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LEARN CHINESE IN CHENGDE
The place of origin of Mandarin Language

Chinese Language Courses in Chengde

Semester Chinese Program
Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes
HSK Test Preparation Course
Chinese Language Course + Tour in China
Study Tour in China (for groups)

Semester Chinese Program

  • 1 hour from Beijing by train
  • As low as USD 4200/semester
  • 1 semester = 18 weeks = 6-month student visa
  • Learn Chinese at the place of origin of Mandarin
  • Start the program on the first Monday of each month

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

  • Personal study plans
  • Best teachers and private lessons
  • Start anytime
  • Full immersion experience
  • Full services (study + single room accommodation)

HSK Test Preparation Course

  • Start anytime
  • HSK experts with years of experience
  • Get test scores improved significantly
  • Intensive one-on-one Chinese class
  • Full services (study + single room accommodation)

Chinese Language Course + Tour in China

  • Private one-on-one Chinese lessons
  • Full services (study + accommodation)
  • Excursions and tours with your teacher
  • Travel to Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Zhangjiajie, etc.

Study Tour in China (for groups)

  • Designed for high schools, universities, companies, and organizations
  • Chinese course with group activities
  • Professional Chinese teachers
  • A true Chinese immersion experience

Comparison of Each Program

Intensive one-on-one Chinese Classes/HSK Test Preparation Course/Chinese Language Course + Tour in China:

  • 4/6 hours of one-on-one Chinese lessons per day Monday to Friday
  • Accommodation (homestay) included
  • Breakfast and dinner with the host family included

 

Semester Chinese Program:

  • 2 hours of group Chinese classes per day Monday to Friday
  • Accommodation NOT included

Accommodation in Chengde (Homestay)

If you choose Intensive one-on-one Chinese Classes/HSK Test Preparation Course/Chinese Language Course + Tour in China/, you will be living with a Chinese family, where you can experience the warmth of local culture and the comfort of home away from home with our homestay. Homestays offer a unique cultural immersion, allowing you to live as locals and understand Chinese customs and traditions intimately. They provide an excellent environment for practicing language skills, and fostering personal connections.

Free Apartment Hunting for Semester Chinese Program

One of the most significant advantages of living in Chengde is the affordability of housing. Rent in Chengde is much lower than in Beijing, allowing you to get more space for your money or save a significant amount for other activities or investments. Whether you’re looking for a cozy apartment in the city center or a spacious house close to the school, Chengde offers a variety of affordable options. A one-bedroom studio costs around US$200/month.

Keats offers a free apartment-hunting service if you need it.

Accommodation and Keats Campus in Chengde

Homestay in Chinese Families
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Why Learn Chinese in Chengde?

Do you want to learn the most authentic Mandarin Chinese, uninfluenced by dialects? Go to Chengde, the place where Mandarin originated.

Do you want to learn Chinese in Beijing but feel daunted by the high living expenses? Go to Chengde because it is only 1 hour away from Beijing by high-speed train and you can visit Beijing anytime even just for a scrumptious dinner.

Do you want to live in China for the long term? Keats in Chengde offers visa assistance to make your dream come true and strives to make the Chinese language program as affordable as possible.

Full Immersion in Chinese

Volunteer Work to Teach English

Keats officially partners with Chengde Luanping Vocational School to offer volunteer work for Keats students. The students here come from low-income families, and some of them cannot afford daily life expenses. The Luanping Vocational School needs volunteers to teach the students English. If you are interested in doing volunteer work while you study in Chengde, Keats will set up the volunteer positions for you.

Beautiful Scenery in Chengde

Studying Chinese in Chengde offers a unique immersion experience, where the rich cultural heritage and serene natural landscapes provide an inspiring backdrop for mastering the language amidst authentic surroundings.
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How to Get to Chengde?

You can fly to Beijing first. Then take a taxi from the airport to the Beijing Chaoyang Station.

From Beijing Capital International Airport to the Beijing Chaoyang Station: 30 minutes by taxi

From Beijing Daxing International Airport to the Beijing Chaoyang Station: 60 minutes by taxi

From the Beijing Chaoyang Station, you can take a train to Chengde. The train takes 53 minutes. There are 2 to 4 trains from Beijing to Chengde each hour.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Jinshanling Great Wall

Discover the enchanting beauty of Jinshanling Great Wall, a hidden gem nestled in the mountains 140 kilometers northeast of Beijing. Built during the Ming Dynasty, this section boasts well-preserved architecture and breathtaking landscapes. Ideal for adventurers and history buffs, Jinshanling offers serene hiking trails, panoramic views, and a chance to walk through history without the crowds. Experience the tranquility of nature and the grandeur of ancient engineering. Whether you’re capturing stunning photographs or soaking in the vastness of China’s heritage, Jinshanling promises an unforgettable journey back in time. Embark on your adventure to Jinshanling and connect with the soul of ancient China.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Summer Resort

Escape to the Chengde Mountain Resort, an imperial summer haven nestled in the heart of Hebei. This UNESCO World Heritage site, once the Qing Dynasty’s retreat from Beijing’s swelter, spans over 5.6 square kilometers of exquisite gardens, palaces, and temples against a backdrop of stunning mountains. Experience the blend of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles, wander through the tranquil gardens, and delve into the rich history that permeated the Qing emperors’ summer days. The Chengde Mountain Resort offers a unique glimpse into China’s imperial past and an unparalleled opportunity for relaxation and cultural immersion in one of China’s most scenic locales.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Saihanba National Forest Park

Immerse yourself in the lush expanse of Saihanba National Forest Park, a verdant oasis in Chengde. Once a royal hunting ground, this vast park now beckons nature lovers with its dense forests, vibrant meadows, and crystal-clear lakes. Saihanba stands as a testament to ecological restoration, offering a serene escape into nature’s embrace. Whether you’re hiking, bird-watching, or simply seeking peace away from the city’s hustle, Saihanba National Forest Park promises an unforgettable adventure amidst its breathtaking natural beauty.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Fengning Bashang Grassland

Embark on a journey to Fengning Bashang Grassland in Chengde, where the horizon stretches endlessly across lush, undulating meadows. This serene highland paradise captivates with its cool summer climate, making it an ideal escape from the heat. Here, you can gallop on horseback, witness the traditional lifestyle of herdsmen, and indulge in the breathtaking beauty of dawn and dusk against a panoramic grassland backdrop. Fengning Bashang Grassland offers an unforgettable experience of tranquility, beauty, and cultural immersion in one of China’s most picturesque landscapes.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Puning Temple

Venture into the serene embrace of Chengde’s Puning Temple, an architectural marvel and a beacon of cultural harmony. Known as the Temple of Universal Peace, it houses the world’s largest wooden Buddha, symbolizing the fusion of Han Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist traditions. This UNESCO World Heritage site, part of the Chengde Mountain Resort, offers a peaceful retreat amidst intricate sculptures and ancient halls. Puning Temple stands as a testament to spiritual unity and architectural grandeur, inviting visitors to explore its rich history and tranquil beauty.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Putuo Zongcheng Temple

Discover the spiritual sanctuary of the Putuo Zongcheng Temple in Chengde, a magnificent example of Buddhist architecture inspired by Tibet’s Potala Palace. This sprawling complex is a testament to Qing Dynasty’s architectural brilliance and religious tolerance. Its grand red and white buildings set against the backdrop of lush mountains offer a serene and majestic atmosphere. Visitors can explore its vast courtyards, ornate halls, and experience a profound sense of peace and cultural fusion that resonates through this historical masterpiece.

Places to Visit in Chengde - Shuangta Mountain

Embark on an adventure to Shuangta Mountain in Chengde, a natural wonder that captivates with its twin peaks rising majestically against the skyline. This scenic marvel is not just a feast for the eyes but also a sanctuary for the soul, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and a tranquil escape from the bustling world. Hike the well-marked trails, explore ancient temples nestled on its slopes, and immerse yourself in the serene beauty and spiritual ambiance of Shuangta Mountain, a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

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Cuisine in Chengde - Rolling Donkey 驴打滚

Lǘ Dǎ Gǔn, or “Rolling Donkey,” is a traditional Beijing/Chengde snack that captivates with its unique name and delightful taste. This sweet treat consists of soft, glutinous rice flour rolls filled with sweetened red bean paste, then generously coated in a layer of yellow soybean flour, resembling a donkey rolling in the dust. Its chewy texture and sweet flavor make it a favorite among those seeking an authentic taste of Chinese street food.

Cuisine in Chengde – Pingquan Shaobing 平泉烧饼

Pingquan Shaobing is a renowned traditional snack from Hebei Province, China. This savory pastry stands out for its crispy, flaky crust and rich, flavorful fillings, which can include a variety of meats, vegetables, or sweet bean paste. Crafted following age-old recipes, Pingquan Shaobing is baked to golden perfection, offering a delightful crunch with every bite. This culinary gem is a testament to the rich culinary heritage of the region, promising a taste that’s both comforting and unforgettable.

Cuisine in Chengde – The Manchu Eight Great Bowls 满族八大碗

The Manchu Eight Great Bowls is a traditional banquet feast originating from the Manchu people. This lavish meal consists of eight distinct dishes, primarily featuring hearty stews and braised meats, including chicken, fish, pork, and lamb. Each dish is carefully prepared to represent the rich culinary traditions of the Manchu culture. Renowned for its flavors and significance in celebrations and gatherings, this feast embodies the essence of Manchu hospitality and culinary artistry.

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How to Get to Chengde?

You can fly to Beijing first. Then take a taxi from the airport to the Beijing Chaoyang Station.

From Beijing Capital International Airport to the Beijing Chaoyang Station: 30 minutes by taxi

From Beijing Daxing International Airport to the Beijing Chaoyang Station: 60 minutes by taxi

From the Beijing Chaoyang Station, you can take a train to Chengde. The train takes 53 minutes. There are 2 to 4 trains from Beijing to Chengde each hour.

What does the tuition fee include?

The tuition fee for the Semester Chinese Program includes:

  • 2 hours of group Chinese classes per day Monday to Friday for 18 weeks
  • Program certificate

Free services for Semester Chinese Program:

  • Apartment hunting service
  • Saturday excursions
  • A tour of the surroundings (bank, supermarket, post office etc.)
  • Medicine for minor illnesses
  • Advisors available to offer help
  • 24/7 support
  • Access to The Chairman’s Bao online learning platform
  • Visa application assistance

The tuition fee for the Intensive one-on-one Chinese Classes/HSK Test Preparation Course/Chinese Language Course + Tour in China/Study Tour in China (for groups) includes:

  • 4/6 hours of one-on-one Chinese lessons per day Monday to Friday
  • Accommodation (homestay)
  • Breakfast and Dinner with the family
  • Program Certificate

We also offer a list of free services for the Intensive one-on-one Chinese Classes/HSK Test Preparation Course/Chinese Language Course + Tour in China/Study Tour in China (for groups) in Chengde:

  • Airport/train station pick-up and drop-off
  • Internet access use without limit
  • Saturday excursions
  • Laundry
  • A tour of the surroundings (bank, supermarket, post office etc.)
  • Medicine for minor illnesses
  • Advisors available to offer help
  • 24/7 support
  • Access to The Chairman’s Bao online learning platform
  • Visa application assistance

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Pakorn | Thailand

Small Group Chinese Class

It is very convenient to come to Kunming from Thailand. I really like my Chinese class and my Chinese improved a lot in a few months. There are many benefits of learning Chinese. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.

星河明 | Japan

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I took the one-on-one Intensive Chinese class for 6 hours a day. The classes are very interesting. The teachers are caring and the content the teacher teaches me is suitable for my level. It is an easy way to learn Mandarin. I have a lot of time practicing Chinese in class. The food is great here. I have improved my Chinese through this program at Keats.

Alibaba | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Kunming is a fantastic city. The weather here is great. The school is excellent. The instructors are very helpful, very friendly. I strongly recommend that anybody who is looking for a Chinese language school in China come here to study. Kunming and Keats school are much better than any other place.

Filbert | Indonesia

Small Group Chinese Class

Before I came to Keats School, I had no confidence in my Chinese proficiency. I did not have the confidence to speak Mandarin Chinese and chat with Chinese people. However, after 4 months of study at Keats, I become more and more confident in speaking Chinese now. Studying Chinese in China at Keats School has been the best decision I have ever made. There are many games in the class, and my teacher’s teaching methods are also very interesting. My experience at Keats School has changed my view of China and Chinese people.

 

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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.

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Aliza | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I found Keats School and I am so glad that I did. When you learn Chinese in China at Keats, you are fully being taken care of. My teacher is really great and we become lovely friends.

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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.

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Hitanshu | UK

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

It doesn’t matter what level of Chinese you have, or even you can start from the zero level. Your teacher will prepare the lessons according to your requirements. The advantage of living in the school is that you will have your tutoring, you will have your private accommodation with your own bathroom and all the meals provided. I highly recommend everybody to actually take the whole package because you get to meet other students.

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