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9 Locations Available for Chinese Language Courses

You can choose to study Chinese at the Keats headquarters in Kunming, or other places like Dali, Lijiang, Yuanyang, Jianshui, Xishuangbanna, Jingmai Tea Mountain, Tengchong, and Puzhehei.

You can choose to study Chinese at the Keats headquarters in Kunming, or other places like Dali, Lijiang, Yuanyang, Jianshui, Xishuangbanna, Jingmai Tea Mountain, Tengchong, and Puzhehei.

Kunming (Headquarters)

As the capital city of Yunnan province in China, Kunming has one of the best climates with excellent air quality in China. Kunming embraces traditional Chinese architecture and modern Chinese culture. Kunming is the best place to learn Chinese in China because people here can speak standard Mandarin and leave you in a non-English speaking environment. As an important city for communicating with Southeast Asian countries, Kunming has many international flights and domestic flights, which make it super easy to reach. Kunming is also one of the most affordable cities in China.

Places to Visit in Kunming: Western Hills, Minority Village, Golden Palace Park, Green Lake Park, Yunnan Provincial Museum, Guandu Ancient Town, Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Caves, Jiaozi Snow Mountain.

Lijiang

Lijiang is a vital transit point along the Ancient Tea Horse Road. It is home to Naxi people, who have their own language and characters. Lijiang boasts spectacular natural scenery varying from snowy mountains and highland glacial lakes to majestic canyons, making it an excellent place for outdoor activity lovers. It is a healthy place to escape city stress, with an excellent environment and a leisurely lifestyle.

Flight from Kunming to Lijiang: 1 hour

High-speed train from Kunming to Lijiang: 3 hours

Places to Visit in Lijiang: Old Town of Lijiang, Baisha Village, Shuhe Ancient Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Dali

As one of the famous tourist destinations in Yunnan Province, Dali is rich in historical and natural relics. It is also one of the primary residences of the Bai Ethnic Group. Its history stretches back to the kingdom of Nanzhao (8th century). The old walled city from the Ming dynasty contains traditional homes and towers from the Bai ethnic minority.

Flight from Kunming to Dali: 1 hour

High-speed train from Kunming to Dali: 2 hours

Places to Visit in Dali: Three pagodas, Xizhou Village, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake, Cangshan Mountain, Shaxi Ancient Town.

Puzhehei

Because Puzhehei is close to Guangxi province, the scenic area abounds in beautiful waters and green mountains which are very similar to and even prettier than those in Guilin. The best time to visit Puzhehei is in the summer because the vast waters are dotted in summer with shining lotus flowers and boundless lotus leaves, enhancing the stunning scenery. If you love photography, this wonderful scenic spot is a paradise for you.

High-speed train from Kunming to Puzhehei: 1 hour

KUNMING (Headquarters)

Keats School’s headquarters campus is located in Kunming, Yunnan. Known as a “Spring City,” Kunming is home to some of the mildest and most pleasant weather of any city in China. During your time when you take a Mandarin Chinese course in Kunming, many exciting destinations await your discovery right here in Kunming. You can choose to learn Chinese in Kunming or learn Chinese at other Keats locations.

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Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Yuanyang Rice Terraces are the Hani ethnic minority’s masterpiece of ingenuity. In unique shapes and sizes with thousands of years of history, they form a mosaic of colorful and breathtaking landscapes of natural beauty. Known as a “land sculpture,” the terraced fields have been officially acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. The best time to visit Yuanyang is in winter.

Bus from Kunming to Yuanyang: 6 hours 

Places to Visit in Yuanyang: Duoyishu, Bada, and Laohuzui.

Xishuangbanna

Xishuangbanna is known for its Dai culture, distinctive temples, and tropical rainforests. As a National Scenic Resort, it is rich in natural and historical, and cultural resources and is noted for its multifarious folklore, rain forests, rare plants, and wildlife.

Flight from Kunming to Xishuangbanna: 1 hour

High-speed train from Kunming to Xishuangbanna: 3 hours

Places to Visit in Xishuangbanna: Manfeilong Pagodas, Ganlanba, Wild Elephant Valley, Tropical Botanical Garden.

Jianshui

Jianshui is one of the national famous historic and cultural towns of China. With a history of about 1200 years and an abundant distinctive cultural heritage, the ancient town enjoys a great reputation as a ‘Museum of Ancient Buildings and Residential Houses’ and attracts a lot of visitors at home and abroad.

High-speed train from Kunming to Jianshui: 2 hours

Places to Visit in Jianshui: Jianshui Confucius Temple, Zhu Family Garden, Double Dragon Bridge, the National Examination Site of Xuezheng (the National Education Ministry) of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Tuanshan Village.

Tengchong

Bordering Burma to the west, Tengchong is the important gateway for China to South Asia and Southeast Asia. As the famous hometown of overseas Chinese, cultural town, and a vital distributing center of jade, it has boasted a crucial geographic position since ancient times. It is well known for its volcanic activity.

Flight from Kunming to Tengchong: 1 hour

Places to Visit in Tengchong: Heshun Ancient Town, Rehai Hot Spring, Gingko Village, The Cluster of Volcanoes, The Graveyard of the National Heroes.

Jingmai Tea Mountain

If you are tired of big bustling cities, Jingmai Tea Mountain brings tranquil, leisurely, and healthy feelings for primitive nature. Jingmai Mountain is the place where the famous Pu’er tea is grown.  Spending a week or 2 in Jingmai Mountain can calm you down and help you understand Pu’er tea culture. If you are a fan of Chinese tea, Jingmai Mountain is a place worth visiting and immersing yourself in the tea culture.

Flight from Kunming to Jingmai: 2 hours 10 minutes, then bus to the Mountain: 2 hours

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Sarah | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese course? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

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Joep | Netherlands

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I have been to Keats School to learn Chinese for 4 times now. The reason for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good Chinese teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even a 10-year plan to come back to this school.  All the teachers have methods of looking at what your skills are. They are aware of at what level you are. I think it is worth for everyone.

Dr. Med. Beatrice | Austria

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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Rients | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Kunming is a great place to learn Chinese in China 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.

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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.

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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.

Ramji | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.

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 study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.

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