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Old 01-02-2017, 03:37 PM
 
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Does anyone know if Guangzhou still has any schools that have classes taught in Cantonese?

I know that Mandarin is being promoted to have everyone know how to speak it fluently.

So I am just wondering if there are still Cantonese classes in Guangzhou schools or either they were completely removed from them educational institutions entirely?

I just want to see if anyone knows.

I also remember reading about how the Guangzhou government wanted to ban most of Cantonese television programming and there were now only a few channels that still have Cantonese programmings. I heard that the regulation was repealed later on or something like that.

Does anyone know if there is still a lot of Cantonese television programmings or is there almost none now?
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Old 01-02-2017, 04:14 PM
 
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In mainland China, schools are "supposed to" teach in standard Mandarin Chinese only. However, in most places it is not strictly followed.
Nowadays Guangdong has a lot of migrant workers, and their children may not understand Cantonese. So I supp the schools are increasingly using Mandarin.
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Old 01-02-2017, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Basically all schools use Mandarin for instruction, though there are still kids who speak Cantonese as their first language, so you will hear Cantonese being spoken by kids in class and on the playground, or by teachers who are trying to explain something the kids don't understand in Mandarin.

I can't recall hearing Cantonese on TV here but admittedly, I don't really watch any TV, even in English. The TV adverts on the Metro are all in Mandarin, but the announcements are in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. There are Cantonese radio stations, and some music channels that broadcast in Mandarin will still play Cantonese music.
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