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Teachers Week at Keats School

The 4th week of each month is our “Teachers Week” at Keats. During this week, we hold various teaching seminars and fun activities for Keats teachers. Each seminar has a unique focus, such as exchanging teaching experience, creative teaching methods, how to teach grammar, how to help students memorize new vocabulary, how to make Chinese learning easy and fun, how to give outdoor lessons etc. The seminars are led by experienced teachers and all participants have one week to prepare for their presentation.

One interesting topic for one of the seminars this week was “How to help students improve their Chinese in a very short time?” The teachers needed to share their experience/secrets in creating efficient in-classroom exercises, class structure arrangement, review and testing. In the end, the teachers needed to prepare a class simulation for other teachers. After one week of careful preparation, the teachers were fully ready for the seminar. One of the teachers shared her experience in helping students memorize new words. She split the words by characters and used the single characters to make another word which the student had learned. She them used these created words to make a sentence which explained the new word. In this way, the students can quickly recognize the sound of the character since the students learned this character before. The sound gave the students a hint of the new word they are memorizing. This method was tested to be very efficient and effective. The teacher excitedly told us that once she mentioned the sentences, her student can immediately tell her the word. Finally, the teachers designed the class simulation according to the student’s age, length of stay, characteristics, hobbies, goals, etc. Other teachers expressed that they learned a lot from their colleagues and would put what they have learned into action next week.

The management team couldn’t agree more that this method is a successful one and would like to promote this method in the next week’s teaching. The vice-president Joy Huang commented on this method and stated her suggestions on modifying this method based on different learning habits and goals.

Many teachers find that the Teachers Week is very helpful and meaningful for them to improve their Chinese teaching skills. Although they are all very experienced in teaching Chinese, continuous improvement in teaching is a life-long action for teachers, no matter in which subject.  Keats School serves as a catalyst that integrates all effective and modern teaching methods to help Keats teachers increase their teaching ability from a very high starting point as if they were standing on the shoulders of giants. The Teachers Week is a week to share experience, to show wisdom, to learn new things, to improve ourselves, and to enjoy success.

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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.

Stew testimonial for keats chinese school

Stew | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot of discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relaxing. I would recommend the school.

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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 of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.

Duwenyu testimonial for keats chinese school

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.

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.

Judith | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Listening and speaking in the classroom every day has improved my communication skills. After three weeks, my new words and sentences became more and more natural and fluent. Now I am used to thinking in Chinese, and I understand better what other people say, to be able to have real conversations with other people.

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.

 

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Josephine | Indonesia

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I think Keats is one of the best language schools I have ever been to. My teacher is such an amazing person. She is so good at teaching. She makes classes fun. I have learned a lot of vocabulary during my time here. I would really recommend coming to learn Mandarin Chinese at Keats School.

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