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Tongue Twisters Competition Is Around the Corner

Tongue twister is an interesting way to practice your Chinese speaking skills. At Keats, tongue twister is an important tool when we teach Chinese. Classical tongue twisters are selected to help the students improve the pronunciation and fluency. We are very excited to announce that the Tongue Twisters Competition of Keats School, the first big event in 2014, will be held in April.

The competition divides into two stages: initials and finals. Any student is very welcome to take part in the competition, because we have prepared tons of prizes. The initial contest will be held among the students in the small group classes and one-on-one students. The students who pass the initial contest will participate the final contest. We will post 10 most popular tongue twisters this week and all the students will have one week to prepare. The initial contest will start from next week. Here is how the competition works: one tongue twister will be chosen by drawing lots. The students will randomly choose one tongue twister and perform the chosen one. Lastly, the teacher, who is the judge, will give his/her score according to the pronunciation, fluency, and pause to select the winners for initial contest. In addition to the standard sessions, one more session called “limited read out” is added to make the contest more entertaining.

Of course, in order to keep the fairness of the competition, the teacher will read the tongue twisters first. If the teacher makes a mistake, the teacher will be punished to sing a song. We believe the competition will be full of laughs and funs.

One secret that we will release here about the tongue twisters that will appear during the competition is to check out the song “中国话”. Hope this song can be some help when you prepare for the competition. Now let’s count down to the grand opening of the competition. 

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Matteo | Italy

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I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming at Keats. The teachers are great and my classmates are awesome. It is an unforgettable experience for me. I also got the chance to travel to other places in Yunnan. Those places are amazing and you definitely need to visit these places when you study Chinese in China at Keats.

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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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Vanya | BULGARIA

Small Group Chinese Class

I found Keats to be very good, teachers are excellent and really take the students seriously. Kunming is the best place to learn Mandarin in China. The environment is awesome, no pollution. The air quality is great, good weather. The people here are very friendly. I come to take classes every day. I feel comfortable studying Chinese at Keats. I learned so many things, although I only studied at Keats for 2 months. I am really satisfied with my teacher. For us foreigners, Keats is the best Chinese school in China. Therefore, I would highly recommend Keats to all of you.

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.

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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.

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Sylvia | USA

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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.

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.

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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