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DON’T STUDY CHINESE IN SHANGHAI – 5 REASONS TO PICK KUNMING INSTEAD

There are a lot of publications and schools in China where you can study Mandarin.

While many of them encourage you to learn Chinese in Shanghai, we’re here to tell you otherwise. You could pick to study Chinese in Shanghai, but the level of fluency you will achieve there will not match the level you will reach at Keats School.

Here’s Why.

SMALL CLASSES

At Keats School, you’re not only a student; you’re primarily a person. At larger schools or universities in Shanghai where you study Mandarin, study abroad students can often feel like a number in a large classroom.

We never want our students to feel any less than a valued students. We keep our classes small and listen to any and all of our students’ concerns; with personalized classes, your fluency matters. We will work with you one-on-one during intensive one-on-one classes to perfect your Mandarin language skills. If you’re struggling, we won’t continue until you’re confident.

If you study Mandarin in Shanghai in a large school, those moments won’t happen. This means your fluency will not grow because you do not fully understand the class before moving on to the next subject.

QUALIFIED TEACHERS

At Keats School, we only have the best Mandarin language, teachers. Our teachers who speak standard Mandarin and English get professional training, and unique teaching methods developed in-house.

These methods including the use of flashcards help our students reach the fluency they hope for when deciding to study Mandarin in China.

If you decide to study Chinese in Shanghai, you may have qualified teachers, but you may also be taught by teaching assistants who are not as highly qualified as our teachers.

Every two weeks, we have a teaching conference to communicate the latest and efficient teaching methods. We go over teaching and student feedback and develop ways to improve our Mandarin teaching.

Keats School believes that teaching quality is the fundamental element of being a successful Chinese language school. The Teaching Quality Team is responsible for checking teacher’s daily syllabus and lesson plans and organizing teaching conferences every two weeks.

CUSTOMIZED LESSON

While you may be drawn to study Mandarin in Shanghai, we suggest picking Kunming instead based on our customized study plans.

Since 2004, we’ve done our due diligence to create custom plans for each of our students. One of our teachers will sit with every student to discuss what goals and fluency they’d like to achieve while studying at Keats School.

You may not get this if you choose to study Mandarin in Shanghai at a larger school or university. The lessons would be based on the whole class, not your specific needs and wants.

ANYTIME START TIME

A bigger Chinese course in Shanghai, they will have a certain start date. This isn’t the case when you decide to study Mandarin at Keats.

Keats School is open year-round, so we have an anytime start date for intensive one-on-one Mandarin classes. You can study anytime according to your schedule.

KEATS SCHOOL IS ACCREDITED

Keats School is accredited by the Provincial Education Department and the Kunming Education Department.

The teaching quality of Keats School is checked by the Chinese education department each year so that your studies at Keats can be guaranteed. If you are thinking of studying Mandarin in Shanghai, the place you are interested in may not be accredited. This would mean you would not be satisfied with your learning and fluency at the end of the course.

Being accredited also means that we are legally eligible to help you with your Chinese visa.

TIME TO BUY YOUR TICKET

Kunming has seen an increase in popularity with study abroad students. People realize studying Mandarin in Shanghai may not be the best idea, but studying Mandarin in Kunming is.

If you haven’t decided where to live when learning Chinese in China, Kunming should come up to the top of your list. To learn more about Kunming and Keats School, visit our blog.

If you’re ready to call Keats home, apply directly on our website. See you soon!

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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.

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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.

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I really enjoy this place because we have private Mandarin lessons. I took the 6-hour program, 4 hours in the morning, 2 in the afternoon. Even though it is quite a lot, the teaching is complimentary. This is very helpful because I could review what I did before and learn new things. My 2 teachers are fantastic. We live in the school, so it is convenient. It is interesting to me to meet people from all over the world.

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I took the one-on-one Intensive Chinese class for 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. It is an easy way to learn Mandarin. 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.

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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.

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My teachers are all excellent. They trained the teachers so professionally. I feel like I learn very quickly with my teacher. They are very serious about their students and I know every teacher is like this. I would highly recommend that you come to Keats if you are looking for the best Chinese school in China.

杜文宇 | Netherlands
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So during my first week at Keats, I didn’t dare to speak any Chinese words. I found out that my Chinese level quickly improved since then. Although I have many options to study in China, for example, some other schools have homestay, I found I could immerse myself and fully focus on learning Chinese by staying at Keats.

Nicholas | Canada
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At Keats, I have a lot of opportunities to practice what I have learned. I really like this school, because I can learn Chinese in one-on-one style, so I think this is the best immersion program in China and my teacher is the best teacher. I feel that without my teacher, my Chinese will definitely not improve so much. I’m very happy because, at Keats, I have improved my Chinese significantly.

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