A Cantonese-learning app designed for the HKUST community

CanTalk on iPhone
CanTalk on iPhone

Unlock the mystery of Cantonese
and speak it with flair!

You’ll probably agree that studying or working in Hong Kong without being able to speak Cantonese can be quite limiting. Here we are, telling you that CanTalk can help.

CanTalk is a Cantonese-learning App produced by the Cantonese teachers of the Center for Language Education, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, for the HKUST community. CanTalk enables students, staff, their family members and friends to get a taste of the local language and culture, helping you to settle into your work or study environment.

CanTalk helps you to acquire the practical vocabulary and expressions needed for daily interactions with Cantonese speakers on and off campus. It is for learners with little or no prior Cantonese knowledge who wish to use Cantonese to do things.


Features of CanTalk

Adopts a communicative and thematic approach
4 Units: Making Friends, On the Move, Pigging Out, Partaking in the Fun
Extras: Sound System, Grammar Cards, Culture Cards, Glossary
Designed on a Need-to-Know basis for beginners
Real-life characters in real-life scenarios
Engaging, interactive tasks

Easy Way to learn

Audio MC



System Requirements

- iPhone 5 or above
- iOS 11.0 or above
- Headphone


Join CanTalk for the full Hong Kong experience!


HKUST students & staff
Family and friends of HKUST members
Invited guests

Contact us

CanTalk is made for HKUST students, staff and their family members and friends, as well as special authorised users.



1 Download CanTalk app from App Store and install.

2 Login with the user name and password of your CanTalk account.

3 Materials will be downloaded at the beginning of each lesson, and store in your phone. Stay online during downloading.


Project Leader

Martha Lam

Project Coordinator

Pancy Pang

Materials Contributors

Crystal Chan
Monica Jim
Hoi Ming Lee


Keith Tong


Sze Long Po


Bronson So
Michael Cho
Mandy Tsang
Felix Li

Student Helpers

Amanda Chen
Mandy Ho
Victoria Lam
Maggie Lee
Karen Leung
Joni Tang
Chapman Wong
Gordon Yeung
Natalie Chan
Edith Leung