SMALL GROUP CHINESE CLASS

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  • Duration

    1-52 weeks

  • Lessons Per Day

    4 Hours

  • Accommodation

    Included

  • Daily Meals

    Included

  • Student Number

    Less Than 5

  • Program Start

    Any Monday

  • Tuition Starting From

    RMB 3100

  • language levels

    Any Level

Course Features

In this program I will:
  • Improve my Chinese skills through active interaction with my teacher and classmates
  • Be provided with help to obtain a long-term student visa
  • Learn Chinese in an inexpensive but fun and efficient way
  • Have a structured and professional course with accommodation included
  • Make friends with my classmates who come from different parts of the world
Program Intro

Is this programfor me?

Interaction with the Teacher and Classmates

    Besides the famous one-on-one immersion Chinese language program at Keats, the small group Chinese class is another popular program of Keats. The teachers use plenty of games and activities to get you involved in the class. You will have the opportunity to practice your speaking and get corrected immediately. The teachers for the small group classes are experienced and use unique teaching methods developed by Keats.

    Tuition Fee As Low As RMB 3100/week

      If you want to learn Chinese in China in a very affordable way, this is the perfect program for you. At Keats, we aim to provide everyone from every country with an opportunity to learn the Chinese language from professional instructors. If you plan to work in China after you study at Keats, this is a great program to get you prepared by steadily improving your Chinese. The tuition fee is as low as RMB 3100 per week.

      Student Visa Provided

        Keats is one of the very few private language schools in China that can provide X1/X2 student visas and study resident permit. The student visa fee for one semester is RMB 450. 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 spouse visas and children visas.

        50% Returning Students

          Each year, over 200 students choose to enrol in small group classes. Over 50% of them choose to go on to another semester of study. What keeps students studying at Keats is the fast rate of progress and the warm and friendly academic learning environment that helps sustain students’ motivation. The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. If you are not a beginner, you can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on Monday. The levels for the classes are: beginner (HSK 1), elementary 1 (HSK 2), elementary 2 (HSK 3), intermediate 1 (HSK 4), intermediate 2 (HSK 5), and advanced (HSK 6).

          CLASS OPTIONS

          If you are not a beginner, you can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on Monday. Beginner class starting dates of 2020: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.

          Beginner class is designed for students who have never studied Chinese.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class is no more than 5 students.

          Beginner class starting dates of 2020: March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7.

           

          Elementary 1 class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 4 months (160 hours) and are able to recognize 100 Chinese characters and use 150 Chinese words.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class is no more than 5 students.

          You can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on the following Monday.

           

          Elementary 2 class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 8 months (320 hours) and are able to recognize 300 Chinese characters and use 600 Chinese words.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class is no more than 5 students.

          You can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on the following Monday.

           

          Intermediate 1 class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 12 months (480 hours) and are able to recognize 600 Chinese characters and use 1200 Chinese words.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class is no more than 5 students.

          You can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on the following Monday.

           

           

          Intermediate 2 class is designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 24 months (960 hours) and are able to recognize 1000 Chinese characters and use 2500 Chinese words.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class is no more than 5 students.

          You can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on the following Monday.

           

          Advance class is designed for students who are able to recognize 2000 Chinese characters and use 5000 Chinese words.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class is no more than 5 students.

          You can arrive on any Sunday and start your classes on the following Monday.

           

          WHAT’S INCLUDED

          4 hrs/day of Small Group Chinese Classes

          WHAT’S INCLUDED

          • Each small group class is no more than 5 students.
          • You will have Mandarin Chinese classes for 4 hours Monday to Friday, 20 hours/week.
          • The teacher employs all kinds of activities/games to get every student involved.
          • Improve your Chinese skills through active interaction with your teacher and classmates.

          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 and wifi.

          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 good time to practice your Chinese with Keats teachers during meal times.

          Culture & Movie Night

          • 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 options we have.

          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.

          Dedicated Advisors

          Your “Study Advisor” will be helping you with: 1. Collecting your learning feedback for the 1st week at Keats; 2. Tracking your satisfaction of 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; 7. Any questions related to studying.

          Your “Life Advisor” will be helping you with: 1. School orientation; 2. Helping you get familiar with the surroundings area; 3. Accommodation registration; 4. Arranging room cleaning and ordering water; 5. Arranging airport pick-up and drop-off; 6. Helping you get the Chinese SIM card or metro card; 7. Helping you learn more about travel destinations and popular traveling routes; 8. Helping you purchase flight tickets, train tickets and book hotel rooms; 9. Taking you to buy gifts and souvenirs; 10. Anything else that will help you feel like home here.

          FREE Weekend 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.

          Chinese Language Partner

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

          FREE Wednesday Language Exchange

          Keats has the largest language exchange platform in Kunming. We offer FREE language exchange activities every 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 Wednesday 19:30 – 21:30 at Keats Time Cafe.

          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.

          FREE PLACEMENT TEST

          We will offer a free placement test before you start the Chinese class. The teacher will suggest one class that is most suitable for your level.

          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 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% 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.

          Internships Available

          In order to create more opportunities for Keats students to have a deep insight of 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 Mandarin language into practical use, we have positions such as assistant of project manager available. If you want to start your own company in China, we can also offer consultation of legal issues and office renting.

          VISA APPLICATION ASSISTANCE

          Keats is one of the very few private language schools in China that can provide X1/X2 student visas and study resident permits. The student visa fee for one semester is RMB 450. After you complete your registration at Keats, we will send you instructions on how to get your student visa with the help from Keats. Keats can also provide spouse visas and children visas.

          OTHER FREE SERVICES

          Airport pick-up and drop-off

          Access to Online Learning Materials

          Access to Keats Fitness Center

          Laundry

          High speed internet and use of the computers

          Travel Planning in China

          VISA Application Assistance

          Program Certificates

          Medicine for minor illnesses

          THE PROGRAM'S IMPACT

          Rients testimonial for keats chinese school

          Rients | Netherlands

          Small Group Chinese Class

          Kunming is a great place to learn Chinese because not many Chinese on the street speak English. Keats has been a great school for me and a lot of other foreigners who studied in china recommended it to me. I think they are all right. The study method here is really structured. They make learning Chinese really easy. There are also a lot of cultural and natural places to visit.

          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.

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          Matteo | Italy

          Small Group Chinese Class

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          Josh | USA

          Small Group Chinese Class

          I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with smile every day.

          David testimonial for keats chinese school

          Pakorn | Thailand

          Small Group Chinese Class

          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.

          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.

          Stew testimonial for keats chinese school

          Stew | UK

          Small Group Chinese Class

          The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relax. I would recommend the school.

          FEES

          The price in RMB is the standard payment we accept. Below is the price conversion in
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          What's Your Chinese Learning Goal?

          Laying the Foundation

          You can take the beginner class, which is designed for students who have never studied Chinese.

          • Class Time: 8:30 - 10:30
          • Textbook: HSK 1

          Basic Communication

          You can take the elementary 1 (HSK 2) or elementary 2 (HSK 3). They are designed for students who have studied Chinese for at least 4 months (160 hours) and are able to recognize 250 Chinese characters and use 350 Chinese words.

          • Class Time For Elementary 1: 10:40 - 12:40
          • Textbook For Elementary 1: HSK 2 & 3
          • Class Time For Elementary 2: 13:30 - 15:30
          • Textbook For Elementary 2: HSK 3 & 4

          Conversational

          You can take the intermediate 1 (HSK 4) or intermediate 2 (HSK 5). They are 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.

          • Class Time for Intermediate 1: 13:30 - 15:30
          • Textbook for Intermediate 1: Boya Pre-Intermediate 1
          • Class Time for Intermediate 2: 10:40 - 12:40
          • Textbook for Intermediate 2: Boya Pre-Intermediate 2

          Professional

          You can take the advanced (HSK 6) class. It is 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.

          • Class Time for Advanced: 8:30 -10:30
          • Textbook for Advanced: Boya Intermediate 1

          Customize Your Courses

          We offer a discount if you apply to study for more than 30 weeks. Learn more about our Discount policy ?

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