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Why Pick a Language School instead of a University

 

With the booming of Chinese learning, you have more choices on the table to select from as the place for studying Mandarin in China. Besides state-run universities, there are also private language schools that deliver high-quality language programs. Without any doubt, language school, rather than university, would be a better place for a real Chinese learner. The conclusion is drawn from total costs, the flexibility of learning programs, comprehensive support and service, access to authentic local culture, and the experience you will have here in China.

A language school is the most economical way of studying Chinese in China.

Tuition fees and living costs would be your prior consideration for choosing a suitable Mandarin study place. I can firmly say that studying in a language school costs much less. The tuition fee offered by language schools is much cheaper than that of a university, and that’s not because their courses are not as good as the university. The relatively smaller scale of institution and staff groups contributes to a lower budget. They can provide Chinese language learning programs with standard quality and at a much lower cost. And tuition fees in the language school can almost cover your daily expense. For example, the tuition fee at Keats School includes your learning program, accommodation with a private bathroom, three meals a day, access to facilities like a fitness center and library, 24/7 support, and also other events and activities held in school. Kunming city, where Keats School is located, is a popular Chinese learning destination for its lower living costs, which can help save your money. What a great deal to make! Learning Chinese efficiently with the best price while all the money you saved from tuition and living costs could spend on other fields such as traveling and after-class activities.

There are more available choices for your Chinese learning program.

As a comprehensive academic institution, universities have their own advantages in the field of study and research. If you’re here for an academic degree, and then the university would be your ideal choice. However, what most Mandarin learners concern about is when and how they can become proficient in Chinese. They study Chinese for various reasons, such as simply out of interest, for acquiring a professional skill in the employment market, or for better understanding Chinese culture; some of them are already proficient in Mandarin but still want to explore more language connections in a specific industry, such as medical and commercial fields. In this aspect, only language schools can provide students with a personalized Chinese learning program. The only mission carrying out in language school is to focus on how to teach Chinese to students with better skill and structure and meet each individual’s learning requirements and goals at the same time. Keats School dedicates to delivering Chinese courses in diversity. You will find various programs here are available to match up with your learning goals. The immersive one-on-one Chinese program, small group Chinese classes (no more than 5 students in each class), HSK test preparation course, online Chinese course, a customized program combining volunteer work or tour, and program for children and summer camp.

The customized program also brings more flexibility to your Chinese learning. Since there is no fixed date of the semester or learning duration, you can decide when and how to attend your course as you wish. It would be much easier for you to schedule your time.

Access to authentic Chinese culture and experience of local’s living style

Another distinct benefit of learning Chinese in language school is that you will experience the authentic living style of local inhabitants. Unlike the campus that is full of students and distance away from downtown, in language school like Keats, it’s handy for you to reach different local areas and facilities for relaxing and entertainment, and you have more chances to meet and talk to local residents while you are mainly communicating with classmates on campus. At Keats, we have students from global backgrounds. You would find it’s fantastic to have a language learning community to support and motivate you. During your Chinese learning, any difficulty or problem could be conquered when you can work hard with help from a dynamic language learning community.

To build up a colorful Mandarin learning community, Keats School organizes all kinds of events and activities for students here. You would experience splendid Chinese culture and let it melt into your Chinese learning program.

Thoughtful and carefree service provided by language school

After enrolling in the program, Keats School will take care of all details for you. Including processing visas, arranging pick-up services at the airport, providing 24/7 support to help you settle down, also living tips and tour advice. To make sure you can focus on your Chinese language program, Keats School will try its best to smooth your transition here and make you feel at home at school.

Can’t wait to learn Chinese in China? Picking a language school is definitely a better choice than university, and you will not regret your decision.

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Jade

Jade | UK & Mauritius

Small Group Chinese Class

I think the Chinese learning environment here is great. The teaching methods are also very interactive and fun. What I particularly enjoy here is the fact that my teacher does not stick to the textbook. We spend a lot of time discussing general topics, such as Chinese culture, world news, typical expressions used by local people. We also discuss social and economic topics.

嶋田京子

嶋田京子 | Japan

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

Richard

Richard | UK

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

This is my second time coming. Last year, I also came for about 12 weeks. This time I came for 13 weeks of a summer program in China. The reason why I particularly want to come to this school was because of the one-on-one classes. I was able to increase my level and learn Chinese more quickly than in group classes. If I have a chance again to come next year, I certainly will.

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.

Steve

Steve | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

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.

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.

Hilary

Hilary | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I’ve had a really great time here. I’ve studied a lot with my teacher who was fantastic. Keats School tried very hard to match its students with really good teachers that their personality works very well together. I really enjoy studying Chinese at Keats and I will definitely come back.

Sanny

Sanny | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I have to say it’s tons of fun. I have been here for 2 weeks. Not knowing what it was gonna be like, I was more than surprised at how great it is. The teachers are great, they are understanding. They do a Chinese language program that suits just you. The location is perfect for learning Chinese in China.

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