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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 Monday

  • 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.

    INCLUDED In Tuition


    INCLUDED In Tuition

    • 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, 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 the speaking section for 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

    Program Certificate

    As an outstanding Chinese language institute that is well established for nearly 20 years, we offer students program certificates at the end of the program. You can use it for:

    • Job application
    • Degree program application
    • Proof of a memorable experience
    • Proof of your Chinese level

    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.

    Airport Pick-up and Drop-off

    We also offer train station pick-up and drop-off. Just email us your arrival and departure details and we will make arrangements for you.

    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.

    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 - 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 - 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.

    Life Advisor

    Your “Life Advisor” will be helping you with

    • School orientation;
    • Accommodation registration;
    • Arranging room cleaning;
    • Arranging airport pick-up and drop-off;
    • Helping you get the Chinese SIM card;
    • Helping you learn more about travel destinations and popular traveling routes;
    • Helping you purchase flight tickets, train tickets, and book hotel rooms.

    Study Advisor

    Your “Study Advisor” will be helping you with

    • Collecting your learning feedback;
    • Tracking your satisfaction with the program;
    • Answering questions in learning Chinese;
    • Adjusting your class to meet your requirements;
    • Arranging make-up lessons;
    • Arranging lessons if you want to extend your stay or add extra lessons.

    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.

    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.


    8:00am – 8:30am Breakfast at Keats Cafeteria

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

    12:30pm – 1:20pm Lunch at Keats Cafeteria

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

    6:00pm Dinner at Keats Cafeteria

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


    Access to Online Learning Materials

    Access to Keats Fitness Center


    High speed internet and use of the computers

    Travel Planning in China

    Medicine for minor illnesses


    星河明 | Japan

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    I took the one-on-one Intensive Chinese class for 6 hours a day. The classes are very interesting. The teachers are caring and the content the teacher teaches me is suitable for my level. It is an easy way to learn Mandarin. I have a lot of time practicing Chinese in class. The food is great here. I have improved my Chinese through this program at Keats.

    Aliza testimonial for keats chinese school

    Aliza | USA

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    I found Keats School and I am so glad that I did. When you learn Chinese in China at Keats, you are fully being taken care of. My teacher is really great and we become lovely friends.

    Sarah testimonial for keats chinese school

    Sarah | USA

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese course? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

    Nicholas | Canada

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.

    Paul | UK

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.

    Josephine testimonial for keats chinese school

    Josephine | Indonesia

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    I think Keats is one of the best language schools I have ever been to. My teacher is such an amazing person. She is so good at teaching. She makes classes fun. I have learned a lot of vocabulary during my time here. I would really recommend coming to learn Mandarin Chinese at Keats School.

    Dr. Med. Beatrice | Austria

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    I decided to learn Chinese in Kunming because I like smaller cities and I like the climate here. We had four hours a day study here and my dear teacher taught me very much and never lost her patience with me. It was a really wonderful experience to be here and I recommend Keats school and the teachers here to everyone who likes to learn Chinese in China.

    Richard testimonial for keats chinese school

    Richard | UK

    Chinese Language Course + Volunteer in China

    This is my second time coming. Last year, I also came for about 12 weeks. This time I came for 13 weeks of a summer program in China. The reason why I particularly want to come to this school was because of the one-on-one classes. I was able to increase my level and learn Chinese more quickly than in group classes. If I have a chance again to come next year, I certainly will.


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    So, you’ve made up your mind to learn Chinese in China. You will travel to China to take an intensive Chinese immersion language course at Keats and start a wonderful journey. Here is a practical manual for new students, including what to pack, money, medical/health, transportation, and entertainment. Please kindly read it before you arrive. We are looking forward to welcoming you here in Kunming!

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