learning than I ever thought possible.... I listen so much so often that I can recite some episodes by heart and mimic the voice actor/actress by now (I'm still at the Elementary but these days I can somewhat follow along TV shows and radio, which before only sounded like an incomprehensible jumble of sound).
I'm really enjoying Popup Cantonese... the authentic sound and pace of the dialogues - even the elementary lessons are spoken at the actual speed you'll hear people speak here, and loaded with kouyuhua.
I've learned more Cantonese in this one month spent on this site than the 10 months I spent "learning mandarin" in Shanghai 5 years back.
Your site is wonderful! I find your dialogs to be practical, inventive, and interesting. Furthermore, they present natural language, and are well-structured for teaching, with impressive execution (i.e. various voices, and necessary repetition for early learners). I can't say enough good things about your site. :)
I'm writing to thank you for the one year scholarship to China that I've just received from the Confucius Institute. I'm a self-learner and have been studying with Popup Cantonese as the main curriculum for about a year and a half. When I passed the HSK (level 3) or speak Cantonese or write or read (or do anything with the Cantonese language), my friends and family are always impressed, and especially by the fact that I don't go to any class and spent almost nothing learning Cantonese.
Cantonese Podcasts and Lessons from Beijing, China....
Popup Cantonese provides world-class podcasts and tools for learning mandarin. Our approach is different from traditional "textbook-centric" learning methods, and has made us not only the highest rated Cantonese podcast series on iTunes, but also the only Cantonese learning program recommended by the heads of all four major Cantonese immersion programs in Beijing, as well as by the most intensive language teaching program in the United States: the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California. We teach Cantonese because we love it, and developed Popup Cantonese out of frustration at the infantilizing and simply unhelpful morass of Cantonese learning materials available online. Our goal is helping people achieve real fluency in Cantonese, so if you are learning Cantonese, create a free account for instant access to our entire archive of Cantonese podcasts, along with everything else you need to learn mandarin online: mobile apps, HSK test materials, Cantonese study tools and much more. Why should you trust us? Unlike most Cantonese teaching resources, which demonstrate little understanding of what is challenging or interesting to non-native speakers, Popup Cantonese is designed from scratch by native English speakers with native-level fluency in Cantonese and strong interests in art, literature and popular culture. All of our testimonials are real and unsolicited: we've suffered through the same dry textbooks and ineffective classes you have, and built Popup Cantonese to solve the problems we had learning Cantonese. You can easily confirm this by searhing for independent reviews of Popup Cantonese online, or reading our testimonials. In short, we can radically accellerate your time-to-fluency. So you should create a free account and get started. Finally, you'll notice the lack of advertisements you may be used to on other sites: this is intentional. Although Popup Cantonese is a free education company, we support ourselves by selling premium subscriptions which unlock lesson transcripts and dialogue-only recordings, while allowing you to download all of our audio files to your computer to listen whenever you want through your mobile phone or mp3 player. All subscriptions are backed by a no-questions-asked refund guarantee. So once you've explored our site and know what we have to offer, please consider supporting our efforts. Questions? Comments? This site is a constant work in progress. If you run into any problems or have feedback, please drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org. We try to get back to everyone who writes within about twenty-four hours. Please just be aware that we are operating on Beijing-time, so may be unavailable during the day if you live in North America or Europe.