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Learn Chinese in Kunming
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Intensive One-on-one Chinese Course

You can choose to study Chinese in Kunming for 4 hours per day (20 hours/week) or 6 hours per day (30 hours/week). If you want to learn Chinese in China, the intensive one-on-one Chinese course is the fastest way to improve your Chinese. We use unique teaching methods developed by Keats. Your Chinese teacher(s) will prepare your lessons according to your level of Chinese and your learning goals, to make sure that you learn the most Chinese in the shortest possible time. Accommodation is included. The Keats headquarters in Kunming offers facilities such as a library, gym, cafeteria, and free services such as airport pick-up, language exchange, excursions, and Chinese massage.

Why learn Chinese in Kunming?

Why you should learn Chinese in Kunming, Yunnan? There are many reasons to help you make the decision.

Kunming is the provincial capital city of Yunnan province. It is also the well-known “Eternal Spring City” with the mildest climate in the south-western land of China. This city embraces both traditional and modern elements of China, which can present you with the most authentic Chinese culture and living experience.

Yunnan province is also the most popular touring destination in China that has both rich cultural and natural touring attractions. By learning Chinese in Kunming, you would have a wonderful study trip that perfectly combines Chinese learning and traveling.

How to Get to Kunming?

Kunming has the fifth-largest international airport, well-developed express train system. It is convenient and easy to reach Kunming both domestically and internationally.

Kunming is 1761 miles away from Beijing (12 hours of high-speed train, 3 to 4 hours of flight); 1563 miles away from Shanghai (11 hours of high-speed train, 3 hours of flight); 855 miles away from Guangzhou (8 hours of high-speed train, 2 hours of flight).

There are also many direct international flights arriving in Kunming, such as flights from Hong Kong, Paris, Tokyo, Soul, Bangkok, Phuket, Vientiane, Mandalay, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Colombo, etc.

Places to Visit in Kunming – Western Hill Park

Western Hill Park sits in the west suburbs of Kunming City. It is one of the eight major sightseeing destinations in Kunming. Looking at it from distance, the Western Hill is like a sleeping beauty. Undulating along the lakeshore of the Dianchi Lake, the Western Hill is with dense forest, a fresh cleaning environment, and many grottos with a long history on the top of the hill. Western Hill Park is suitable for taking a hike with friends or just enjoying a picnic in the park on weekend. It is also a good place to enjoy jogging and riding if you’re a sports lover. Among all the things you can do after classes in Kunming, you cannot miss visiting Western Hill Park.

Places to Visit in Kunming – Yunnan Nationalities Village

The Yunnan Nationalities Village is a giant folk house museum that dominated by natural village-style residential buildings of various ethnic minority groups inhabiting in Yunnan, integrating gardens and landscapes.

25 minority groups live in their villages in this museum. Splendid minority group’s cultures, customs, and living styles are vividly presented. It is a good place to enjoy the performance of minority groups. Many festive celebrations will also be held here during different minority festivals.

Places to Visit in Kunming – Green Lake Park

The Green Lake Park is a free public park in the downtown area and is praised as a green jade embedded in the middle of the city. It is located next to Yunnan University and the previous Army Institute. Traditional Chinese bridges, gardens, and pavilions divide the park into several sections which are well connected.

You can boat here to enjoy a peaceful moment, or feed the red-peak seagulls on winter days, or take photos of the picturesque scenery in the park, or just take a walk here.

This park is also an ideal place for relaxing weekend time. One of the benefits that Keats students can enjoy is the free weekend excursion organized by the school. Many famous local parks and museums are all on the list of visiting.

Places to Visit in Kunming – Dianchi Lake Park (Haigeng Park)

Among the 6 parks that you must in Kunming, Dianchi Lake Park is sitten on the east bank of Dianchi Lake, which is opposite Western Hill Park. You can reach Dianchi Lake Park by taking a cable from Western Hill Park. The amazing scenery of the lake from the bird view can be seen on the cable.

It is also a pretty park that is considered one of the eight sightseeing spots of Kunming city. In wintertime, this is the shelter of the red-peak seagulls that migrated from Siberia. Many tourists come over here to feed these lovely creatures and enjoy the fresh breeze by the side of the lake.

Places to Visit in Kunming – Golden Palace Park

Golden Palace Park was built with brass in Ming Dynasty. The brass materials make the building shining like gold when it reflects sunshine. The forests surround the Palace also look bright in their golden lights. Sitting in the north suburbs of Kunming, Golden Palace is one of the four great brass palaces in China and it is also the most well-preserved among these fours. In Emperor Kangxi period, the commander Wu Sangui redecorated the palace. It is now a popular park for local people to appreciate flower blossoms.

Things To Do in Kunming – Biking around the Dianchi Lake

Dianchi Lake is the sixth-largest freshwater lake in China. There are well-constructed roads along the lakeshore that allow people to enjoy walking and riding. Kunming has the mildest climate and it is suitable to ride here throughout the whole year.

The total course of the road is about 120KM. Along the road, natural views of countryside fields, bays, islands, and cottages can be appreciated. Many theme parks such as Colourful Yunnan Paradise, Wetland Park, and Thermal Spring resort are distributed along the way for you to have fun as well.

Things To Do in Kunming – Touring & Sightseeing

When you learn Chinese in Kunming, there are many touring sites such as the Stone Forest and the Dongchuan Red Land, which are very close to Kunming.

The Stone Forest is famous for its typical feature of the Karst landscape. There are karst caves, stalactites, eroded lakes, cliff waterfalls, cone-shaped peaks, etc. Almost all kinds of karst landforms in the world are demonstrated here, forming a panoramic view of karst geological landforms.

The Dongchuan Red Land is a paradise for photography lovers. The rich content of iron and aluminum in the soil here turns the land here into an amazing red color. Dongchuan Red land is considered the most imposing red land in the world except the Brazil red land.

Cuisine in Kunming – All Kinds of Rice Noodles 各类米线 mǐ xiàn

There are different foods that Chinese people will eat for breakfast. Rice noodle is the most common breakfast the locals will have in Kunming.

Yunnan province is the birthplace of rice noodles, and Kunming city is also the capital of rice noodles that you can try out all kinds of flavors of rice noodles. The most famous one must be the cross-bridge rice noodle; and then is the typical small pot cooked spicy rice noodles; bean curd rice noodle is one of the most popular street foods in Kunming; and many other rice noodles served with rich meat soup such as beef, spareribs, and goat meat, etc.

 

Cuisine in Kunming – Rose stuffed pastry 鲜花饼 xiān huā bǐng(Vegetarian Choice)

Yunnan has the biggest fresh flower trading market in China. Yunnan people enjoy the taste of flowers. The edible roses are one of the flowers that are widely used in cooking. As one of the dishes that you must try when learning Chinese in Kunming, the rose stuffed pastry is the signature food of Kunming. It is a shortbread cake made of edible roses that are unique to Yunnan. The rose petals, granulated sugar, animal oils, pine nuts, and sometimes even chopped cured ham are evenly blended to become the stuffing. It is a representative of Yunnan classic desserts with Yunnan characteristics.

 

Cuisine in Kunming – Fried Potatoes 炸洋芋 zhà yáng yù(Vegetarian Choice)

Potatoes are easy to grow and cook. Yunnan people love eating potatoes with spicy seasonings. The dish of fried potatoes is the most common and is also a popular street snack in Kunming, which is also one of the 10 dishes that you must try when learning Chinese in Kunming. The potatoes are first to cut into the shape of a column or lumps and then put into the pot to deep fry for a while. The out layer of the potato tastes crispy while the inside is tender and soft. Mixing the fried potato with various local seasonings such as coriander, chili powder, and black pepper, etc, is a delicacy that you can enjoy at any time and any place in Kunming.

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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.

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David | Australia

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It has been notable because I have met a lot of people who I met first time last year like me to come back to Keats this year. The teaching has been fantastic. The teachers carefully prepare each lesson. I think this one-on-one approach is really a great way to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.

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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.

Kim | UK

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I’ve had an amazing time at Keats. I am amazed at how much I’ve learned over the last 3 weeks and I will be really sad to go. We are already planning on our next trip of coming back because we had such a fantastic time here. They really tailor the Chinese language course to you and your individual needs.

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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.

Emiliano | Mexico

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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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Sarah | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese course? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.

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