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Check Out Rients's Story

How Kunming Became His Second Hometown

Check Out Rients's Story

How Kunming Became His Second Hometown
  • Duration

    1-52 weeks

  • Lessons Per Day

    4/6 Hours

  • Accommodation


  • Daily Meals

    Included in Kunming

  • Student Number

    One on One

  • Program Start

    Any Monday

  • Tuition Starting From

    RMB 4600

  • language levels

    Any level

Course Features

In this Chinese language program I will:
  • Improve my Chinese skills quickly with intensive and private immersion one-on-one instruction.
  • Get a customized curriculum based on my Chinese language level at the best Chinese language school in China. It is a great option for an intensive summer Chinese language program.
  • Have an academic advisor who will help make my transition of studying in China smooth.
  • Explore amazing China in 9 locations. Learn Chinese in China while immersing myself in the beautiful scenery. Gain skills and spend a fruitful and brilliant vacation in a stunningly beautiful place in China.
  • Be provided with full accommodation  – especially study, dining, single room accommodation, and gym in one building at Kunming campus.
Program Intro

Is this programfor me?

Personalized Study Plan
Personalized Study Plan

Personalized Study Plan

    The private one-on-one Chinese language program has been the most popular program since the school started in 2004. We develop personalized learning materials exclusively for you to meet your learning goals and requirements. Intensive and immersive one-on-one Chinese instruction provides you with more opportunities to practice your spoken Chinese and get a real-time correction. We will develop a curriculum for you based on your level of Chinese language skills. In this way, you will maximize the amount that you learn at Keats. You can tell us whatever you want to learn. Before starting the lessons, you will have a talk with your teacher so that the teacher can prepare the lessons according to your requirements and preference.

    Start Anytime + 9 Locations
    Start Anytime + 9 Locations

    Start Anytime + 9 Locations

      Keats School opens all year round, including the national holidays. You can come to study ANYTIME according to your schedule. You will be assigned an academic advisor who will help make your transitions to studying in China more smooth. Your progress will be tracked and teaching strategies will be adjusted to meet your learning requirements. The one-on-one Chinese immersion program is the best way to study Mandarin in China. If you want to be fluent in Chinese and master the Chinese language, we suggest a one-year Chinese language course in China at Keats. Keats has 9 locations available for you to choose from. You can combine different locations to enjoy the beauty of each place to make your vacation unbelievable. 

      Study, Live and Dine in ONE Building
      Study, Live and Dine in ONE Building

      Study, Live and Dine in ONE Building

        You do not have to catch a bus and rush to school in Kunming from where you live, and you do not have to search for where to eat after class; because you can study, eat and live in ONE BUILDING at Kunming campus. This is really hard to find when you study Chinese in China and take a full-time Chinese course in China. Keats owns 54 single dorm rooms with private bathrooms at the Kunming headquarter. Most of the time, the school is fully booked. Make sure you register early enough to get a room in the school building.

        Chinese Language Immersion Program
        Chinese Language Immersion Program

        Chinese Language Immersion Program

          There are two choices for one-on-one Chinese language classes: 4 hours per day (20 hours per week) and 6 hours per day (30 hours per week). You can choose the level of intensity according to your needs. If your time to study in China is very limited and you want to make the most out of your time at Keats, 6 hours per day is recommended. If you are on a vacation and want to have a relaxed schedule while making solid progress, 4 hours per day is recommended. The intensive one-on-one Mandarin course is the best immersion language program in China for adults/teenagers. If you want to take a summer immersion Chinese program, this is the best for you.

          Locations Available for the Intensive Immersion One-on-one Chinese Course


          If you are interested in Chinese culture, you are very welcome to take some Chinese culture lessons while you take the one-on-one Chinese language class at Keats. The Chinese cultural classes are only offered at Kunming Keats Headquarter.

          If you want to bring back gifts for your family and friends, a beautiful work of Chinese calligraphy written by you couldn’t be better. After taking 3 to 5 lessons in Chinese calligraphy, our students are able to write their own works of Chinese calligraphy. One Chinese calligraphy lesson is 2 hours and there are 2 lessons per week. They are arranged either in the evening or at a time when you are not taking the Chinese language course.

          If you want to keep healthy, Tai Chi/Taiji or Kung Fu can be a great choice for the time when you learn Mandarin Chinese in China. When you practice Tai Chi, you will learn the hard and soft martial art technique, and enjoy the philosophy of Yin and Yang. Both Tai Chi and Kung Fu are good for self-defense, aesthetic appeal and physical and mental health. There are 2 hours for one Tai Chi/Kung Fu lesson and 2 lessons per week.

          If you want to take the tasty Chinese cuisine back home, take our Chinese cooking class because we will teach you how to prepare delicious Chinese food. You may wonder why the Kong Pao Chicken served at Keats is way more delicious than the one served in Chinatown in your country. At Keats, you will find the answer and the secret behind Chinese cooking. After taking the Chinese cooking class, you will be able to prepare your own food at home and surprise your friends at a party or family gathering. You will learn to cook 4 dishes per week.

          The Chinese musical instrument can be chosen from Guzheng, Erhu, Pipa and Hulusi. Guzheng, Erhu, and Pipa have thousands of years of history and have distinctive sounds. Guzheng and Pipa were important musical instruments in ancient Chinese palace and favored by many Chinese emperors. Erhu was originated from Tang Dynasty and was very popular in the northern area. Hulusi is a typical Yunnan musical instrument, and a classic representation of minority music. The Chinese musical instrument is 2 hours per lesson, 2 lessons per week.


          One-on-one Chinese lessons


          • 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 Chinese 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.

          Single Room with Private Bathroom

          • 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, safe and wifi.
          • Free room cleaning service is offered once a week.

          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 (Only Offered in Kunming)

          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 (Only Offered in Kunming)

          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 (Only Offered in Kunming)

          Keats has the largest language exchange platform in Kunming. The language exchange provides students who take the Intensive Immersion One-on-one Chinese course an opportunity to practice what they have learned in the classroom in real-life situations.  We offer FREE language exchange activities every Monday and Wednesday evening at Keats Time Cafe. 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.

          Free - Tuesday Movie Night & Thursday Cultural Night (Offered at All Locations)

          • 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.
          • 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.

          FREE - Saturday Excursions (Offered at All Locations)

          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.

          Chinese Language Partner (Only Offered in Kunming)

          In order to create more opportunities for Keats students to practice Mandarin Chinese outside of classrooms and immerse in a better Chinese learning environment, 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.

          Dedicated Advisors (Offered at All Locations)

          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; 4. Arranging airport pick-up and drop-off; 5. Helping you get the Chinese SIM 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.

          FREE - Chinese Massage (Only Offered in Kunming)

          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 (Offered at All Locations)

          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. Get started to plan your trip to learn Chinese in China!

          Benefits for Keats Students

          50% Off at Keats Time Cafe (Only Offered in Kunming)

          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 (Offered at All Locations)

          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. Don’t know what to after your Chinese class? Check out things to do after class.

          VISA APPLICATION ASSISTANCE (Offered at All Locations)

          Keats is one of the very few private Chinese 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.

          Internships Available (Only Offered in Kunming)

          In order to create more opportunities for Keats students to have a deep insight into Chinese culture and work with Chinese people side by side,  Keats officially works with China Science and Technology Service Cooperation Center for South Asia and Southeast Asia. If you want to do an internship while you study Chinese in China and put what you have learned in the Mandarin language into practical use, we have positions such as assistant project manager available. If you want to start your own company in China, we can also offer consultation on legal issues and office rent.

          What's a Typical Day Like at Keats?

          8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast at Keats Cafeteria

          8:30 – 12:30 Intensive one-on-one Chinese lessons or free time on your own

          12:30 – 1:20 Lunch at Keats Cafeteria

          1:30 – 5:30 Intensive one-on-one Chinese lessons or free time on your own

          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 Certificates

          Medicine for minor illnesses


          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 to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.

          Paul | UK

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          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.

          嶋田京子 | Japan

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          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

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          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.

          Kim | UK

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          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.

          Dr. Med. Beatrice | Austria

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          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.

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          Joep | Netherlands

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          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.

          Sanny | USA

          Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

          I have to say it’s tons of fun. I have been here for 2 weeks. Not knowing what it was gonna be like, I was more than surprised at how great it is. The teachers are great, they are understanding. They do a Chinese language program that suits just you. The location is perfect for learning Chinese in China.

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