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.

Li Jin

Director of One-on-one Program & HSK Program

Jin was born and raised in Yunnan province, China. After graduating from university, where she majored in teaching Chinese as a second language, she settled in Kunming. She joined the faculty at the Keats School in 2012 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 working with the other teachers 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. Jin is the director of the One-on-one Chinese Program.

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

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

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

Xiaoxue Zhang

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

KEATS

TEACHERS

Rosary ZHANG

One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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."

Yongqi WANG

One-on-one Chinese Class

"Don't get fixated on a goal. Just enjoy and love the process of learning and believe in yourself. The rest will come naturally."

Ying WU

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."
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Jing WANG

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."
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Zhongli LIU

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."
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Qianru MO

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Tian LI

One-on-one Chinese Class

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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Li WANG

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Na LI

One-on-one Chinese Class

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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."
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Jiamin SONG

One-on-one Chinese Class

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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Ruiping WANG

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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!"

Yao DOU

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Li JIN

One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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

One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

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

    One-on-one Chinese Class
    Small Group Chinese Class

  • Yongqi WANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Ying WU

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Jing WANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Zhongli LIU

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Qianru MO

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Tian LI

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Ruijia PING

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Li WANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Jie Zhang

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Huiling QIN

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Na LI

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Die LI

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Jiamin SONG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Yating YANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Yi WANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Ruiping WANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Wei CHEN

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Yao DOU

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Si WU

    One-on-one Chinese Class
    Small Group Chinese Class

  • Yuhan WANG

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Li JIN

    One-on-one Chinese Class
    Small Group Chinese Class

  • Annie WU

    One-on-one Chinese Class

  • Jinran ZHAO

    One-on-one Chinese Class
    Small Group Chinese Class

  • Ya GUO

    One-on-one Chinese Class
    Small Group Chinese Class

Rosary ZHANG
One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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."

Yongqi WANG
One-on-one Chinese Class

"Don't get fixated on a goal. Just enjoy and love the process of learning and believe in yourself. The rest will come naturally."

Ying WU
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Zhongli LIU
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Tian LI
One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Ruijia PING
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Li WANG
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Na LI
One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Die LI
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Yating YANG
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

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

Ruiping WANG
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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!"

Yao DOU
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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."

Li JIN
One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

"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
One-on-one Chinese Class
Small Group Chinese Class

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

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OVER 7000+ STUDENTS HAVE STUDIED AT KEATS

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.

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 Chinese culture, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study at Keats in Kunming.

Josh testimonial for keats chinese school

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.

Robert testimonial for keats chinese school

Robert | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Since last semester, we started studying Chinese at Keats. It was the best choice we can ever make. It is a really good school. The classes are a lot of fun, you learn a lot, but very interactive, so you talk a lot which means it is not just books and writing. Kunming is a really pleasant city to live, especially if you compare it to other cities in the east. If you like to travel, if you like to study Chinese in a fun way, Keats is the place for you.

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 are all very great. They like to organize a lot of activities to help us learn 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 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.

Joleen | Germany

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

About studying 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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