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

You can choose to study Chinese in Tengchong 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 immersion 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.

Out of the classes, there are also many free online Chinese lessons conducted by Keats School.

Accommodation is included.

Why learn Chinese in Tengchong?

There are many reasons why you should learn the Chinese language in China, especially in Tengchong.

Tengchong is a historical and cultural city located on the China-Myanmar border in the western part of Yunnan Province. It is famous for its border trade with Myanmar, as the famous hometown of overseas Chinese, and as the main battlefield of the China-Myanmar-India War Zone during World War II. Speaking of Tengchong, people always think of jade, thermal springs, and border city. Compared with Lijiang and Dali, Tengchong is relatively less known, with simple locals and beautiful scenery. It is a border town like a paradise, and its attractions are relatively more concentrated, which is more convenient to visit.

How to Get to Tengchong?

Different types of transportations can be chosen when traveling to Tengchong for learning Chinese.

Tengchong is located in the southwest of Yunnan province. It is approximately 397 miles southwest of the provincial capital of Kunming.

The easiest way to get to Tengchong is by taking a flight from Kunming. It only takes about an hour to get there.

There is no high-speed train from Kunming to Tengchong so taking the train is not an option at this moment.

Places to Visit in Tengchong – Heshun Ancient Town

Heshun Ancient Town is a border town with a history of 600 years. It is a well-known hometown of trading in ancient times. The old streets and alleys, ancestral halls, and archways were all built since the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Here you can experience the beauty of rural scenery, the delicate of small bridges and flowing water, the charm of history and culture, and the harmony of local folk customs.

Places to Visit in Tengchong – Ginkgo village

Tengchong Jiangdong Ginkgo Village is 18 miles south of Tengchong. It owns more than 3,000 ancient ginkgo trees, and there are more than 30,000 tree seedlings, which makes here a real reputable village full of Ginkgo. This village is a seasonal touring attraction. You can only enjoy the beauty of the “golden world” here from the beginning of November to mid-December each year. This is also the best time for you to have an immersive Chinese learning experience here. It is also a gathering place for photography enthusiasts during this period.

Places to Visit in Tengchong – Tengchong Volcano Geothermal National Geological Park

Tengchong is not only a place to enjoy immersion Mandarin Chinese courses but also an ideal place for sightseeing.

Tengchong, with 97 volcanoes, is the best destination for exploring volcanic landforms. Among them, the Tengchong Volcano Geothermal National Geological Park here is an excellent place to appreciate the volcanic geology. The scenic area here mainly includes three parts: large and small empty mountains, columnar joints, and Black Fish River.

Entering the gate of the scenic area, there is a small museum about the volcano on the right side; you can learn some knowledge about the formation and structure of the volcano here.

Places to Visit in Tengchong – Northsea Wetland Park

Beihai Wetland Park is about 10 kilometers away from the county. This is the only national standard wetland reserve in Yunnan Province. Pastures, plank roads, surrounded by mountains, this is the initial impression that most people have about the Beihai Wetland Park. The diversity of the Beihai wetland ecosystem is unique. Mid-April is the most beautiful time of the year in Beihai.

Places to Visit in Tengchong – Thermal Sea

Yunnan is rich in geothermal resources, accounting for a quarter of the number of the known thermal springs in China. Tengchong is the place with the most concentrated geothermal resources in Yunnan. There are about 80 thermal springs here, and the Thermal Sea is the most representative among them. It is the second-largest thermal field in China, with the highest water temperature reaching 102 degrees. It is the best place for having thermal therapy in China.

Things To Do in Tengchong– Bath in the thermal spring

When you’re visiting Tengchong, bathing in the thermal spring is a must-do thing on your sightseeing list. This is the only area in China where volcanoes and geothermal coexist, and there are many types of thermal springs. If you have chronic skin diseases, you can choose sulfur springs to enjoy a bath, for it’s helpful with improving it. Don’t worry if you have sensitive skin, a bicarbonate spring can let you enjoy the hot bath as well.

Here in Tengchong, you can have an ultimate experience with the open-air thermal spring.

 

Things To Do in Tengchong – Morning Market in Heshun Ancient Town

In addition to the thermal spring bath, you cannot miss the morning market hosted in Heshun Ancient Town. A market is always the best place to experience folklore and folk customs.

You can even learn and practice your Chinese while in the market, for example, you can learn different Chinese words about fruits and vegetables as well as how to ask for price and how to bargain in the market. Using the free online Chinese classes conducted by Keats School, so you can be fully ready for your exploration on the market.

Not only can you buy a wealth of food ingredients here, but also eat the most authentic Tengchong breakfast at the food stands scattered along the road. If you want to bring some souvenirs, the instant beef jerky, cured ribs, brown sugars and rice cakes sold in the Heshun Morning Market are all good choices.

Cuisine in Tengchong – Stir-fried Glutinous Rice cake 大救驾 dà jiù jià

Do you know what to order in a Chinese restaurant?

The Stir-fried Glutinous Rice cake is a must-try local dish in Tengchong. This is a dish cooked with glutinous rice cake. The method of cooking it is to cut the glutinous rice cake into small pieces, then adding ham, eggs, meat, radish, tomatoes into the pot and stir-fry them together.

Stir-fried Glutinous Rice cake is simple but is delicious and easy to get the ingredients and easy to cook. Therefore, it is very popular for both local inhabitants and tourists.

Cuisine in Tengchong – Tengchong Hotpot 土锅子 tǔ guō zǐ

Tengchong hotpot does not apply metal pot to cook, but only uses the earthenware pot made in Manyi Village, outskirts of Tengchong City. The Tengchong hotpot should be cooked slowly so the food boiled in the pot will have a fresh and rich taste.

Tengchong hotpot is a signature dish in the Tengchong area that served at the banquet on festive days or when guests come to visit. This dish uses green vegetables, taro, deep-fried pork, yellow bamboo shoots and other base materials as ingredients, then slowly simmering with pig bone soup for several hours.

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

Cuisine in Tengchong – Pea flour congee 稀豆粉 xī dòu fěn (Vegetarian Choice)

Pea flour congee in Tengchong is no less famous than rice noodles or rice cake. A small bowl of pea flour congee is unremarkable, but it is time-consuming to make. Firstly, the top-quality peas should be selected out and put into a basin to soak for a day or overnight. Then they will be ground with a stone mill with water, filtered with a clean cloth, and boiled to become congee.

The way of having pea flour congee is also full of imagination. The red chili powders, bright yellow fresh ginger water, milky garlic sauce, more than a dozen seasonings, can be added according to different taste preferences. Pea flour congee can be eaten alone, or you can have it with other food to create a richer taste.

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嶋田京子 | Japan

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

Kunming’s scenery is very beautiful. It is the best place to study Chinese in China. My favorite learning method at Keats School is one-on-one because it is suitable for everyone. My teacher is very good, very caring, and lovely. My life when learning Chinese in Kunming is very good and the weather is very good. The air is very good. It is good for the elderly’s body.

Joleen | Germany

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

About studying Chinese here, I think the living condition is very convenient because the dorm is very close to the classroom. Our teachers really enjoy teaching Chinese. They are also very passionate. Compared with other cities in China, Kunming has really good weather.

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.

Emiliano | Mexico

Small Group Chinese Class

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.

 

Kim | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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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Josh | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

I really had a wonderful experience at the school. The teachers are very very friendly. In my class, we practice speaking, listening, reading, and writing. We play games and other fun activities. We have trips around town. The staff at Keats is phenomenal. My teacher is one of the best teachers I have ever had in my educational experience. She comes in with a smile every day.

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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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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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