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SMALL GROUP CHINESE CLASS

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  • Duration

    1-52 weeks

  • Lessons Per Day

    4 Hours

  • Accommodation

    Included

  • Daily Meals

    Included

  • Student Number

    No More Than 5

  • Program Start

    Any Monday

  • Tuition Starting From

    RMB 3100

  • language levels

    Any Level

Course Features

In the Small Group Chinese Class, 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 Mandarin Chinese in China in an inexpensive but fun and efficient way
  • Have a structured, immersive, 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
Interaction with the Teacher and Classmates

Interaction with the Teacher and Classmates

    Besides the famous Intensive Immersion One-on-one 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
    Tuition Fee As Low As RMB 3100/week

    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
      Student Visa Provided

      Student Visa Provided

        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 spouse visas and children visas. You may also check out Keats Blog for more information about learning Chinese language in China and news about the visa.

        50% Returning Students
        50% Returning Students

        50% Returning Students

          Each year, over 500 students choose to enroll in small group classes. Over 50% of them choose to extend their Mandarin Chinese program with Keats. 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 small group Chinese classes are: Elementary 1 (HSK 1), elementary 2 (HSK 2), elementary 3 (HSK 3), intermediate 1 (HSK 4), intermediate 2 (HSK 5), intermediate 3 (HSK 6), advanced 1 (HSK 7), advanced 2 (HSK 8), advanced 3 (HSK 9).

          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 2022: Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, May 30, Jul 4, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Oct 31, Nov 28.

          Elementary 1 class is designed for students who have never studied Chinese.

          Topics covered in Elementary 1 are the introduction of yourself, daily life, food, transportation, interests, and hobbies.

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

          Beginner class starting dates of 2022: Jan 3, Feb 7, Mar 7, Apr 4, May 2, May 30, Jul 4, Aug 1, Sep 5, Oct 3, Oct 31, Nov 28.

          Elementary 2 class is designed for students who have learned 500 Chinese words and 48 grammar points, are able to recognize 300 Chinese characters.

          Topics covered in Elementary 2 are “socialize”, family life, study arrangement, shopping, dining, personal feelings, etc.

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

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

          Elementary 3 class is designed for students who have learned 1272 Chinese words and 129 grammar points, are able to recognize 600 Chinese characters.

          Topics covered in Elementary 3 are traveling experience, course situation, cultural and sports activities, festivals and customs, and career.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class has 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 learned 2245 Chinese words and 210 grammar points, are able to recognize 900 Chinese characters.

          Topics covered in Intermediate 1 are community life, healthy conditions, campus life, office communication, animals, and plants.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class has 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 learned 3245 Chinese words and 286 grammar points, are able to recognize 1200 Chinese characters.

          Topics covered in Intermediate 2 are interpersonal relationships, lifestyles, studying methods, natural environment, social phenomenon, etc.

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

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

          Intermediate 3 class is designed for students who have learned 4316 Chinese words and 357 grammar points, are able to recognize 1500 Chinese characters.

          Topics covered in Intermediate 3 are social contacts, business affairs, conflicts and disputes, society news, comparison of east and west, etc.

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

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

          Advanced 1 class is designed for students who have learned 5456 Chinese words and 424 grammar points, are able to recognize 1800 Chinese characters.

          Topics covered in Advanced 1 are socializing protocols, science and technology, culture and art, sports, emotions, academic fields.

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

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

          Topics covered in Advanced 2 class are language and characters, political economy, laws, philosophy, and history.

          Goals for Advanced 2 are to be able to conduct deep discussions about philosophy, religion, and news, to clearly express your opinions when having a debate.

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

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

          Topics covered in Advanced 3 class are academic research, laws and regulations, business trade, international affairs.

          Goals for Advanced 3 are to be able to conduct official business negotiations and debates, and be able to understand regulations and laws, academic researches, etc.

          The small group Chinese class is 4 hours a day Monday to Friday. Each class has 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 has 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 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

          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 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 Chinese outside of classrooms. It is a great time to practice what you have learned in the small group Chinese class.

          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. There are so many interesting places to visit in Kunming. We will take you to experience the real Kunming every Saturday.

          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; 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 who take the small group Chinse class to practice Mandarin Chinese outside of classrooms, the Friends Program at Keats provides the immersion experience by making friends with Chinese people and practicing Chinese. You will be paired with a local 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.

          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. Learn Chinese in China and explore China by taking the small group Chinese class.

          FREE - PLACEMENT TEST

          Each student has his/her Chinese language background. Don’t worry! We will offer a free placement test before you start the small group Mandarin Chinese class. The teacher at Keats 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 language courses. The student ID provides the best opportunity to travel in China on a budget. Kunming is an amazing city with great air quality and is an ideal destination for people who love outdoor activities. Check out a list of reasons to learn Chinese in Kunming Yunnan.

          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. 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. Get started and plan your trip to learn Mandarin Chinese in China.

          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.

          WHAT'S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE AT KEATS?

          8:00 – 8:30 Breakfast at Keats Cafeteria

          8:30 – 12:30 Small group Chinese class or free time on your own

          12:30 – 1:20 Lunch at Keats Cafeteria

          1:30 – 5:30 Small group Chinese class or free time on your own

          6:00 Dinner at Keats Cafeteria

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

          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

          Simon testimonial for keats chinese school

          Simon | UK & France

          Small Group Chinese Class

          The visa application was really straightforward, because Keats School helps us a lot with that. Keats has a big emphasis on conversational practice, so we learn a lot of vocabulary and daily life plans which is very convenient for us to go around town and speak with Chinese people which is the whole point of learning Chinese in China.

          Steve testimonial for keats chinese school

          Steve | UK

          Small Group Chinese Class

          I really enjoy coming here because it is like kind of a home for me. It is a great environment to learn Mandarin Chinese in China and meet great people from all over the world. Everyone here is extremely friendly. Kunming has a really nice climate. It is a very good mix of the modern city and also a lot of historic Chinese culture. Probably got the cleanest air in China and possibly the cleanest water too. I invite you to come to study Chinese in Kunming.

          Sully testimonial for keats chinese school

          Sully | France

          Small Group Chinese Class

          All my classmates stay together for one year and we improved so much! The teachers at Keats are all very great. They like to organize a lot of activities to help us learn Chinese. I like Keats! I like Kunming!

          Vanya testimonial for keats chinese school

          Vanya | BULGARIA

          Small Group Chinese Class

          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.

          Ida testimonial for keats chinese school

          Ida | Italy

          Small Group Chinese Class

          I have studied at Keats for 2 semesters. I highly recommend Keats School. If you are very interested in taking a Mandarin course in China, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study Chinese at Keats in Kunming.

          Sjoerd testimonial for keats chinese school

          SJOERD | Netherlands

          Small Group Chinese Class

          We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.

          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 in Kunming.

          Jade | UK & Mauritius

          Small Group Chinese Class

          I think the Chinese learning environment here is great. The teaching methods are also very interactive and fun. What I particularly enjoy here is the fact that my teacher does not stick to the textbook. We spend a lot of time discussing general topics, such as Chinese culture, world news, typical expressions used by local people. We also discuss social and economic topics.

          FEES

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          What's Your Chinese Learning Goal?

          Laying the Foundation

          You can take Elementary 1 (HSK1) or Elementary 2 (HSK2) Small Group Chinese Class. We offer a free placement test before you start the class.

          • Class Time: 8:30 - 12:30
          • Textbook: HSK 1 or HSK 2

          Basic Communication

          You can take Elementary 3 (HSK3) or Intermediate 1 (HSK4) Small Group Chinese Class. We offer a free placement test before you start the class.

          • Class Time: 8:30 - 12:30
          • Textbook: HSK 3 or HSK 4

          Conversational

          You can take Intermediate 2 (HSK5) or Intermediate 3 (HSK6) Small Group Chinese Class. We offer a free placement test before you start the class.

          • Class Time: 13:30 - 17:30
          • Textbook: HSK 5 or HSK 6

          Professional

          You can take Advanced 1 (HSK7), Advanced 2 (HSK8), or Advanced 3 (HSK9) Small Group Chinese Class. We offer a free placement test before you start the class.

          • Class Time: 8:30 -12:30
          • Textbook: Boya Chinese, Developing Chinese

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