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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 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 headquarter 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 approve your 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 inhabited 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

Park is a very important part of Chinese people’s life. In Kunming, there are 6 parks that you must visit when learning Chinese in Kunming. Green Lake Park is one of them.

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 and chatting with friends.

This park is also an ideal place for relaxing weekend time. One of the benefits that Keats student 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 aluminium in the soil here turns the land here into an amazing red colour. 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 local 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 flavours 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 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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It is very comfortable studying at Keats. The teachers are very friendly. I welcome you to come to study Chinese at Keats.

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

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Andrew | USA

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

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Sarah | Dubai

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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.

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Hitanshu | UK

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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.

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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Sylvia | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

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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. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with an eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.

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