Before you land in Kunming, are picked up and driven to Keats, it’s important to have a plan of action when it comes to how to study Chinese. There are so many different tips for studying Chinese, so we figured we’d add our own personal tips for learning the Mandarin language.
There are many different ways to learn Mandarin Chinese. You can download an app on your phone and try to do it solo. You can buy Mandarin books and study the textbooks on your own, you can sign up for classes in your home country or you can travel to China and learn Mandarin through a Mandarin language school.
Many Americans visit the Keats School website searching for information about American students studying in China.
We often get asked by hopeful Keats students what the best way to learn Mandarin is. While there are many different ways to learn to speak Chinese, the absolute best way is to live abroad in China and study Mandarin at a Mandarin language school.
So, you’ve decided that you’ll be studying Mandarin in Kunming, China, but have you decided what you want to see while you’re in Kunming? Kunming is a beautiful city and is the capital of China’s southern province of Yunnan.
Applying for a Chinese student visa is one of the biggest processes in terms of studying abroad. Not only does the China study visa requirements change throughout the years, but the process does take a bit of time.
Yunnan is a province in southwestern China known for its beautiful landscapes and diverse citizens. The province is situated in a mountainous area with high elevations in the northwest and lower elevations in the southwest. More than 45 million people called Yunnan home.
By now you’ve probably heard that Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world and is the top language you should learn as a professional.
There are many Chinese language course scholarships available out there, it’s about finding the right one for you.
Saving money when you’re studying abroad is a must. We know that it’s already expensive to pack up your life and move across the world for your education.
When picking your A+ Mandarin language school in China, there are a lot of things to consider. Where’s it located?
One of the biggest fears about studying abroad is feeling homesick and missing your home comforts. At Keats, we understand this is a huge factor when it comes to applying to study Mandarin in China.
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.
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.
We use a lot of games to learn grammar and new words. We have really good teachers, really patient. She helps us a lot. Our class is really nice and we have people from all over the world, different countries. We often discuss topics in Chinese in our class. I live in the dorm of Keats. It is very convenient. I don’t have to spend time traveling. You can just focus on learning Chinese.
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.
Last year I started studying Chinese at University. The reason that I came here is that currently, I’m preparing for the HSK 5 test. Also, I heard that this is one of the best schools to study Mandarin in China. After I came here I realized that Kunming is a pretty cool city to live in and with regards to the teachers’ teaching methods, I think they’re very professional. And I think the language environment is good so now I’m ready to take the HSK 5.
I decided to learn Chinese in Kunming because I like smaller cities and I like the climate here. We had four hours a day study here and my dear teacher taught me very much and never lost her patience with me. It was a really wonderful experience to be here and I recommend Keats school and the teachers here to everyone who likes to learn Chinese in China.
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.
I have 2 teachers, and I do 4 hours a day. So I have got Dong Laoshi and Jin Laoshi. Both of them are very good. They made the experience very nice to me. They are willing to help you whenever, so if you ever have a question here, the teachers are always there to help you whether it is visas, whether it is getting around the city. Everyone wants to talk to you.