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ONLINE MANDARIN CHINESE COURSES

Whether you want to take an intensive online Chinese course or just want to improve your Chinese steadily, Keats Online Chinese School offers whatever you need.
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STEP-BY-STEP MANDARIN COURSE

BEGINNER CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have never studied Chinese or only learned Pinyin.

TEXTBOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – book 1 published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 入门篇 上
ISBN: 9787561913642

There are 15 lessons in this book that focus on basic Chinese communication topics and vocabulary. The previous 5 lessons focus on Chinese Pinyin. By taking the beginner level of online Chinese lessons at Keats, you will study basic Chinese such as introduction, health, family, shopping, colors and food. After this level you will reach the elementary level.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE

80 – 100 hours


ELEMENTARY CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 4 months or 160 hours and can recognize 250 Chinese characters and use 350 Chinese words.

TEXTBOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – book 2 published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 入门篇 下
ISBN: 9787561913659

There are 15 lessons in this book that focus on basic Chinese communication topics and grammar points. This book is designed for students who want to improve their spoken Chinese. By studying this book, your vocabulary will reach 800. After completing this course, you will finish learning elementary Chinese grammar. You will be able to talk about these topics: travel, make phone calls, seasons, blessing and expression with different moods, etc. After this level, you will be in intermediate level.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE

100 – 120 hours


INTERMEDIATE CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 10 months and are able to recognize 600 Chinese characters and use 1000 Chinese words.

TEXTBOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – Intermediate published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 提高篇
ISBN: 9787561916162

There are 24 lessons in this book that focus on daily useful vocabulary and grammar. After learning this book, you can speak standard Chinese and talk about different topics such as work or social life deeply in Chinese. And you can express your ideas more native with Keats’ help.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE

100 – 120 hours


ADVANCED CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

Designed for students who have learned Chinese for at least 22 months and are able to recognize 1200 Chinese characters and use 2000 Chinese words.

TEXTBOOK:

Short-term Spoken Chinese – Advanced published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press
汉语口语速成 高级篇
ISBN: 9787561919620

There are 28 lessons in this book that focus on helping advanced Chinese learners to improve their Mandarin-speaking skills. After learning this book, you will be able to give a speech in Chinese, give presentations in Chinese, make a debate in Chinese, and clearly present your thoughts when working with others.

HOURS SUGGESTED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE

100 – 120 hours

ONLINE BUSINESS CHINESE COURSES

BEGINNER CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Designed for students who have finished Pinyin or have had around 50 hours’ Chinese study.

TEXTBOOK:

Business Chinese Readers 1 published by Peking University Press
商务汉语入门 – 基本礼仪篇
ISBN: 9787301085417

There are 20 lessons in this book that focus on basic Chinese communication topics under the office situation. After learning this book, you will be able to master basic business Chinese, for example, introduction, official language, see-off, business dinner, and so on. After this level, you will reach an elementary level.

HOURS SUGGESTIONS TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

100 – 120 hours

In order to learn business Chinese systematically or complete this level successfully, a subscription of 100 – 120 hours is suggested. You teacher will create a study plan for you and prepare the lessons based on your level of Chinese and your learning goals.


ELEMENTARY CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Designed for students who have studied at least 500 Chinese words and basic grammar structures or have completed Keats School’s Online Business Chinese Level 1. You will reach the intermediate level after taking this online course.

TEXTBOOK:

Speed up Chinese 3 published by Peking University Press
速成汉语 3
ISBN: 7301068921

There are 15 topics in this book and most topics focus on business and trade. After learning this book, you will be able to use business vocabulary and structures to talk about products, sample, export and import, and trade fair, etc.

HOURS SUGGESTIONS TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

120 – 140 hours

In order to learn business Chinese systematically or complete this level successfully, a subscription of 120 – 140 hours is suggested. Your teacher will create a study plan for you and prepare the lessons based on your level of Chinese and your learning goals.


INTERMEDIATE CHINESE

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS:

Designed for students who have taken intermediate Chinese courses/programs or Keats School’s Online Business Chinese Level 2. After taking this course, you will reach the advanced level.

TEXTBOOK:

Business Chinese 500 published by Sinolingua Press

商贸洽谈500句
ISBN: 9787802004016

This book is composed of 22 lessons and each lesson consists of specific business vocabulary, sentence expressions and topics like foreign trade policy, visiting company, inquiry, making an offer, negotiation, acceptance, order, commission, terms of payment, and so on.

HOURS SUGGESTIONS TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE:

140 -160 hours

In order to learn business Chinese systematically or complete this level successfully, a subscription of 140 – 160 hours is suggested. Your teacher will create a study plan for you and prepare the lessons based on your level of Chinese and your learning goals.

ONLINE HSK COURSES

Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education

Level 1 – Elementary [Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3]

Grade 1

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills:

Being able to practise basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills;

Being able to have a brief conversation on the most familiar topics and tasks or being able to reply to others for the simplest social purpose.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse on topics of personal information, daily life, dining, transportations and hobbies, etc; and being able to practise relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to use the most basic etiquette terms and phrases to interact with different people; being able to recognise and identify specific simple information in a public environment and make an inquiry about it.

Quantitative indicators:

Being proficient with 269 syllables, 300 Chinese characters, 500 Chinese words, 48 grammar points.

Grade 2

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills:

Being able to practise basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills;

Being able to have a brief conversation on relatively familiar topics and tasks or being able to reply to others for basic social purpose.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse on topics of simple social activities, family life, study arrangement, shopping, dining and personal feelings etc; and being able to practise relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to order food in a Chinese restaurant and discuss personal hobbies with friends in Chinese; being able to recognise and identify the information on an admission and registration format and fill it in.

Quantitative indicators:

Being proficient with 468 syllables (199 increased), 600 Chinese characters (300 increased), 1,272 Chinese words (772 increased), and 129 grammar points (81 increased).

Grade 3

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills:

Being able to practise general listening, speaking, reading and writing skills;

Being able to have a brief conversation on basic topics and tasks about daily life, study and working events or being able to conduct daily social interactions.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse on topics of travelling experience, course schedule, cultural and sports events, festivals and customs, education and occupation etc; and being able to practise relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to talk about itinerary and customs that related to traditional festivals such as the Spring Festival; being able to send relatively formal invitations by both spoken language and writing letters; being able to reply to other’s invitation.

Quantitative indicators:

Being proficient with 608 syllables (140 increased), 900 Chinese characters (300 increased), 2,245 Chinese words (973 increased), and 210 grammar points (81 increased).

 

Level 2 – Intermediate [Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6]

Grade 4

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills:

Being able to practise considerable listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; Being able to do the initial interpretation.

Being able to have completed, constant and efficient social interactions on complex topics about daily life, study and working events.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse on topics of community life, state of healthiness and wellbeing, campus life, daily working, animals and plants etc; and being able to practise relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to briefly describe his/her conditions and communicate with doctors when in the hospital; being able to draft a simple advertisement of a part-time job and reply to other’s inquiries.

Quantitative indicators:

Being proficient with 724 syllables (116 increased), 1,200 Chinese characters (300 increased), 3,245 Chinese words (1,000 increased), and 286 grammar points (76 increased).

Grade 5

In this grade, you will show

Verbal communication skills

Being able to practise considerable listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; Being able to do the basic interpretation.

Being able to have completed, smooth and efficient social interactions on complex topics about daily life, study and working events.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse with topics of social relationships, lifestyles, learning methods, natural environment and social phenomenon etc; and being able to practise relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to discuss or communicate with others about the common social phenomenon; being able to reply to emails content, to introduce personal learning tricks and advice.

Quantitative indicators:

Being proficient with 822 syllables (98 increased), 1,500 Chinese characters (300 increased), 4,316 Chinese words (1,071 increased), and 357 grammar points (71 increased).

Grade 6

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills:

Being able to practise considerable listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; Being able to do general interpretations.

Being able to have abundant, fluent and decent social interactions on professional topics about the study and working events.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse with topics of social life, business affairs, arguments and conflicts, social news, and comparison between China and other countries etc; and being able to conduct relevant social missions.

For example: being able to talk about the differences between China and other countries in aspects of history and culture when being on an informal occasion; being able to understand the social news generally and comment on it.

Quantitative indicators:

Being proficient with 908 syllables (86 increased), 1,800 Chinese characters (300 increased), 5,456 Chinese words (1,140 increased), and 424 grammar points (67 increased).

 

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Level 3 – Advanced [Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9]

Grade 7

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills

Be able to practice listening, speaking, reading and writing; Being able to make initial professional interpretation work.

To be able to have formal, fluent and decent social interactions on relatively comprehensive and higher-level topics.

Topics and tasks:

Be able to talk about topics within social etiquette, science and technology, culture and art, sports, emotions and feelings, professional curriculum, etc. and to be able to carry out relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to communicate with participants when attending a relatively formal meeting; be able to read and understand most learning materials for a professional subject, as well as complete assignments of the subject.

Grade 8

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills

Being able to practise well listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; Being able to do professional interpreting works.

Being able to apply various kinds of techniques and skills comprehensively; being able to have formal, fluent and decent social interactions on various social topics in different scenes.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse on topics of language and literature, economy and politics, Legal affairs, philosophy and history, etc; and being able to conduct relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to deliver profound conversation and have a discussion on topics of philosophy, religions and current events; being able to do basic professional interpreting works; being able to express his/her own, call into question and declaim reasons for complaint when there are conflicts.

Grade 9

In this grade, you will show

Verbal Communication skills

Being able to practise well listening, speaking, reading and writing skills; Being able to do professional interpreting works.

Being able to apply various kinds of techniques and skills comprehensively; being able to have formal, fluent and decent social interactions on various social topics in different scenes.

Topics and tasks:

Being able to converse on topics of academic researches, policy and regulations, business and trades, and international affairs, etc; and being able to conduct relevant social interactions.

For example: being able to participate in business negotiation and debate with the counterpart under a formal circumstance; being able to read and understand documents with formal patterns and terms, such as policies and regulations, or a study report; in addition, being able to make decent comments on the topic.

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Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

About studying Chinese here, I think the living condition is very convenient because the dorm is very close to the classroom. Our teachers really enjoy teaching Chinese. They are also very passionate. Compared with other cities in China, Kunming has really good weather.

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Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

They really care about what our interests are, what questions we have, what requirements we have. Then they adjust our Chinese language program content according to the situations. One teacher and one student, so it is easy to keep your focus for the 6 hours of immersion Mandarin lessons. It is very convenient to study, live and eat in one building.

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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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I found Keats to be very good, teachers are excellent and really take the students seriously. Kunming is the best place to learn Mandarin in China. The environment is awesome, no pollution. The air quality is great, good weather. The people here are very friendly. I come to take classes every day. I feel comfortable studying Chinese at Keats. I learned so many things, although I only studied at Keats for 2 months. I am really satisfied with my teacher. For us foreigners, Keats is the best Chinese school in China. Therefore, I would highly recommend Keats to all of you.

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杜文宇 | 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.

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Pakorn | Thailand

Small Group Chinese Class

It is very convenient to come to Kunming from Thailand. I really like my Chinese class and my Chinese improved a lot in a few months. There are many benefits of learning Chinese. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.

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Matteo | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming at Keats. The teachers are great and my classmates are awesome. It is an unforgettable experience for me. I also got the chance to travel to other places in Yunnan. Those places are amazing and you definitely need to visit these places when you study Chinese in China at Keats.

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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