Learning Mandarin as a professional will give you the opportunity to communicate better with clients and welcomes the opportunity to progress at your company.
Because of your busy schedule, you may be wondering what the best option for studying abroad is for you. Could there be a course that allows you to dive deep into the language while staying customized to you, your language needs and time off work schedule?
The answer is yes there is and it’s called intensive one-on-one Mandarin learning. At Keats School in Kunming, China we specialize in intensive one-on-one teaching and because of this, it’s our most popular study course out of the eight we offer.
At Keats School, we’ve been offering the immersion one-on-one Chinese program since the school opened in 2004. We develop personalized exercises and materials exclusively for you to meet your learning goals and requirements.
With this type of learning, you will maximize the amount that you will learn at Keats. It also provides you with more opportunities to practice your spoken Chinese and you will get real-time correction.
When you apply and are approved, you are assigned an academic advisor who will help make your transitions to studying in China more smoothly, help track your progress and adjust the teaching strategies to meet your learning requirements.
One of the best things about Keats intensive one-on-one course is that there is no set start date. Since the school is open year-round, you can come to Kunming to study any time according to your schedule.
There are two different types of intensive one-on-one courses offered at Keats School. The first one is four hours a day, which equals out to 20 hours a week. The second option is six hours a day, which equals out 30 hours a week.
You’re also able to pick the duration of your program. So, if you’re on a tight work schedule and can only study abroad for 3 weeks that works. But, if you’re able to get away from the office for 8 weeks, that works too.
Courses run from 1 week to 52 weeks.
The first big advantage of intensive learning is pure frequency. You’re spending multiple hours a day learning Mandarin with just you and a teacher. Each day you will learn a new chunk of information, and you will have your teacher to practice with.
This leads us to the second benefit, you’re exposed to more material. Having class time each day gives you a plethora of new vocabulary and characters to learn. Do you remember the days of your past university experience when you were just a number in a large lecture hall?
Keats School is different. Since it’s just you and your teacher, you will have the ability to ask more questions and have direct feedback.
If you’re interested in Chinese culture, you have the option to take some Chinese culture lessons while you’re enrolled in the intensive one-on-one course.
Our Chinese culture lessons include Chinese calligraphy, Chinese Tai Ji/Kung Fu, Chinese cooking, Chinese musical instruments such as Erhu, Hulisi, Pipa and Guzheng.
After taking three to five calligraphy courses, students can write their own works of Chinese calligraphy. The pieces of art make for the perfect gift for your family or for the workplace lounge.
During the Chinese cooking class, we show you how to prepare delicious Chinese food. After taking our cooking course, you will prepare your own food at home or for a work gathering. You have the ability to choose the dish that you want to learn from our menu of more than 200 options.
You will learn to cook four dishes per week.
There are nine different package options for the intensive one-on-one course. Each course packages include intensive one-on-one + accommodation + three meals. The more expensive ones go on to include culture class fees.
In addition to class fees, all tuition includes airport pickup and drop-off, unlimited gym access, laundry, internet access, travel planning in China, SIM card for a cell phone, medicine for minor illnesses, and a tour around Kunming.
Our students tell us how beneficial our intensive one-on-one course has been for their Mandarin fluency year after year. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of one-on-one learning and becoming a Keats School student, contact us today. To apply for our program, visit our online application form.
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.
I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming at Keats. 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 places when you study Chinese in China at Keats.
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.
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.
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.
My school is amazing. I recommend Keats School because it is a more convenient way to learn Chinese in Kunming.
I found Keats School and I am so glad that I did. When you learn Chinese in China at Keats, you are fully being taken care of. My teacher is really great and we become lovely friends.
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.