Learn Chinese in Kunming
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Chinese Language Courses in Kunming

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

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)

Small Group Chinese Class

Small Group Chinese Class

  • No more than 6 students in one class
  • As low as USD 650/week
  • Accommodation included
  • 50% of students return
  • Arrive on any Sunday and start the class on Monday

HSK Test Preparation Course

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

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, Jianshui, Yuanyang

Children Chinese Program

Children Chinese Program

  • Summer camp in China
  • Interesting Chinese language classes
  • Chinese cultural lessons + excursions
  • Parents participate in all activities
  • Family camp

Study Tour in China (for groups)

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

Learn Chinese Online

Learn Chinese Online

  • Live 1-on-1 online Chinese lessons
  • Learn Chinese online anytime
  • Study Mandarin anywhere
  • Professional Chinese teachers
  • Personal study plans

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 ensure 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, and cafeteria and complimentary services such as airport pick-up, Chinese cultural activities, excursions, and meals.

SINGLE ROOM WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM

  • Located in the SAME building as the school.
  • Clean, safe, convenient, and comfortable.
  • The room contains a bed, bedsheets, desk and chair, wardrobe, fridge, water dispenser, 24-hour hot water, safe, and wifi.
  • Free room cleaning service is offered once a week.

Accommodation in Kunming

Single/Double Room with Private Bathroom

Why learn Chinese in Kunming?

Why should you 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 southwestern 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, which has rich cultural and natural touring attractions. You would have an excellent study trip that perfectly combines Chinese learning and traveling by learning Chinese in Kunming.

Beautiful Kunming

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Green Lake
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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).

Many direct international flights are 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 a 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 hiking with friends or just enjoying a picnic in the park on the 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 dominated by natural village-style residential buildings of various ethnic minority groups inhabiting Yunnan, integrating gardens and landscapes.

25 minority groups live in their villages in this museum. Splendid minority groups’ 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, feed the red-peak seagulls on winter days, or take photos of the picturesque scenery in the park, or take a walk here.

This park is also an ideal place for a 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 to visit.

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

Among the 6 parks you must visit in Kunming, Dianchi Lake Park is situated on the east bank of Dianchi Lake, 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 shine like gold when it reflects sunshine. The forests surrounding 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 four. In the 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. The well-constructed roads along the lakeshore allow people to enjoy walking and riding. Kunming has the mildest climate, and it is suitable to ride here throughout the year.

The total course of the road is about 120 km. You can appreciate natural views of countryside fields, bays, islands, and cottages along the road. Many theme parks such as Colourful Yunnan Paradise, Wetland Park, and Thermal Springs Resort are distributed along the way for you to have fun.

Things To Do in Kunming – Touring & Sightseeing

When you learn Chinese in Kunming, many touring sites such as the Stone Forest and the Dongchuan Red Land 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 iron and aluminum content in the soil turns the land into a striking red color. Dongchuan Red Land is considered the most imposing red land in the world, except the Brazil red land.

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

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, where 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 famous 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 (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 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 representative of Yunnan’s classic desserts with Yunnan characteristics.

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

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 outer 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, black pepper, etc., is a delicacy that you can enjoy at any time and any place in Kunming.

FAQ

How to Get to Kunming?

Kunming has the fifth-largest international airport and a 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).

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

What's the year around temperature in Kunming?

Kunming, often referred to as the “Spring City,” boasts a mild subtropical highland climate with minimal seasonal variation. The year-round average temperature is approximately 15°C (59°F). Summers (June to August) are warm but not hot, with average highs around 24°C (75°F), while winters (December to February) are cool but not freezing, with average lows around 8°C (46°F). However, similar to Dali, temperatures can vary greatly between day and night, so it’s advisable to check the latest weather forecast before your visit.

What does the tuition fee include?

The tuition fee includes:

  • 4/6 hours of one-on-one Chinese lessons per day Monday to Friday
  • Accommodation (A clean and safe single/double room with private bathroom)
  • Program Certificate

We also offer a list of free services for studying in Kunming:

  • 3 meals a day Monday to Friday (Chinese food)
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Access to all Keats facilities (Keats Fitness Center, Library, Self-study rooms)
  • Internet access use without limit
  • Tuesday movie night & Thursday Chinese cultural seminars/DIY classes
  • Saturday excursions
  • Laundry
  • A tour of the surroundings (bank, supermarket, post office etc.)
  • Medicine for minor illnesses
  • Advisors available to offer help
  • Chinese language partner
  • 24/7 support
  • Access to The Chairman’s Bao online learning platform
  • Visa application assistance
  • Room cleaning once a week
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Caroline | France
Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

It is very comfortable studying at Keats. The teachers are very friendly. I welcome you to come to study Chinese in China 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.

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.

Ida | Italy
Small Group Chinese Class

I have studied at Keats for 2 semesters. I highly recommend Keats School. If you are very interested in taking a Mandarin course in China, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study Chinese at Keats in Kunming.

Ivo | Switzerland
Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

They really care about what our interests are, what questions we have, what requirements we have. Then they adjust our Chinese language program content according to the situations. One teacher and one student, so it is easy to keep your focus for the 6 hours of immersion Mandarin lessons. It is very convenient to study, live and eat in one building.

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.

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.

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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