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LEARN MANDARIN IN CHINA – KUNMING’S COST OF LIVING

For anyone packing their bags and heading to study Chinese in China, money will be on your mind. Instead of panicking about the cost of living and if you can afford a Chinese language program in China, read this article.

We will explain to you why Keats School in Kunming is the best choice when it comes to learning Mandarin in China and we’ll give you some examples of the low cost of living in the city.

KEATS SCHOOL

Every year hundreds of people from around the world decide to study Mandarin in China at Keats school. They choose Keats because it’s located in the beautiful city of Kunming and because it’s affordable.

While most Chinese language courses in China are separate from housing and food, Keats includes everything in its tuition. This ends up saving students hundreds of dollars and a big headache when it comes to budgeting. So, what’s included in the Keats School tuition?

STUDY PROGRAM

Keats School offers eight “study in China for international students” programs. Keats specializes in intensive one-on-one Chinese classes that are customizable for each new student.

We work with students to pick how long the course should be, the type of learning that works best for them, and the number of hours spent in the classroom. Having 18 years of research experience teaching Chinese and maintaining solid social networking, Keats School has developed different programs to meet individuals’ goals.

Within the intensive one-on-one class, you can choose to study Mandarin for either four or six hours a day.

Please feel free to check out the study Mandarin in China programs at Keats.

HOUSING

When it comes to Mandarin in China, housing is included in Keats tuition for all classes except small group classes.

Single rooms are offered, and double rooms can be arranged for couples or families. If one student requests to live in one double room, extra cost occurs. Each comes with a private bathroom!

One of the best benefits of housing at Keats is that students do not have to catch a bus and rush to the school from where they live. Students can sleep and study in the same building.

This is really hard to find when you are learning Chinese in China.

However, we should mention, if you register very late for your ideal study Mandarin course, you may only get a room in Keats Accommodation Part 2.

Part 2 is not in the same building where the school is located and is about 5 minutes from the school.

Included with the housing, students also have access to free internet and laundry.

If you decided to study Mandarin in Shanghai, you would have to rent an apartment during your study abroad experience. A one-bedroom apartment in Shanghai is going for 7,068 ¥ currently, which equals $1,378 a month in rental fees on top of Mandarin language lessons.

MEALS

When it comes to the cost of living in China while studying Chinese, people often think about the price of food. According to Numbeo, Kunming has a cheaper living cost than other Chinese cities like Shanghai or Beijing.

A meal at a fairly priced restaurant in Kunming will cost 18.00 ¥, which is the equivalent to $3.50 CAD. In Shanghai, the same meal would cost approximately 30.00 ¥.

Another benefit of Keats is that meals are actually included in the tuition too! When you pick your study Mandarin in China class option, you will also be treated to 3 meals a day during the week.

Keats cafeteria uses healthy vegetables that are directly bought from farmers. We never use frozen meat; instead, all meat we prepare is fresh. We make sure to use the best oil in China to cook as well.

These small differences make a huge difference for students. If you’re a vegetarian, don’t fret, we have options available for you too.

We provide fresh vegetables, fruits, bread, cakes, fried rice, and Yunnan rice noodles for breakfast. We also have breakfast staples like fried eggs, yogurt, cereal, milk, and coffee.

Keats cafeteria uses freshly roasted coffee made from Arabica beans, the most flavourful and aromatic beans. We freshly grind and brew this coffee every weekday morning. We know how important it is for you to start your study day off with a coffee, so we’re providing you with the best of the best.

After studying Mandarin for a couple of hours, your stomach will probably start growling. We cook a hot lunch for all Keats students. At lunch, we provide 10 delicious Chinese dishes with dumplings and rice. At Keats, two of our most popular dishes are tomato with scrambled eggs and gongbao chicken.

After the day is over and you’ve filled your brain with Mandarin knowledge, you’re going to be hungry again. Every night at Keats we prepare 10 different Chinese dishes with fruits and rice available for all students.

On the weekends, we recommend our international students explore the city to find their meals. Kunming, China, has many affordable food options.

Some of our favorite restaurants we encourage our students to visit on the weekend include Mamafu’s, Chim Thai, Dai Minority Restaurant, Flying Tiggers, etc.

HOBBIES AND FITNESS

It’s important to maintain some hobbies while you’re away learning Mandarin in China.

For many people, what they want is a gym membership to a fitness center. A monthly fitness club membership will cost 358.00 ¥ or $69, CAD in cities like Shanghai.

But, you might have guessed, if you’re studying at Keats School in Kunming, China, you have access to a state-of-the-art fitness center.

The Keats School Fitness Centre has many different pieces of equipment to use, and it’s open all day, every day, for your convenience.

SAVE MONEY – STUDY AT KEATS

We know that money is an important factor for many people deciding to study Chinese in China. Because of this, we have included many of a student’s necessities right into the Keats School tuition.

We hope this shows you that not only will you be getting personalized Learn Chinese courses, but your tuition will go further than just the classroom.

Many other Chinese cities with “Study Mandarin in China” schools do not have these benefits. Instead, you will have to pay for everything separately, which will end up being more for your wallet.

So, if you’re ready for the all-in-one treatment at Keats, contact us today. You can even apply directly online to your desired course.

We can’t wait to welcome you into the Keats School family.

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Paul

Paul | UK

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.

Pakorn

Pakorn | Thailand

Small Group Chinese Class

It is very convenient to come to Kunming from Thailand. I really like my Chinese class and my Chinese improved a lot in a few months. There are many benefits of learning Chinese. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.

Rients

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.

Matteo

Matteo | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

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.

Jean

Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!

Kristen

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.

Ramji

Ramji | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

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.

Robert

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.

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