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The Best City to Learn Chinese in China

Pick up a proper destination in China for learning the Chinese language is very important for a Mandarin learner. China is such a huge country with vast land and is diverse in local culture in different areas. But it’s easy for me to tell you the best city to learn Chinese in China. That is Kunming.

Climate and learning environment

Known as the “Eternal Spring City”, Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, has the most comfortable and pleasant climate for living in China. The average temperatures here are around 21℃ during summer days and around 10℃ in the winter season. Situated in the highland of south-western China, Kunming also has some of the cleanest air and bluest skies of any Chinese city. Benefit from the geographically laid back, Kunming city still preserves its unique natural landscape, historical and ethnic minority cultural characteristics in a well status.

That’s an important element for consideration when picking up a proper learning destination. As a Mandarin learner, you would always want to immerse yourself in some authentic environment that you can experience a real oriental language and culture, especially how they live their daily life. You would miss that if you pick top tier cities like Beijing and Shanghai to study the Chinese language.  

Therefore, Kunming is considered as the best city to learn Chinese in China.  

Affordable Budget

Besides the cosy climate and authentic Chinese environment here, Kunming is also one of the most affordable cities in China for you to live. If you’re tight with the budget or want to live a simple life, then Kunming would be a very budget-friendly destination for you.

Especially when Keats School is where you choose to stay for learning Chinese, you will find that Kunming is absolutely a smart choice for you. As Keats students in Kunming, your tuition fee would include accommodation and free three meals per day. You also have free access to the school facilities such as the library and fitness centre. You can save your daily expense in a large amount.

Kunming is the best city to learn Chinese in this case.

Dynamic community

What’s more, unlike other metropolises that are crowded with skyscrapers, Kunming is a laid back city with the accumulation of time. Locals tend to speak local dialect and Mandarin rather than English, which means you, can fully practise your Chinese speaking in your daily life.

But it doesn’t mean you can taste the modern life during your stay in Kunming. It’s also a city embrace both traditional and contemporary features.

If you’re studying with Keats School, you will gain more opportunities to experience Chinese culture outside of your efficient study time. In school, various types of Chinese cultural lessons are available for your choice. Chinese calligraphy, Chinese cooking, Chinese chess, TaiChi, Chinese cooking, Chinese instrument learning and many other Chinese traditional handicrafts are all popular activities.

Outside of school, it’s convenient for you to reach to different modern pubs and commercial areas if you want. There are also various foreign restaurants and supermarket for you to purchase imported products. You wouldn’t feel being isolated or disconnected from the familiar western civilization.

Yunnan style food is something you cannot miss during your stay in Kunming. In Yunnan, local people prefer spicy taste and sour flavour. Yunnan food, also known as Dian cuisine, is a mixed culture of 25 minority groups that inhabit in Yunnan. By studying at Keats School and live in Kunming, you will enjoy an amazing gourmet trip of trying all kinds of local dishes with typical characteristics. Some famous local street foods including spicy fried potatoes, roasted/fried stinky tofu served with spicy sauce, rice noddle with gravy and jelly tofu, cross-bridge rice noddle; sticky rice dumpling covered by syrup and grounded pea powder, roasted cheese.

To enrich the social life of international students and help all Keats student get involved in this dynamic Keats community, Keats School has developed and arranged various events for them to join in. On every Tuesday, you can enjoy the free movie night at the cafeteria. On each Wednesday, there will be a free language exchange event for you to practise Chinese speaking and making friends. Every Saturday, you can join the free excursion organized by Keats School, to explore local areas. Keats School always tries its best to let every student enjoy not only their study here but also their life here.

Kunming is the best city to learn Chinese because you would not just live in here but also enjoy your life here.

Touring Chances

Kunming is the capital city of Yunnan province, where is an internal province that famous for diverse touring resources in China. If you’re a lover of sightseeing and travelling and ambitious about exploring the exotic minority group side of China after finishing your Mandarin study, then Kunming would be your best choice, especially when you enrolling in the Chinese study and tour program that running by Keats School. After completing your study, you can start a hassle-free touring journey with the professional local team of Keats School. They’re from local and know well about Yunnan and local areas. It’s not just the daily itinerary or accommodations they can arrange for you, they will guide you on how to see this special world through the best point of view. By studying and travelling with Keats School, both the core of the Chinese language and the culture hindered behind it will be presented in front of you. You cannot miss this chance to discover both natural and cultural highlights of this ancient land of south-western China.

Kunming would be the best city to learn Chinese, if you want to explore more about the Chinese landscape.

Convenient Transportation

Kunming boasts the 5th largest airport in China for easy travel anywhere in China and Southeast Asia. The express train system has been developing and constructing as well. Kunming is a city full of potential and possibility. For the young generation, who has already missed the time of witnessing the rapid growth of China, Kunming is another chance for you to witness the rise of a potential economic centre that would radiate Southeast Asia in the business field most in a near future.

Studying in Kunming provides such a chance for you to witness Kunming’s development and Chinese speed as well. This is also a rare experience that you couldn’t have in other big cities in China.

Kunming is the best city to learn Chinese for you can approach here easily and you can share its future.

 

Check out Chinese language courses you can take in Kunming at Keats School.

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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. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with an eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.

Sarah

Sarah | Dubai

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

Liam

Liam | UK

HSK Test Preparation Course

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 .

Amauri

Amauri | USA

Small Group Chinese Class

The teachers at Keats know how to read the students. They know the level of the students. I am a slow learner, but they managed to adapt to my learning. They made the class very fun, very exciting. I am pleased that not only I got to learn the culture and the language, I got to make amazing friends, really unbelievable, Chinese friends and European friends, American friends, from all over the world.

Mike

Mike | オーストラリア

Small Group Chinese Class

I think Kunming is a great city, the weather is really good. I really like Keats school and found it is very organized. The teachers here are very good. They have a coffee shop and new classrooms, new lunge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with native. If you’re considering to come to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s a great idea and I think it will be a great experience for you.

 

杜文宇

杜文宇 | Netherlands

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

Sylvia

Sylvia | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

One thing I really liked was that I was able to work with my teacher to make an individual plan of study. Another really nice thing is that you live at the school, you feel completely safe.  You always have a group of people who are willing to do things with you on the weekends or in the evenings. They are serving you all the 3 meals a day, the food was excellent.

Nicholas

Nicholas | Canada

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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 way 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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