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Chinese Language Schools in the US

Most westerners who come to learn Chinese in China may have heard about the remarks made by the United States president Barack Obama in one high school graduation ceremony in Memphis. He said that when the students are looking for a job, they will not just compete with the young people from Nashville or Atlanta’s, but also with those from Beijing and Mumbai.

In order to receive the challenge and competition of such kind, more and more primary schools and secondary schools realized the importance of opening Chinese language schools to encourage students to study Chinese. According to the latest survey of United States Department of Education Center for Applied Linguistics, Chinese courses develop better as they reduce expenditure to cancel the foreign language teaching in middle schools.

The Chinese language courses in the United States have expanded from eastern and western coast to the Midwest. According to the reports of New York Times, the number of primary and secondary schools setting up Chinese learning programs has risen from 300 of 10 years ago more than more than 1600 in recently years.

The statistics from United States College Board show that Chinese language is becoming the third largest language following Spanish and French in the preparation courses exams for colleges. Some students who study in China may feel that Chinese language education is changing the prospect of future foreign language education in the future.

At the same time, the Chinese language education in the United States is influencing the study and life of the American who learn Mandarin Chinese. In the Chinese language courses of Montgomery Bell Academy in Tennessee, there are many activities are held for gaining the interest of Chinese language learning.

The theme of one of the activities is “Chinese tourism promotion”. In this activity, they students who in learn Mandarin first choose a city in China and introduce the tourists attractions of the city, including travel lines, means of transportation, snaps and accommodations. It is beneficial for them to acquire Chinese language in the process of knowing more about China.

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Viktor testimonial for keats chinese school

Viktor | Switzerland

Small Group Chinese Class

My school is amazing. I recommend Keats School because it is a more convenient way to learn Chinese here in Kunming.

Amauri testimonial for keats chinese school

Amauri | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

The teachers at Keats know how to read the students. They know the level of the students. I am a slow learner, but they managed to adapt to my learning. They made the class very fun, very exciting. I am pleased that not only I got to learn the culture and the language, I got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.

Kim | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I’ve had an amazing time at Keats. I am amazed of how much I’ve learned over the last 3 weeks and I will be really sad to go. We are already planning on next trip of coming back because we had such fantastic time here. They really tailor the course to you and your individual needs.

Duwenyu testimonial for keats chinese school

Du Wenyu | Netherlands

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

So during my first week at Keats, I didn’t dare to speak any Chinese words. I found out that my Chinese level quickly improved since then. Although I have many options to study in China, for example some other schools have homestay, I found I could immerse myself and fully focus on learning Chinese by staying at Keats.

Simon testimonial for keats chinese school

Simon | UK & France

Small Group Chinese Class

The visa application was really straight forward, because Keats School helps us a lot for that. Keats has a big emphasis on conversational practice, so we learn a lot of vocabulary and daily life plan which is very convenient for us to go around town and speak with Chinese people which is the whole point of coming to China.

David testimonial for keats chinese schoo

David | Australia

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

It has been notable because I have met a lot of people who I met first time last year like me to come back to Keats this year. The teaching has been fantastic. The teachers carefully prepare each lesson. I think this one-on-one approach is really a great way perhaps anyway to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.

Ben testimonial for keats chinese school

Ben | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

My first semester that I studied at another school, and the pressure there was pretty high, the classroom hour was long, and the homework was pretty tedious. Since I came to Keats, I found I have a lot more opportunities to speak in the classroom. My classmates all are fluent and love speaking and participating in the class. We have great classroom dynamic.

Kirsten testimonial for keats chinese school

Kristen | Canada

Small Group Chinese Class

I have really enjoyed coming to Keats and meeting the teachers here and the students. We have a lot of fun in class. It is a really great school to learn with good teaching methods and really good textbook, examples and games and everything.

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