Things to Do After Chinese Class

When you study Mandarin Chinese at Keats, there are many things you can do outside of class. Life in China is so colorful. You will not feel lonely when you study in China. Instead, you will gain many unforgettable memories.

When you study Mandarin Chinese at Keats, there are many things you can do outside of class. Life in China is so colorful. You will not feel lonely when you study in China. Instead, you will gain many unforgettable memories.

Outdoor & Indoor Sports

When you take a Chinese language program at Keats, you can find many good places for hiking and cycling such as Motian Hills, Snake Mountain, Golden Temple, and the Western Hills in Kunming. You can also cycle around Dianchi Lake in Kunming or Erhai Lake in Dali and appreciate the amazingly beautiful view along the way. Opposite the headquarter campus is the biggest sports stadium in Yunnan with a football field, basketball court, tennis court, badminton court, and swimming pool. Kunming also has one of the top golf courses in Asia – Spring City Golf Course. There are also places for ice skating in big shopping malls. As a Keats student, you will have free access to the Keats Fitness Center, which is located in the school building. If not Kunming, Lijiang is a great place for hiking.

Local Culture & Chinese Culture

Kunming embraces both traditional and contemporary cultures. Unlike Beijing, Shanghai, or other metropolises that are crowded with skyscrapers, Kunming is a laid-back and historical city. You can have an adventure at local markets, such as the Bird and Flower Market – a place selling local handicrafts, Zhuanxin Farm Product Market – the biggest and the most famous food market in Kunming, Dounan Flower Market – the biggest flower market in China. Keats offers Chinese cultural classes such as calligraphy class, Tai Chi class, Chinese cooking class, and Chinese musical instrument class at the headquarter in Kunming. Keats also offers free cultural events every Thursday evening including playing mahjong, tea tasting, paper cutting, paper folding, kite making, card games, making Chinese knots, ethnic group dancing, Chinese chess, chopsticks practice, etc. at all Keats locations.

Tours & Sightseeing

When you learn Chinese at Keats, you could enjoy free excursions organized by Keats every Saturday. It can help you have a better experience and understand Chinese culture. Daytrips are also available on Sunday at reasonable and affordable prices. You will have a chance to visit many beautiful places in China. They are the Golden Temple, Black Dragon Pool, Daguan Park, Guandu Ancient Town, Minority Village, Yuantong Temple, Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Caves. Parks are also great places for you to take a break from your Mandarin classes. Green Lake Park, Lotus Lake Park, Haigeng Park are free parks to enjoy walking, jogging and cycling. Start your day with the bright sun rising and complete your everyday activities in the radiant sunset glow too. Life at Keats School is just like a picture full of poetic scene.

Local Gourmet & Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is considered to be an exciting part of your experience when you learn Chinese in China. In Yunnan, people like the spicy taste and sour flavor. Yunnan food, also known as Dian cuisine, is a mixed culture of 25 minority groups that inhabit Yunnan. Keats organizes group dinners every Friday to try all kinds of local foods. Famous local foods include 炸洋芋 (spicy fried potatoes), 烤/油炸臭豆腐 (roasted/fried stinky tofu served with spicy sauce), 豆花米线 (rice noddle with gravy and jelly tofu), 过桥米线 (cross-bridge rice noddle), 豆面汤圆 (sticky rice dumpling covered by syrup and grounded pea powder), 烤乳扇 (roasted cheese).

Beautiful Yunnan

Known as a “Spring City”, Kunming is home to some of the mildest and most pleasant weather of any city in China. Many exciting destinations await your discovery right here in Yunnan Province, just a short bus or train ride from Kunming. The intensive one-on-one Chinese lessons are now offered at 9 locations in Yunnan. Learn Chinese in Kunming (headquarter), Learn Chinese in Dali Learn Chinese in Lijiang Learn Chinese in Tengchong Learn Chinese in Xishuangbanna Learn Chinese in Puzhehei Learn Chinese in Yuanyang Learn Chinese in Jianshui Learn Chinese in Jingmai Tea Mountain .

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Social Activities

Kunming, as vibrant as Beijing and Shanghai, is a destination that many young people desire. Outside of Keats, you would find loads of night events and parties to go with friends in bars and pubs. You could practice what you’ve learned in class while enjoying your nightlife here. KTV is another exciting experience that you can’t miss. At Keats, we have movie night every Tuesday, language exchange with native Chinese people every Wednesday, Chinese cultural activities every Thursday, group dinner to try local cuisine every Friday, free excursions every Saturday. These events and activities can help the students at Keats to make friends with each other and with Chinese people. It’s also an excellent way to dive into the daily life of Chinese people.

Shows & Exhibition

If you are not a fan of social activities, there are also multiple choices available for you to spend a wonderful private time. Theatres in Kunming are ideal places for Philharmonic Orchestra lovers and stage play lovers; watching a film in the cinema is not a bad choice. Different types of museums will give you a better understanding of Chinese culture and local culture. With 25 minority ethnic groups inhabiting in Yunnan, the stunning dance show Dynamic Yunnan amazes everyone who watches it.

Hands-on Experience

If you want to stay away from the busy life in Beijing and Shanghai, Kunming is a great place for you to slow down and get fully relaxed. You would find many places to have some hands-on experience. You may find workshops for painting, making drip coffee, forging jewelry, clay modeling, Bai tie-dyed technique. You will explore inner peace in the deep of your heart while you learn Chinese in Kunming.

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Matteo testimonial for keats chinese school

Matteo | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats in Kunming. The teachers are great and my classmates are awesome. It is an unforgettable experience for me. I also got the chance to travel to other places in Yunnan. Those places are amazing and you definitely need to visit these place when you study at Keats.

星河明 | Japan

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I took the one-on-one class with 6 hours a day. The classes are very interesting. The teachers are caring and the content the teacher teaches me is suitable for my level. I have a lot of time practicing Chinese in class. The food is great here. I have improved my Chinese through this program at Keats.

Emiliano | メキシコ

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 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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Faith | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I have 2 teachers, and I do 4 hours a day. So I have got Dong Laoshi and Jin Laoshi. Both of them are very good. They made the experience very nice to me. They are willing to help you whenever, so if you ever have a question here, the teachers are always there to help you whether it is visas, whether it is getting around the city. Everyone wants to talk to you.

Ida testimonial for keats chinese school

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 Chinese culture, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study at Keats in Kunming.

Dr. Med. Beatrice | Austria

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I decided to go to Kunming because I like smaller cities and I like the climate here. We had four hours a day study here and my dear teacher taught me very much and never lost her patience with me. It was a really wonderful experience to be here and I recommend Keats school and the teachers here to everyone who likes to learn Chinese.

Kirsten testimonial for keats chinese school

Kristen | Canada

Small Group Chinese Class

I have really enjoyed coming to Keats and meeting the teachers here and the students. We have a lot of fun in class. It is a really great school to learn with good teaching methods and really good textbook, examples and games and everything.

Stew testimonial for keats chinese school

Stew | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relax. I would recommend the school.

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