Penang Hokkien Lessons provides you everything you need to know Penang Hokkien the language, and the people who speak it. Through this online course, you learn to speak, read and write Penang Hokkien using an easy-to-learn romanisation system. The system retains the spelling of words that are commonly spelled and replaces tone marks with tone numbers. The tone numbers are essential to help you articulate each syllable precisely. Whether you are a Malaysian or non Malaysian, your ability to speak and write Penang Hokkien helps you understand the Penang Chinese who form the bulk of speakers of Penang Hokkien.
The lessons are divided into separate sections so that every aspect of the language is covered. This being an online course, you learn at your own pace, anywhere in the world that you happen to be.
The best and fastest way to improve your command of Penang Hokkien is to use it when interacting with others who speak the language. You can do just that because Penang Travel Tips also offers you the Learn Penang Hokkien Facebook Group, a community of Penang Hokkien speakers. This is where new lessons are announced, and also where you can use your newly acquired knowledge of Penang Hokkien with other learners.
Penang Hokkien Basics
Penang Hokkien Basics is a condensed single lesson covering all the vital points of the language. This is your quick introduction to Penang Hokkien. Take a look at it, to get to know all the most common words as well as grammar characteristics of the language.
Penang Hokkien Spelling and Pronunciation
This section provides you details of the expected spelling, pronunciation, intonation and specific spelling nature of the romanised Penang Hokkien you will encounter in this course.
Penang Hokkien Grammar
Every grammatical aspect of Penang Hokkien is explained clearly, often with example sentences.
Penang Hokkien Phrases
If you are visiting Penang for only a short duration, you might not be keen for a complete immersion into the language. To help you get by in Penang, I create a list of useful phrases that visitors can use in their interaction with the locals.
Penang Hokkien Conversations
To speak Penang Hokkien fluently, you need to get familiar with its speech patterns, which is easier learned through examples and familiarity, than through theoretical descriptions. The best way to achieve this is through exposure to conversations in the language. This selection of conversations provide you an opportunity to observe how Penang Hokkien is spoken in daily usage.
Reading Material in Penang Hokkien
In order to read and write Penang Hokkien, you need easy access to reading material in the language. This section provides you a selection of reading material so that you can get used to reading Penang Hokkien and become familiar with how sentences are strung.
There is so much more about Penang Hokkien, and these are covered in the Learn Penang Hokkien mainpage.
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