KEATS
TEAM

Top & professional Mandarin Chinese teachers who are experienced in designing personalized study plans.

FENG XUE

Co-founder

Mrs. Xue Feng used to be a doctor at Yunnan Provincial People’s Hospital. She realized that she was so passionate about teaching Chinese language to foreigners. In 2004, she co-founded Keats School with Zier Liu. Over the past decade, she has helped Keats transform into one of the top Mandarin schools in China in terms of teaching quality and operation scale. Mrs. Xue laid solid foundation for Keats teaching methodology. With a 40% rate of returning students, she has successfully helped many students improve their language skills and reach their study and career goals. Mrs. Xue loves Chinese traditional culture, and is good at Chinese calligraphy, Chinese seal cutting, Chinese style writing and Chinese cooking.

Zier Liu

Co-founder

Zier was born and raised in China, and is now settled in the city of Kunming. She spent four years living in America where she completed a Bachelor of Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In 2004, Zier co-founded the Keats Chinese Language School in Kunming. Being a Chinese language teacher herself, Zier has developed a systematic teaching methodology suited to Westerners of all cultural backgrounds. Her passion for teaching Chinese means she is continually seeking out ways to make acquiring the language easier and more interesting. Not only does she focus on language form, she also helps students understand Chinese culture and Chinese thinking. This is what makes Keats stand out from other Chinese language schools, and has been recognized as such with the many awards her school has received.

Jinran Zhao

Director of Small Group Classes

Zhao was born and raised in Yunnan. She works closely with Keats teachers to supervise and manage the quality of classes. Zhao is also in charge of teachers' training and teaching quality control. She is the director of the Small Group Class Program. Zhao is liked by her students and has a humorous teaching style.

Si Wu

Director of Online Chinese Program

Wu is the director of Online Chinese Program. She will actively track your satisfaction with your teacher and your lessons, to make sure that you take the most out of your online lessons. She also takes care of the training of teachers for online lessons. Even you cannot travel to Kunming to study Chinese at Keats, you can also keep up learning Chinese with Keats. Wu joined Keats in 2017 and has rich experience in teaching Chinese.

Ya Guo

Director of HSK Program and One-on-one Program

After graduating from university, where Guo majored in teaching Chinese as a second language, she settled in Kunming. She joined the faculty at the Keats School in 2017 as a teacher of Chinese for foreign students. On average each year, she teaches about 70 students of different ages coming from various countries, with different levels of ability in Chinese. In 2018, she took the position as the school’s executive officer, mainly in charge for management, giving guidance to the students to help direct their learning, working with other teachers to improve their teaching ability, and to develop more practical and effective teaching methods at Keats. Teaching is her passion, and she is looking forward to continuing to work with students learning Chinese at Keats. Guo is the director of the One-on-one Chinese Program. 

Annie Wu

Life Advisor

I am your life advisor. I will be helping you with: 1. Introducing the school(Classrooms, Cafeteria, Dormitory, Library, Laundry) 2. Helping you get familiar with the surroundings area 3. Gathering some general information about you 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

Yuhan Wang

Study Advisor

I am your study advisor. I 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

Jiqing BI

Life Advisor

I am your life advisor. I will be helping you with: 1. Introducing the school(Classrooms, Cafeteria, Dormitory, Library, Laundry) 2. Helping you get familiar with the surroundings area 3. Gathering some general information about you 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

Yufei YIN

Study Advisor

I am your study advisor. I 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

KEATS

TEACHERS

Rosary ZHANG

Master in Chinese Literature
China University of Mining and Technology

"Wherever I am, let there be joy. There is no education greater than one that is self-driven. These are two of my life philosophies. We thrive in our lives when we are guided by our hearts, not by the guidance of others. This is where true joy is found."

Rui NIE

Bachelor in Chinese International Education
Dali University

"I enjoy every moment teaching my students. I use various teaching methods to help my students memorize new words and understand grammar points."
Chinese Teacher

Ying WU

Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"Only by making friends with my students can I hear their hearts. Everyone has potential energy, so I will try my best to spark your potential energy."
chinese-teacher

Jing WANG

Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"To me, teaching Chinese is a way to explore myself and improve myself. I love students asking me questions and I love the way to help them find answers by themselves."
chinese-teacher

Wei LIAO

Master in Education and Linguistics
Beijing Normal University

"Time and patience are very important to both teachers and students. If you are willing to learn, you will learn. The greatest barrier to learning is the known, not the unknown."
chinese teacher

Qianru MO

Master in Education
Berlin International University of Applied Science

"I love when students ask me questions. The more questions, the better. I want to ignite your curiosity about the make-up of the language. You will discover the fascinating cultural quirks behind the words and the characters."

Jin LIU

Bachelor in English
Yunnan Normal University

"There are no bad students, only bad teachers. My students and I are not only teachers but also friends."
chinese teacher

Ruijia PING

Bachelor in German
Dalian Foreign Language University

"I make customized teaching plan for each individual student. I make my best efforts to help my students learn the most during their time at Keats."

Yanfen CUI

Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
Yunnan University

"Having a deep interest in Chinese literature, I love to help advanced students with their grammar. I also enjoy teaching students with an elementary level because I believe keeping you get more interested in Chinese is more important."

Jie Zhang

Bachelor in Thai
Lampang Rajabhat University of Thailand

"My teaching philosophy is that teaching students how to learn is just as important as teaching content. I help students find the best learning method that suits them in order to make studying Chinese easier and more enjoyable."

Huiling QIN

Bachelor in Chinese International Education
Anhui University

"Language should be learned in context. That’s why I encourage my students to come to China to immerse themselves in the Chinese environment."

Die LI

Bachelor in Management
Université d’Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand France

"I believe patience is the most important thing for a good teacher. In my class, students enjoy the fun of learning Chinese and being able to speak Chinese."
chinese-teacher

Jiamin SONG

Master in Thai
Royal University of Lampang, Thailand

"Stay professional, stay passionate, and stay patient."
Chinese-teacher

Qiurong GUO

Bachelor in English
Changchun University

"I spent several years studying in London. This experience gives me a better idea how Westerners think, which I can employ in my teaching, to help my students learn Chinese as fast as possible."
Chinese Teacher

Yi WANG

Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Southwest Forestry University

"Teaching Chinese at Keats brings me lots of fun. I enjoy every moment I work here and be with my students."

Ruiping WANG

Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"I have taught Chinese in Thailand. I am determined to be an excellent Mandarin teacher. I hope to see you at Keats and help you master Chinese in a short time."

Wei CHEN

Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"I have taught Mandarin Chinese in the United States for 1 year. Having worked in different countries, I have a deep understanding of Western cultures and Chinese cultures. I look forward to seeing you at Keats!"

Yushuang ZHANG

Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
Yunnan Normal University

"I have taught students from more than 10 countries. I enjoy teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Be my student and let's become friends."

Si WU

Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
Yunnan Normal University

"Most of our learning doesn't take place in the classroom, but outside in the real world. I love giving lessons to my students, but I get the most joy in going out and exploring Chines culture with my students."

Yuhan WANG

Bachelor in English and French
Yunnan Normal University

"Thorough teaching is more important than covering content at a rapid pace. People can't do too many things in life, so everything will be wonderful."
Chinese Teacher

Ye LIU

Master in English
Xi'an International Studies University

"Grant it fish, sufficient for a day's hunger; Grant it to fish and eat fish for life. People who know it better than who work on it, who work on it not as good as who love it."

Annie WU

Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Nationalities University

"I dedicate myself fully to my students, always maintaining a friendly and patient attitude. This is what's needed to be an excellent language teacher."

Jinran ZHAO

Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Kunming University of Science and Technology

"With an innovative mindset, we can continuously improve our teaching techniques. We should always have at the forefront of our minds what is the most simple and efficient way to teach a language point."
Chinese Teacher Zhao Jinran

Ya GUO

Bachelor in History
Liaocheng University

"I provide Chinese language lessons for all people from all over the world. I believe teaching others teaches yourself."
Chinese Teacher Guoya

Yingting BAI

Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan University

“Teaching Chinese and spreading Chinese culture are my passion for life. I will employ various teaching Chinese to help you learn Chinese in a fun way."
chinese teacher

Yuting CHEN

Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Beijing International Studying University

"At Keats, we use all kinds of teaching methods to help you learn Chinese in the shortest possible time."
chinese teacher

Jiqing BI

Bachelor in English
Yunnan University

"The on-going training at Keats keeps us in the top level of teaching Chinese. Trust me, you will make more progress at Keats than you expect."
chinese teacher

Yufei YIN

Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

"I will help you learn the correct grammar. I will help you put the things learned from books into practical use. "
  • Rosary ZHANG

    Master in Chinese Literature
    China University of Mining and Technology

  • Rui NIE

    Bachelor in Chinese International Education
    Dali University

  • Ying WU

    Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Jing WANG

    Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Wei LIAO

    Master in Education and Linguistics
    Beijing Normal University

  • Qianru MO

    Master in Education
    Berlin International University of Applied Science

  • Jin LIU

    Bachelor in English
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Ruijia PING

    Bachelor in German
    Dalian Foreign Language University

  • Yanfen CUI

    Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
    Yunnan University

  • Jie Zhang

    Bachelor in Thai
    Lampang Rajabhat University of Thailand

  • Huiling QIN

    Bachelor in Chinese International Education
    Anhui University

  • Die LI

    Bachelor in Management
    Université d’Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand France

  • Jiamin SONG

    Master in Thai
    Royal University of Lampang, Thailand

  • Qiurong GUO

    Bachelor in English
    Changchun University

  • Yi WANG

    Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Southwest Forestry University

  • Ruiping WANG

    Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Wei CHEN

    Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Yushuang ZHANG

    Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Si WU

    Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Yuhan WANG

    Bachelor in English and French
    Yunnan Normal University

  • Ye LIU

    Master in English
    Xi'an International Studies University

  • Annie WU

    Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan Nationalities University

  • Jinran ZHAO

    Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Kunming University of Science and Technology

  • Ya GUO

    Bachelor in History
    Liaocheng University

  • Yingting BAI

    Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan University

  • Yuting CHEN

    Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Beijing International Studying University

  • Jiqing BI

    Bachelor in English
    Yunnan University

  • Yufei YIN

    Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
    Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

Rosary ZHANG
Master in Chinese Literature
China University of Mining and Technology

"Wherever I am, let there be joy. There is no education greater than one that is self-driven. These are two of my life philosophies. We thrive in our lives when we are guided by our hearts, not by the guidance of others. This is where true joy is found."

Rui NIE
Bachelor in Chinese International Education
Dali University

"I enjoy every moment teaching my students. I use various teaching methods to help my students memorize new words and understand grammar points."

Ying WU
Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"Only by making friends with my students can I hear their hearts. Everyone has potential energy, so I will try my best to spark your potential energy."

Jing WANG
Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"To me, teaching Chinese is a way to explore myself and improve myself. I love students asking me questions and I love the way to help them find answers by themselves."

Wei LIAO
Master in Education and Linguistics
Beijing Normal University

"Time and patience are very important to both teachers and students. If you are willing to learn, you will learn. The greatest barrier to learning is the known, not the unknown."

Qianru MO
Master in Education
Berlin International University of Applied Science

"I love when students ask me questions. The more questions, the better. I want to ignite your curiosity about the make-up of the language. You will discover the fascinating cultural quirks behind the words and the characters."

Jin LIU
Bachelor in English
Yunnan Normal University

"There are no bad students, only bad teachers. My students and I are not only teachers but also friends."

Ruijia PING
Bachelor in German
Dalian Foreign Language University

"I make customized teaching plan for each individual student. I make my best efforts to help my students learn the most during their time at Keats."

Yanfen CUI
Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
Yunnan University

"Having a deep interest in Chinese literature, I love to help advanced students with their grammar. I also enjoy teaching students with an elementary level because I believe keeping you get more interested in Chinese is more important."

Jie Zhang
Bachelor in Thai
Lampang Rajabhat University of Thailand

"My teaching philosophy is that teaching students how to learn is just as important as teaching content. I help students find the best learning method that suits them in order to make studying Chinese easier and more enjoyable."

Huiling QIN
Bachelor in Chinese International Education
Anhui University

"Language should be learned in context. That’s why I encourage my students to come to China to immerse themselves in the Chinese environment."

Die LI
Bachelor in Management
Université d’Auvergne, Clermont Ferrand France

"I believe patience is the most important thing for a good teacher. In my class, students enjoy the fun of learning Chinese and being able to speak Chinese."

Jiamin SONG
Master in Thai
Royal University of Lampang, Thailand

"Stay professional, stay passionate, and stay patient."

Qiurong GUO
Bachelor in English
Changchun University

"I spent several years studying in London. This experience gives me a better idea how Westerners think, which I can employ in my teaching, to help my students learn Chinese as fast as possible."

Yi WANG
Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Southwest Forestry University

"Teaching Chinese at Keats brings me lots of fun. I enjoy every moment I work here and be with my students."

Ruiping WANG
Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"I have taught Chinese in Thailand. I am determined to be an excellent Mandarin teacher. I hope to see you at Keats and help you master Chinese in a short time."

Wei CHEN
Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Normal University

"I have taught Mandarin Chinese in the United States for 1 year. Having worked in different countries, I have a deep understanding of Western cultures and Chinese cultures. I look forward to seeing you at Keats!"

Yushuang ZHANG
Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
Yunnan Normal University

"I have taught students from more than 10 countries. I enjoy teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Be my student and let's become friends."

Si WU
Bachelor in Chinese Language and Literature
Yunnan Normal University

"Most of our learning doesn't take place in the classroom, but outside in the real world. I love giving lessons to my students, but I get the most joy in going out and exploring Chines culture with my students."

Yuhan WANG
Bachelor in English and French
Yunnan Normal University

"Thorough teaching is more important than covering content at a rapid pace. People can't do too many things in life, so everything will be wonderful."

Ye LIU
Master in English
Xi'an International Studies University

"Grant it fish, sufficient for a day's hunger; Grant it to fish and eat fish for life. People who know it better than who work on it, who work on it not as good as who love it."

Annie WU
Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan Nationalities University

"I dedicate myself fully to my students, always maintaining a friendly and patient attitude. This is what's needed to be an excellent language teacher."

Jinran ZHAO
Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Kunming University of Science and Technology

"With an innovative mindset, we can continuously improve our teaching techniques. We should always have at the forefront of our minds what is the most simple and efficient way to teach a language point."

Ya GUO
Bachelor in History
Liaocheng University

"I provide Chinese language lessons for all people from all over the world. I believe teaching others teaches yourself."

Yingting BAI
Master in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan University

“Teaching Chinese and spreading Chinese culture are my passion for life. I will employ various teaching Chinese to help you learn Chinese in a fun way."

Yuting CHEN
Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Beijing International Studying University

"At Keats, we use all kinds of teaching methods to help you learn Chinese in the shortest possible time."

Jiqing BI
Bachelor in English
Yunnan University

"The on-going training at Keats keeps us in the top level of teaching Chinese. Trust me, you will make more progress at Keats than you expect."

Yufei YIN
Bachelor in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Yunnan University of Finance and Economics

"I will help you learn the correct grammar. I will help you put the things learned from books into practical use. "

Which Chinese Language Program
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PROGRAMS

Rients's Story at Keats Kunming, My Second Hometown

OVER 7000+ STUDENTS HAVE STUDIED AT KEATS

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.

Andrew testimonial for keats chinese school

Andrew | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I am a graduate student working on my doctor degree at Columbia University. We were able to really focus on speaking especially interview  style speaking and we are able to really up my reading and writing, so when I go back to Columbia, I can take formal classes.  It has been a really good experience and I really love my teacher.

David testimonial for keats chinese school

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. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with an eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.

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 come. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.

Amauri testimonial for keats chinese school

Amauri | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

The teachers at Keats know how to read the students. They know the level of the students. I am a slow learner, but they managed to adapt to my learning. They made the class very fun, very exciting. I am pleased that not only I got to learn the culture and the language, I got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.

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.

Liam | UK

HSK Test Preparation Course

Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5 .

Sylvia tetimonial for keats chinese school

Sylvia | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

One thing I really liked was that I was able to work with my teacher to make an individual plan of study. Another really nice thing is that you live at the school, you feel completely safe.  You always have a group of people who are willing to do things with you on the weekends or in the evenings. They are serving you all the 3 meals a day, the food was excellent.

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