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Goals in My Life

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Goals in My Life
  • Duration

    1-52 weeks

  • Lessons Per Day

    4/6 Hours

  • Accommodation


  • Daily Meals


  • Student Number

    One on One

  • Program Start

    Any Time

  • Tuition Starting From

    RMB 4600

  • language levels

    Any Level

Course Features

In the Chinese Language Course + Volunteer program I will:
  • Improve my Chinese skills quickly with intensive and immersive one-on-one instruction.
  • Get a customized curriculum based on my Chinese language level.
  • Have an academic advisor who will help make my transition of studying in China smooth.
  • Be provided with full accommodation and meals – study, dining, single room accommodation, and gym in one building.
  • Teach English as a volunteer.

Is this programfor me?



    This program is a perfect combination of intensive one-on-one Chinese learning and volunteer opportunities in China. Teaching English means direct contact with local people and gaining a better understanding of Chinese culture. Students can choose to study one-on-one Chinese lessons for 4 hours/day or 6 hours/day with a professional Chinese teacher to have some drills in the Chinese language which they will be using when doing the volunteer work after class. Many students find this is a great program for self-exploration, self-fulfillment, and spiritual enhancement. Most of the time, helping others is a way to help ourselves.


    Volunteers will learn Chinese at Keats School in the morning and do the volunteer work in the evening or during the weekend. Volunteers have to be passionate about English teaching and be patient to correct each learner’s mistake.

    Keats School spends endless efforts to promote language and cultural exchange for people from all over the world. In China, there are a great number of people who are eager to learn English and other foreign languages. Keats Global Initiative for Languages serves as a bridge to link you and the Chinese people to build a strong and lasting friendship. Through this project, you will be giving FREE English lessons to enthusiastic English learners to help them improve their English in all aspects as a volunteer. The English lessons will be arranged in the evening or during the weekend.


    By enrolling in this program you will get



    • You can choose to study for 4 hours per day (20 hours/week) or 6 hours per day (30 hours/week).
    • We use unique teaching methods developed by Keats. Your teacher(s) will prepare your lessons according to your level of Chinese and your learning goals, to make sure that you learn the most Chinese in the shortest possible time.


    • Located in the SAME building as the school.
    • Clean, safe, convenient, and comfortable.
    • The room contains a bed, bedsheets, desk and chair, wardrobe, TV, fridge, water dispenser, 24-hour hot water, and wifi.
    • Free room cleaning service is offered once a week.


    • Teach English to Chinese students.
    • Help the students with their pronunciation and grammar.
    • Help the students with test preparation (TOEFL and IELTS).

    Student Insurance

    • Age limit: 8-69 years old
    • Accidental injury medical treatment: 20,000 RMB
    • Portal and emergency medical treatment: 20,000 RMB (Daily limitation is 600RMB; Deductible is 650 RMB)
    • Inpatient medical treatment: 400,000 RMB
    • This insurance only applies to student visa holders

    Free Services

    FREE - 3 Meals a Day

    Free Services

    • Authentic Chinese Cuisine: Keats Cafeteria uses fresh produce to prepare delicious Chinese meals with top-quality oil.
    • We offer various choices for vegetarians.
    • Keats Cafeteria is the best place to meet and chat with other students. It is also a good time to practice your Chinese with Keats teachers during meal times.

    Free Access to All Keats Facilities

    You will have FREE access to Keats Fitness Center, Keats Library, Keats Cafeteria, Keats Time Cafe, self-study rooms, and laundry rooms on different floors.

    Free - Monday & Wednesday Language Exchange

    Keats has the largest language exchange platform in Kunming. We offer FREE language exchange activities every Monday and Wednesday evening. We will be discussing topics for all levels (elementary, intermediate, and advanced). It is a great time to make friends with Chinese people and use the Chinese outside of classrooms. Every Monday and Wednesday 19:30 – 21:30 at Keats Time Cafe.

    Free - Tuesday Movie Night & Thursday Cultural Night

    • Every Tuesday night is the movie night at Keats. With the big movie screen at Keats, you can choose any movie from thousands of options we have.
    • We offer FREE Chinese cultural seminars/DIY classes such as Chinese mahjong, Chinese tea tasting, making dumplings, Chinese paper cutting, Chinese painting, etc. every Thursday night.

    FREE - Saturday Excursions

    In order to make the most out of your time at Keats, we take you to explore various interesting places during the weekend to help you have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture. We offer FREE excursions every Saturday. Kunming is famous for its climate, air quality, and beautiful scenery. If you are a nature lover, learning Chinese in Kunming provides the best experience when you learn Chinese in China.

    Dedicated Advisors

    Your “Study Advisor” will be helping you with 1. Collecting your learning feedbacks; 2. Tracking your satisfaction with the program; 3. Answering questions in learning Chinese; 4. Adjusting your class to meet your requirements if you are not satisfied; 5. Arranging make-up lessons; 6. Arranging lessons if you want to extend your stay or add extra lessons.

    Your “Life Advisor” will be helping you with 1. School orientation; 2. Accommodation registration; 3. Arranging room cleaning and ordering water; 4. Arranging airport pick-up and drop-off; 5. Helping you get the Chinese SIM card or metro card; 6. Helping you learn more about travel destinations and popular traveling routes; 7. Helping you purchase flight tickets, train tickets, and book hotel rooms; 8. Anything else that will help you feel at home here.

    Chinese Language Partner

    In order to create more opportunities for Keats students to practice Mandarin Chinese outside of classrooms, the Friends Program at Keats provides the opportunity to make friends with Chinese people. You will be paired with a Chinese who can speak standard Mandarin. Keats has strict criteria for selecting Chinese people with standard accents to join the Friends Program. You and your language partners are encouraged to take part in all activities at Keats. Here is a list of things to do after class with your Chinese language partner.


    In order to create the best Mandarin Chinese learning experience for students who take the Intensive Immersion One-on-one Chinese course at Keats, we provide one session of free massage each week to help the students release pressure and get relaxed after Chinese language classes. Chinese massage can relieve sore points and blockages in the body’s muscular system. On a physical level, muscular release can aid sleep, especially for people traveling abroad with jet lag. Chinese massage can also help to strengthen your memories, which is critical in your Chinese learning.

    FREE - 24/7 Support

    Whenever you need help, we are here to help. We understand that living abroad can be stressful, especially for the first time. We are here to ease your concerns and make your transition smooth. Keats is your home in China and is with you all the time when you learn Chinese in China.

    Benefits for Keats Students

    50% Off at Keats Time Cafe

    Benefits for Keats Students

    We use the arabica coffee grown in Yunnan to prepare espresso, latte, cappuccino, and mocha. Keats students will receive a 50% discount for all drinks at Keats Time Cafe, which is located in the school building. Each day we strive to deliver an exceptional hospitality experience at Keats. A day full of energy starts from a cup of good coffee or tea.

    Keats Student ID

    As a Keats student, you can request a student ID. With the student ID, you can receive student’s prices or discounted prices at 80% of parks in China. This saves you a lot of money which you can invest in your Mandarin Chinese classes. The student ID provides the best opportunity to travel in China on a budget.


    Keats is one of the very few private language schools in China that can provide X1/X2 student visas and study resident permits. After you complete your registration at Keats, we will send you instructions on how to get your student visa with help from Keats. Keats can also provide dependent visas for your spouse and children.


    8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast at Keats Cafeteria

    8:30 – 12:30 Intensive one-on-one Chinese lessons or volunteer work to teach English

    12:30 – 1:20 Lunch at Keats Cafeteria

    1:30 – 5:30 Intensive one-on-one Chinese lessons or volunteer work to teach English

    6:00 Dinner at Keats Cafeteria

    7:00 – 9:00 Language exchange/Movie night/Cultural activities


    Airport pick-up and drop-off

    Access to Online Learning Materials

    Access to Keats Fitness Center


    High speed internet and use of the computers

    Travel Planning in China

    VISA Application Assistance

    Program Certificate

    Medicine for minor illnesses


    Hilary testimonial for keats chinese school

    Hilary | USA

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

    嶋田京子 | Japan

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.

    Hitanshu testimonial for keats chinese school

    Hitanshu | UK

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

    Ramji | USA

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

    Alibaba | USA

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    Kunming is a fantastic city. The weather here is great. The school is excellent. The instructors are very helpful, very friendly. I strongly recommend that anybody who is looking for a Chinese language school in China come here to study. Kunming and Keats school are much better than any other place.

    Jope testimonial for keats chinese school

    Joep | Netherlands

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    I have been to Keats School to learn Chinese for 4 times now. The reason for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good Chinese teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even a 10-year plan to come back to this school.  All the teachers have methods of looking at what your skills are. They are aware of at what level you are. I think it is worth for everyone.

    Kim | UK

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

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

    Sarah testimonial for keats chinese school

    Sarah | Dubai

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    My teachers are all excellent. They trained the teachers so professionally. I feel like I learn very quickly with my teacher. They are very serious about their students and I know every teacher is like this. I would highly recommend that you come to Keats if you are looking for the best Chinese school in China.


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