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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We can’t wait to welcome you into the Keats School family.
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!
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.
I found Keats to be very good, teachers are excellent and really take the students seriously. Kunming is the best place to learn Mandarin in China. The environment is awesome, no pollution. The air quality is great, good weather. The people here are very friendly. I come to take classes every day. I feel comfortable studying Chinese at Keats. I learned so many things, although I only studied at Keats for 2 months. I am really satisfied with my teacher. For us foreigners, Keats is the best Chinese school in China. Therefore, I would highly recommend Keats to all of you.
It has been notable because I have met a lot of people who I met first time last year like me to come back to Keats this year. The teaching has been fantastic. The teachers carefully prepare each lesson. I think this one-on-one approach is really a great way to rapidly increase your level of Chinese and increase your confidence and fluency with the language.
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.
My name is Sarah Fish. I am 81. I knew very little Chinese when I arrived. How was I going to survive 2 weeks of intensive Chinese course? I have to laugh when I think of that now. What a positive experience this has been! I really wish we could be here a little longer. The teachers are extremely encouraging, evaluating first how much someone knows, and then starting from there.
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.
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 Chinese 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.