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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 in China at Keats, you could enjoy free excursions organized by Keats every Saturday. 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 scenes. There are many Keats locations across China that allow Keats students to have different options for sightseeing and touring after the Chinese class.

Local Gourmet & Cuisine

Chinese cuisine is considered to be an exciting part of your experience when you learn Mandarin 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. Do you know what to order in a Chinese restaurant? 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. There are loads of things to do after the class. 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 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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Josephine | Indonesia

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I think Keats is one of the best language schools I have ever been to. My teacher is such an amazing person. She is so good at teaching. She makes classes fun. I have learned a lot of vocabulary during my time here. I would really recommend coming to learn Mandarin Chinese at Keats School.

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Steve | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy coming here because it is like kind of a home for me. It is a great environment to learn Mandarin Chinese in China and meet great people from all over the world. Everyone here is extremely friendly. Kunming has a really nice climate. It is a very good mix of the modern city and also a lot of historic Chinese culture. Probably got the cleanest air in China and possibly the cleanest water too. I invite you to come to study Chinese in Kunming.

Jade | UK & Mauritius

Small Group Chinese Class

I think the Chinese learning environment here is great. The teaching methods are also very interactive and fun. What I particularly enjoy here is the fact that my teacher does not stick to the textbook. We spend a lot of time discussing general topics, such as Chinese culture, world news, typical expressions used by local people. We also discuss social and economic topics.

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Ben | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

My first semester that I studied at another school, and the pressure there was pretty high, the classroom hour was long, and the homework was pretty tedious. Since I came to Keats, I found I have a lot more opportunities to speak in the classroom. My classmates all are fluent and love speaking and participating in the class. We have great classroom dynamic.

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.

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Kristen | Canada

Small Group Chinese Class

I have really enjoyed the Chinese course in China at 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 a really good textbook, examples and games, and everything.

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Andrew | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I am a graduate student working on my doctorate degree at Columbia University. We were able to really focus on speaking especially interview-style speaking and we are able to really up my Chinese reading and writing skills, so when I go back to Columbia, I can take formal Chinese classes. It has been a really good experience and I really love my teacher.

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Richard | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

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