WHY KUNMING

THE CITY OF
KUNMING

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

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

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

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
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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.

Emiliano | Mexico
Small Group Chinese Class

I come to Kunming because I think the environment in Kunming is better and I heard that Keats School is better. I like the small group Chinese class because my classmates study hard and our teachers are very good. I like the teaching method of Keats because I like the activities at Keats. I think Yunnan is a particularly beautiful Chinese province.

 

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.

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 | 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.

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.

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!

Kristen | Canada
Small Group Chinese Class

I have really enjoyed the Chinese course in China at 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 a really good textbook, examples and games, and everything.

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