Learn Chinese in Tengchong
Dramatic volcanoes, and therapeutic hot springs

Chinese Language Courses in Tengchong

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)

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

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 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 ensure that you learn the most Chinese in the shortest possible time.

Accommodation is included.

Accommodation in Tengchong

  • Single/Double room accommodation with private bathroom
  • The Keats location is in Heshun Ancient Town
  • Clean, safe and comfortable
  • Embrace the tranquility of life in Tengchong, Yunnan, where the rhythm of nature, rich cultural heritage, and warm community spirit create a living experience like no other

Accommodation in Tengchong

Discover Tengchong, Yunnan's hidden gem, where the harmony of ancient history, vibrant culture, and stunning natural beauty awaits you.

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 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.

Full Immersion in Chinese

  • If you prefer to have an all-Chinese learning environment and not speak any English, Tengchong is for you. Please don’t be surprised if you are the only student in Tengchong or if you barely see any international visitors.
  • The best thing about studying in Tengchong is that your teacher will accompany you to do sightseeing every day after class, to create a pure Chinese language environment for you. Studying Chinese in Tengchong not only focuses on the Chinese language but also offers a chance to explore the local culture with your teacher.
  • If you prefer a big and vivid international student community or expect a school community experience, please choose to learn Chinese in Kunming at the Kunming campus.

Beautiful Tengchong

Experience the enchanting beauty of Tengchong, Yunnan, where verdant mountains meet hot springs, and history comes alive in every corner.

How to Get to Tengchong?

Different types of transportation can be chosen when traveling to Tengchong to learn 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 flying 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.

We offer airport pick-up and drop-off for free.

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 built during 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 it a 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 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 a place to enjoy immersion Mandarin Chinese courses and an ideal place for sightseeing.

Tengchong, with 97 volcanoes, is the best destination for exploring volcanic landforms. The Tengchong Volcano Geothermal National Geological Park is an excellent place to appreciate volcanic geology. The scenic area mainly includes large and small empty mountains, columnar joints, and the 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 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 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. It is the second-largest thermal field in China, with the highest water temperature reaching 102 degrees. It is the best place for thermal therapy in China.

Things To Do in Tengchong– Bath in the thermal spring

When 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 a hot bath as well.

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

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

You can learn and practice your Chinese while in the market. For example, you can learn different Chinese words about fruits and vegetables, ask for prices, and bargain in the market. Using the free online Chinese classes conducted by Keats School so that you can be fully ready for your exploration of the market.

Not only can you buy a wealth of food ingredients here, but you 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 sugar, and rice cakes sold in the Heshun Morning Market are all good choices.

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

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 cooking method is to cut the glutinous rice cake into small pieces, then add ham, eggs, meat, radish, and tomatoes into the pot and stir-fry them together.

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

Cuisine in Tengchong – Tengchong Hotpot 土锅子

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

Tengchong hotpot is a signature dish in the Tengchong area served at the banquet on festive days or when guests visit. This dish uses green vegetables, taro, deep-fried pork, yellow bamboo shoots, and other base materials simmered 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 (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 and put into a basin to soak for a day or overnight. Then they will be ground in 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, and more than a dozen seasonings can be added according to different tastes. Pea flour congee can be eaten alone, or you can have it with other food to create a richer taste.


How to Get to Tengchong?

Different types of transportation can be chosen when traveling to Tengchong to learn 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 flying 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.

We offer airport pick-up and drop-off for free.

What's the year around temperature in Tengchong?

Tengchong, located in Yunnan Province, China, enjoys a pleasant subtropical highland climate due to its elevation. The city has mild and relatively stable temperatures throughout the year. Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the average monthly temperatures in Tengchong, Yunnan:

  • January: High 15°C (59°F), Low 4°C (39°F)
  • February: High 17°C (63°F), Low 5°C (41°F)
  • March: High 20°C (68°F), Low 8°C (46°F)
  • April: High 23°C (73°F), Low 11°C (52°F)
  • May: High 24°C (75°F), Low 14°C (57°F)
  • June: High 25°C (77°F), Low 17°C (63°F)
  • July: High 26°C (79°F), Low 18°C (64°F)
  • August: High 26°C (79°F), Low 18°C (64°F)
  • September: High 24°C (75°F), Low 16°C (61°F)
  • October: High 21°C (70°F), Low 12°C (54°F)
  • November: High 18°C (64°F), Low 8°C (46°F)
  • December: High 15°C (59°F), Low 4°C (39°F)

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 Tengchong:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Internet access use without limit
  • Saturday excursions
  • Laundry
  • A tour of the surroundings (bank, supermarket, post office etc.)
  • Medicine for minor illnesses
  • Advisors available to offer help
  • 24/7 support
  • Access to The Chairman’s Bao online learning platform
  • Visa application assistance
  • Room cleaning every day

Jim's Story at Keats
HSK 5 in One Year


Simon | UK & France
Small Group Chinese Class

The visa application was really straightforward, because Keats School helps us a lot with that. Keats has a big emphasis on conversational practice, so we learn a lot of vocabulary and daily life plans which is very convenient for us to go around town and speak with Chinese people which is the whole point of learning Chinese in China.

Robert | Netherlands
Small Group Chinese Class

Since last semester, we started studying Chinese at Keats. It was the best choice we can ever make. It is a really good school. The classes are a lot of fun, you learn a lot, but very interactive, so you talk a lot which means it is not just books and writing. Kunming is a really pleasant city to live in, especially if you compare it to other cities in the east. If you like to travel, if you like to study Chinese in a fun way, Keats has the best Chinese language program for you.

Rients | Netherlands
Small Group Chinese Class

Kunming is a great place to learn Chinese in China because not many Chinese on the street speak English. Keats has been a great school for me and a lot of other foreigners who studied in China recommended it to me. I think they are all right. The study method here is really structured. They make learning Chinese really easy. There are also a lot of cultural and natural places to visit.

Hilary | USA
Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

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.

Alibaba | USA
Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

Kunming is a fantastic city. The weather here is great. The school is excellent. The instructors are very helpful, very friendly. I strongly recommend that anybody who is looking for a Chinese language school in China come here to study. Kunming and Keats school are much better than any other place.

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.

Filbert | Indonesia
Small Group Chinese Class

Before I came to Keats School, I had no confidence in my Chinese proficiency. I did not have the confidence to speak Mandarin Chinese and chat with Chinese people. However, after 4 months of study at Keats, I become more and more confident in speaking Chinese now. Studying Chinese in China at Keats School has been the best decision I have ever made. There are many games in the class, and my teacher’s teaching methods are also very interesting. My experience at Keats School has changed my view of China and Chinese people.


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