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

You can choose to study Chinese in Lijiang for 4 hours per day (20 hours/week) or 6 hours per day (30 hours/week). If you want to learn Mandarin 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.

Why learn Chinese in Lijiang?

Lijiang is an important part of the Yunnan-Tibet Ancient Tea-Horse Road and the Ancient southern Silk Road. By having an immersion Chinese class here, you can enjoy both study and sightseeing simultaneously. It is located at the junction of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Lijiang is the best place to appreciate the snow scenery of the main peak of the Yulong Snow-capped Mountain.

Lijiang is also a touring destination to enjoy delights of both cultural and historical sites. Lots of ethnic minority groups in Lijiang form the diverse customs and traditions here.

Lijiang is also the home of many world heritages: the World Cultural Heritage – Lijiang Ancient City, the World Natural Heritage-Three Parallel Rivers, and the World Memory Heritage – Naxi Dongba Ancient Literatures.

How to Get to Lijiang?

Different types of transportations in China can be chosen when traveling to Lijiang to learn Chinese.

Lijiang city is located in the north-western Yunnan, approximately 310 miles northwest of the provincial capital of Kunming.

There is Sanyi international Airport, a High-speed Train Station, and a Coach Station in Lijiang to choose a different type of transportation.

The most convenient way of getting to Lijiang is to fly to Kunming first then take the high-speed train to Lijiang. It takes about 3 hours and about RMB 220.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Yulong Snow-capped Mountain

Yulong Snow-capped Mountain has the most beautiful snowy scenery, with its 13 peaks undulating under the clear blue sky. Looking from a distance, the Yulong snow-capped mountain is like a silvery dragon wandering in the air.

Yulong Snow-capped Mountain is located about 15 kilometers north of Lijiang City. It covers an area of 960 square kilometers, and the scenic area is 263 square kilometers.

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Places to Visit in Lijiang – Lijiang Ancient City

Where can you enjoy both tranquillities of life and take private Mandarin lessons in China simultaneously? Go to Lijiang Ancient City.

The Ancient Town of Lijiang is also known as the Dayan Ancient Town. It is a national historical and cultural city built in the late Song and early Yuan Dynasty (late 13th century AD). It is located in the middle of Lijiang city. It is also the most well-preserved ancient town in China with the most Naxi style. It has an altitude of 2,416 meters and covers an area of 3.8 square kilometers. In December 1997, it was included in the “World Cultural Heritage” list by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is about 56 miles away from Lijiang City.

After the swift Jinsha River flows through the First Bay of the Yangtze River in Shigu Town, it suddenly turns north. It squeezes through the gap between the Haba Snow-capped Mountain and the Yulong-capped Snow Mountain, forming the world’s most spectacular grand canyon. The narrowest place of the canyon is the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge landscape. The entire Tiger Leaping Canyon is 20 kilometers long and is divided into three sections: Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Lower Tiger Leaping Gorge. Among them, the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge section is a paradise for backpackers. Hiking in the Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge is an experience you cannot miss in Lijiang.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Lugu Lake

If you’re interested in ethnic minority group’s culture and customs, you may want to visit Lugu Lake after taking your intensive Chinese language program.

In the Mosuo language of the Naxi people, “lu” means mountain valley, and “gu” means “inside.” Therefore, the name Lugu Lake means the lake embodied in the valley. The Lugu Lake is also regarded as the “Mother Lake” by the local Mosuo people. The Mosuo family in Lugu Lake still retains the matrilineal family tradition of female heads and female members. And the matrilineal clan marriage system (commonly known as walking marriage) of “Men do not marry. Women do not marry, union voluntarily, and separation and freedom.” Those who like the beautiful scenery of the lake should not miss it.

Places to Visit in Lijiang – Blue Moon Valley

Blue Moon Valley is also known as the “White Water River” earlier.

On a sunny day, the color of the water is blue, and the valley is crescent-shaped. Looking from a distance, it looks like a blue moon inlaid at the foot of Yulong Snow-capped Mountain, so it is called Blue Moon Valley.

The name “White Water River” is due to the white mud at the bottom of the river, which will turn the river white when it rains, so it is also called “White Water River.”

Things To Do in Lijiang – Hike in Anaguo

You can have a hiking workout when learning Chinese in Lijiang, China.

Anaguo is located in Taohua Village in Lijiang City. It is also known as Anago and Anage. It is a new entry-level hiking mecca in China. Touring attractions like virgin forests, alpine pastures, sunrise in clouds, azalea forests, spruce forests, yew forests, rocky mountains, Iris Valley, and Xiangshui River in Anaguo.

Things To Do in Lijiang – Horse riding and boating at Lashihai Lake

Lashihai Lake is about 15 kilometers away from the ancient city of Lijiang. This wetland park mainly includes four areas: Lashi Lake, Wenhai Lake, Jizi Reservoir, and Wenbi Reservoir. Here you can ride the horse on the ancient Tea-horse road, boat in the lake and watch birds. Traveling through the virgin forest, you can also appreciate the pretty views of the Qixian Lake and Mei River.

Every winter, about 30,000 birds will migrate to this wetland area to spend the wintertime, including 57 rare and endangered birds such as Panhead geese, black-necked cranes, and white swallows.

Cuisine in Lijiang – Cured Spareribs 腊排骨 là pái gǔ

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The most common way of having the Lijiang cured spareribs is the hotpot.

Lijiang Cured Spareribs Hot Pot is a traditional delicacy of the Naxi people. The soup is boiled with cured pork ribs. In addition, various side dishes are cooked simultaneously, which also contributes to the delicious taste of the dish. Lijiang Cured Spareribs effectively fuse the pork meat and bone flavors so that the flavor elements can easily be dispersed into the soup. Therefore, no matter what you put into the hot pot, it can well absorb the Cured Spareribs’ rich fragrance and its rich taste.

Cuisine in Lijiang – Chicken Pea Flour Jelly 鸡豆凉粉 jī dòu liáng fěn

Chicken Pea Flour Jelly is a signature food in the Lijiang Ancient Town. The raw chicken pea is a kind of legume unique to Lijiang, which is oblate in shape and the size of chicken eyes. Because the chicken pea is rich in melanin, the appearance of chicken pea flour jelly looks grey and black, so people also call it “black jelly.”

Chicken Pea Flour Jelly can be cooked as both a cold dish and a hot dish. The cold dish is more common to see in summer. Cutting the jelly into slices first, and then dressing colorful condiments to make it tasty. In winter, it’s normally cooked as a hot dish. People fry the jelly slices in a pan until it turns into golden brown on both sides and then serve with different sauces, which is also delicious.

Besides the Pickled Fruits, there are another 10 dishes you must try when learning Chinese in Yunnan.

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Richard | UK

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This is my second time coming. Last year, I also came for about 12 weeks. This time I came for 13 weeks of a summer program in China. The reason why I particularly want to come to this school was because of the one-on-one classes. I was able to increase my level and learn Chinese more quickly than in group classes. If I have a chance again to come next year, I certainly will.

Mike | Australia

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I think Kunming is a great city, the weather is really good. I really like Keats school and found it is very organized. The teachers here are very good. They have a coffee shop and new classrooms, a new lounge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with natives. If you’re considering coming to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s the best place to learn Mandarin and I think it will be a great experience for you.

 

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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SJOERD | Netherlands

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We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.

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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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.

Claudia | Australia

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I’ve been at Keats school and Kunming now for one month doing the one-on-one Chinese lessons with two different teachers. I really enjoy it. Both of my teachers are very friendly and patient. They really helped me to improve my Chinese, both of my reading and speaking. I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming as well. This city is really beautiful and the weather is nice, the air is clean. It’s one of the best cities in China to study Chinese.

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Sarah | USA

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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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