2013-14 Phase Out Schedule for Cantonese Classes
Thank you for your interest in the Cantonese department classes at De Anza College.
With the combination of state-wide budget reductions for colleges and the lower enrollments in Cantonese classes, De Anza College has scheduled the Phase Out of Cantonese language classes beginning this Fall. In order to support the students who have completed CANT 1, we will be scheduling the following classes for Academic Year 2013-2014:
Fall 2013: Cantonese 2: Elementary Cantonese (Second Quarter)
Winter 2014: Cantonese 2: Elementary Cantonese (Second Quarter) Winter 2014: Cantonese 3: Elementary Cantonese (Third Quarter)
Spring 2014: Cantonese 3: Elementary Cantonese (Third Quarter)
If you are a student who has taken CANT 1 in high school or at another institution, to accurately assess your past instruction (and support your success in further Cantonese language study), we require a World Languages Prerequisite Clearance to register in CANT 2.
Please keep in mind that the AY 2013-204 is the last academic year that Cantonese will be taught at De Anza, and plan your classes accordingly.
Conversational Cantonese Classes Suspended Indefinitely
The Conversational Cantonese course offerings were suspended with the statewide budget crisis for post-secondary schools and historically low class enrollments.
Cantonese, which is one of the Chinese dialects spoken in southern China. The areas with the highest concentration of speakers are in Guangdong and some parts of Guangxi in southern mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.
We continue to offer classes in Mandarin. Visit our Mandarin Department Web site to learn more.
Contact: Jo Ann Okabe-Kubo