It’s time to start thinking about what city you’re going to choose to study in when you come to China. With China being a massive nation, with nearly 1.4 billion people, there’s a lot to think about when deciding on why you should learn the Mandarin language and where you should study it.
For many people, Kunming is their first choice. Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. The city has a population of 6 million people and is the cultural, political, economic and communications center of the province.
Kunming has beautiful weather, limited air pollution, a growing population and it’s safe. It sounds pretty nice, doesn’t it? We agree… that’s why we call this beautiful city home and hope that you will too.
In this blog post, we share with you why people are choosing Kunming as the city they want to learn Mandarin in.
Yunnan is one of the most ethnically diverse regions in China. Ethnic minorities make up 33.6% of the province’s total population, and the numbers are growing with the number of people arriving in Kunming to study Mandarin.
Did you know that more than 320,000 students from over 180 countries come to study Chinese in China?
Keats Chinese School in Kunming is one of the top Mandarin Chinese language schools and has been steadily growing in student population since it was founded. Every year students travel to China to study at Keats, and 40% of those students are returning for another year of studying.
Since 2004, Keats School has helped more than 10,000 students with their Mandarin skills.
Schools like Keats offer Culture classes so students can learn Mandarin and go home with a better understanding of the Chinese culture.
Air pollution is something that concerns a lot of people who plan to travel to China. Kunming has been named one of the top 5 cities with the least amount of air pollution, so it shouldn’t be your top concern in Kunming.
Kunming’s air quality index usually rests around 42, or good. In comparison, larger cities like Beijing rests around 60, or moderate/unhealthy. LA is 61, NY is 59, and Honolulu, Toronto, and Miami rest around 41.
These numbers do change daily. Visit Numbeo to review pollution numbers closer to the date of your departure.
Being safe is of utmost importance while studying abroad. You need to feel comfortable in your new home, and your family also needs to feel at ease knowing you’re safe in your new city.
While there is a crime in every city, Kunming has an overall low crime index and a very low index for violent and hate crimes. On the website Numbeo, the level of crime for Kunming is 25/100, or low.
Problem violent crimes have a rating of 16/100, or very low, and crimes based on your skin color, ethnic origin, or religion are 0/100. The worry of being broken into, mugged, robbed, or having things stolen is 33/100 or low. According to TripAdvisor, Kunming is a safe travel destination for both male and female travelers.
Working with these statistics, travelers who have been to Kunming have stated on travel forums that the city is safe, comfortable for men and women, and they aren’t fearful of crimes.
You’ve decided that Kunming, China is the best place for you to study Mandarin, but now you’re thinking, “what can I do when I’m not studying?”
It’s an earnest question, and we’re here to answer it for you.
Kunming, China, is known for its beautiful, breathtaking, unique landscapes and, not to mention, has the nickname “city of eternal spring.” What city could beat that?
While we could write 100 different things you need to do while studying in Kunming, three of our top locations are here.
If you’re looking for more things to do while you’re not studying in Kunming, read our blog post “Place to Visit in Kunming China When You’re Not Studying.”
At Keats School in Kunming, we specialize in intensive one-on-one Chinese classes. Many of our students are business professionals looking to add value to their jobs by learning another language.
Because there are so many professionals, we cater to learning business Chinese and create a tailored study plan for you and your business needs.
Read our blog post “Learn Business Chinese – 5 Reasons Why You Should Pick Keats School” to learn more about Business Chinese.
Becoming a Kunming local will be a new and fulfilling experience. Living in a new city will satisfy your need for travel, and your mind will soon become a full Mandarin machine. We hope we’ve answered the question “Why Should I learn Chinese?” that’s been in your mind for a while now.
When you choose Kunming as the place to study, you’ll live and interact with locals and immerse yourself in the Chinese culture. If Keats is your school of choice, you will be taught by teachers who have comprehensive experience in teaching Chinese.
It’s the city more, and more people are calling their abroad home. Will it be yours?
To learn more about the courses Keats School offers, contact us today. If you’re ready to apply and stop debating why you should learn Mandarin, you can fill out our online application here.
We can’t wait to welcome you to Kunming.
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.
I have studied at Keats for 2 semesters. I highly recommend Keats School. If you are very interested in taking a Mandarin course in China, I would suggest you come to Kunming. Kunming people are very friendly. The weather in Kunming is great. So I recommend that you study Chinese at Keats in Kunming.
I really enjoy coming here because it is like kind of a home for me. It is a great environment to learn Mandarin Chinese in China and meet great people from all over the world. Everyone here is extremely friendly. Kunming has a really nice climate. It is a very good mix of the modern city and also a lot of historic Chinese culture. Probably got the cleanest air in China and possibly the cleanest water too. I invite you to come to study Chinese in Kunming.
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, a new lounge area here now, so you can chill out with your friends and practice your spoken Chinese with natives. If you’re considering coming to Keats to study, I would really recommend it. It’s the best place to learn Mandarin and I think it will be a great experience for 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.
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.
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.
Listening and speaking in the classroom every day has improved my communication skills. After three weeks, my new words and sentences became more and more natural and fluent. Now I am used to thinking in Chinese, and I understand better what other people say, to be able to have real conversations with other people.