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WHY KUNMING
CHINA?

Known as the "Spring City," Kunming is home to some of the most pleasant and mildest climates in all of China.

THE CITY OF KUNMING

THE MILDEST AND MOST PLEASANT WEATHER IN CHINA
THE MILDEST AND MOST PLEASANT WEATHER IN CHINA

THE MILDEST AND MOST PLEASANT WEATHER IN CHINA

    Kunming is called “Spring City.” High temperatures average around 21C (69F), and lows are typically around 10C (50F). Kunming also has some of the cleanest air and bluest skies of any Chinese city. Kunming has the most comfortable and pleasant climate for learning Chinese in China.

    EASY TO GET AROUND
    EASY TO GET AROUND

    EASY TO GET AROUND

      Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province. Yunnan is one of China’s southern provinces, bordering Vietnam and Laos to the south, Myanmar to the West, and mountainous Tibet to the northwest. This makes Kunming, near the center of Yunnan, a perfect springboard for further travel in Asia. When Keats students, especially long-term students, find themselves a little tired when studying Chinese, they usually travel to Vietnam or Thailand for about 4 to 5 days.

      HOW DOES KUNMING COMPARE WITH BEIJING & SHANGHAI?

      BETTER WEATHER

      No matter where you are from, you will appreciate the mild climate here. Compared to other cities in China, Kunming is one of the most livable cities due to its great weather. If you want a city with the best climate, learn Chinese in Kunming, Yunnan.

      CLEANER AIR

      Clear blue skies with fluffy white clouds make everyday life in Kunming pleasant. Thinking of Beijing or Harbin in China, unfortunately, brings to mind images of masked faces in thick grey smog. For most people, this rules out the idea of living in big cities in China for an extended period. Fortunately for Kunming, this is really not an issue. For the capital city of Yunnan Province, Kunming experiences some of the lowest levels of air pollution in China.

      MORE AFFORDABLE

      Kunming in Yunnan is one of the most affordable cities to live in, covering everything from food to apartments. Plenty of areas are suited to foreigners at a fraction of the price you would pay in Beijing/Shanghai, while still allowing you to experience the real China. If you have a tight budget, Kunming in Yunnan is perfect for you.

      MORE CULTURAL DIVERSITY

      Despite China’s fast development, Kunming in Yunnan retains traditional Chinese culture making it a very interesting and fun blend. Yunnan hosts almost half of the Chinese ethnic minorities, meaning there is an endless diversity of culture with a rich history – good news for food lovers. China has 56 minority groups and Yunnan is home for 26 minority groups.

      SMOOTHER TRANSITION

      Affordability, a smooth visa process, and a relaxed class environment make for an unbeatable combination. If you are looking for the most affordable Mandarin Chinese language program in China, welcome to study at Keats in Kunming, Yunnan.

      AMAZING LANDSCAPES

      In Yunnan Province, Kunming has some excellent nearby travel locations, such as Dali, Shangri-la, Lijiang, and Xishuangbanna. Yunnan also forms the border of South East Asia. Surrounded by many beautiful destinations, Kunming, as a tourist city, stands out from other cities in China. If you learn Chinese in Yunnan, you will have the opportunity to explore the fantastic landscapes in Yunnan and meet the hospitable and down-to-earth locals. If you have not made up your mind about where to study in China, Kunming in Yunnan should come up to the top of your list. Keats has 9 locations in Yunnan where you can choose to study Chinese at.

      THIS IS WHY KUNMING CHINA

      MANY EXCITING DESTINATIONS AWAIT YOUR DISCOVERY RIGHT IN YUNNAN
      MANY EXCITING DESTINATIONS AWAIT YOUR DISCOVERY RIGHT IN YUNNAN

      MANY EXCITING DESTINATIONS AWAIT YOUR DISCOVERY RIGHT IN YUNNAN

        These include the mysterious Xishuangbanna, a tropical world with many plants; Dali, the ancient kingdom capital; beautiful Lijiang, a city under the snow-capped Jade Dragon Mountain; Puzhehei, a place that is even more beautiful than Guilin; Yuanyang with the rice terrace acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site; Jianshui, a national famous historical and cultural town; Tengchong, a historical and cultural city located on the China-Myanmar border in the western part of Yunnan Province; and Jingmai Mountain, a place where the famous Pu’er tea is grown. These sites attract thousands of visitors for their colorful minority culture and fantastic scenery.

        Ethnic Diversity
        Ethnic Diversity

        Ethnic Diversity

          One of the biggest draws for tourists coming to Kunming or students studying Mandarin Chinese in Yunnan (besides the great weather and cleanest air) is the city‘s ethnic diversity. Tibetans, Hui, Bai, Dai, Yi, Naxi, and other groups contribute to a cultural melting pot that differentiates Kunming from most other major Chinese cities.

          SEASONS AND CLIMATE

          Kunming, the capital city of the Yunnan Province, is famously known as the “Spring City“, because every season is like Spring. No matter where you are from, you will appreciate the mild climate here. Compared to other cities in China, Kunming is one of the most livable cities due to its great weather. It is neither too cold in the winter nor too hot in the summer. Tired of the winter coldness of Beijing? Spend your winter in Yunnan!

          GLOBAL TRAVEL TIME

          • ASIA

            From Beijing: 3 Hours
            From Shanghai: 3 Hours
          • USA

            From New York: 25 Hours
            From Los Angeles: 23 Hours
          • EUROPE

            From London: 25 Hours
            From Paris: 23 Hours

          Learn Chinese in Kunming

          The Yunnan province is located in southwest China and borders Vietnam and Laos on the south, Myanmar on the west, and mountainous Tibet on the northwest. This makes Kunming, located near the center of Yunnan, a perfect springboard for further travel in Asia and a unique blend of food, culture, and environment. When Keats’ students, especially long-term students, need a study break, they can easily travel to Vietnam, Thailand, or anywhere else in China.

          Learn Chinese in Kunming

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          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.

          Nicholas | Canada

          Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

          At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.

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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.

          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.

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          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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          杜文宇 | Netherlands

          Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

          So during my first week at Keats, I didn’t dare to speak any Chinese words. I found out that my Chinese level quickly improved since then. Although I have many options to study in China, for example, some other schools have homestay, I found I could immerse myself and fully focus on learning Chinese by staying at Keats.

          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.

          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.

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