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Learning to Play Mahjong

Recently, there are a lot of students studying Chinese at Keats, some of who are higher level students, and many of which have studied at Keats before.  We always welcome new students to our school, and thank the students who choose to study here multiple times.

We recently became aware that some students were interested in learning to play Mahjong, so as part of this weekend’s activities, we are going to have to teachers teach our students how to play.  When our students saw the announcement, they all excitedly hurried to sign up to learn this traditional Chinese game.

This Sunday afternoon, when our students arrive, they will find the teachers have already prepared everything they need to play Mahjong-a table, four chairs, and most importantly, a Mahjong set.  Although Mahjong has in total 108 pieces, many of which have different images on them, it isn’t as complex as you might imagine.  Our teachers will have prepared well to teach this game, using pictures and English instructions to explain the rules, so all of our students can easily understand.  As the teachers explain the rules, the students will try to start playing. When you play Mahjong for the first time, there are many steps you have to follow, on top of paying attention to what everyone else is doing, so it can be tricky for first time players to grasp, but in the past, all of our students were excited to meet the challenge.

One of our students from Italy, Anna, told us, she was very happy to be able to learn this game.  Besides working her brain, she could also have fun and compete with a lot of her friends, so winning every time wasn’t very important, as long as after learning the game, she could rely on her strategy and a bit of luck to win just once.

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Andrew testimonial for keats chinese school

Andrew | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

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

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Viktor | Switzerland

Small Group Chinese Class

My school is amazing. I recommend Keats School because it is a more convenient way to learn Chinese in Kunming.

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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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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.

Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!

Rients testimonial for keats chinese school

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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Amauri | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

The teachers at Keats know how to read the students and how to help students learn Chinese language easily. 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, but I also got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.

Sarah testimonial for keats chinese school

Sarah | Dubai

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

My teachers are all excellent. They trained the teachers so professionally. I feel like I learn very quickly with my teacher. They are very serious about their students and I know every teacher is like this. I would highly recommend that you come to Keats if you are looking for the best Chinese school in China.

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