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Why Take a One-year Chinese Language Course?

China has achieved huge economic growth; therefore, speaking Chinese fluently has become a highly valued professional skill. Studying Chinese in China can bring you numerous and varied benefits. So take the challenges and make your dream come true. Many students often ask a prevalent question: ‘How long does it take to master Mandarin?’

My answer would be one year.

Don’t be surprised. I understand it seems clueless with making your learning schedule or knowing where to start with, or even how to evaluate your learning stages, but Keats School will provide you with professional guidance. The One-year Chinese Language Course is conducted for ambitious mandarin learners who want to master mandarin within one year. Following are the reasons why you should take a one-year Chinese language course at Keats School.

Full immersion environment

First of all, the best way to learn Chinese is to travel to China and get full immersion here. Studying Mandarin in an environment rich in oriental elements and Chinese culture will allow you to devote full attention to your study. You can practice what you’ve learned in courses directly with a native speaker. According to researches, we only remember 20% of what we hear and read (i.e., lectures, audio programs), while we remember up to 90% of what we say and do. So it’s always a better way to learn Mandarin with frequent practicing. Learning Chinese in Kunming, where Keats School is based, is relatively off the beaten path, making Keats School an excellent place to immerse in Mandarin. A one-year Chinese language course is also a fabulous way to experience the cultural differences between the western and oriental world, so you can better understand the Chinese language’s cultural background, which is a prominent part of language learning. In this one-year Chinese language course, with highly efficient time invested in Chinese speaking, you will definitely make huge progress in Mandarin skills.

Approaching a high level of proficiency in Chinese

How to evaluate your proficiency in language learning? That is one’s speaking and reading level. After attending a one-year Chinese language course in Keats School, you’re promised to be able to use Chinese fluently and accurately on all levels pertinent to professional needs. As to reading, you will be able to read standard newspaper items addressed to the general reader, routine correspondence, reports, and technical materials in the individual’s special field. All these key abilities can prove that you are approaching the demands of HSK-5, which is the symbol of mastering the Chinese language.

Enrolling in a regular study schedule can keep you accountable for learning.

During your journey of learning Mandarin, the most difficult part would be keeping yourself accountable. Enrolling in the one-year Mandarin language program, with professional study guidance from your ‘Study Advisor’ of Keats School, you could know well about your learning status and what’s your next stage. It’s just like you’re running a marathon; you would be most motivated when you clearly know where you’re. Accountability can help you maintain a regular study schedule and turn your learning motivation into actual progress.

International learning community

Keats School has a long history of delivering professional and systematic Mandarin courses, which earn it a great reputation and attract loads of students worldwide. While studying Chinese here, you would be surrounded by serious people with various cultural backgrounds but all interested in learning Mandarin. A dynamic Chinese study community would inspire you and pump you up, so you could engage more to your study goals and also find study partners to share your progress with. Especially if you choose to study in a small group of Chinese classes, assistance from the learning community will help ensure that you wouldn’t skip out on studying.

Affordable tuition fees and thoughtful supports

The one-year Chinese language course in Keats School is budget-friendly to all. The tuition fee will cover your study program, accommodation, 3 meals a day, culture & movie night, free access to all Keats facilities, free weekend excursions, free Wednesday language exchange, and free 24/7 support. We understand that living abroad can be stressful, especially for the first time. All Keats staffs are here to ease your concerns and make your transition smooth. Keats is your home in China and is with you all the time.

Are you still not sure how long to study Mandarin Chinese in China? Check out the one-year Chinese language course at Keats.

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Robert

Robert | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

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.

Joep

Joep | Netherlands

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

I have been to Keats School to learn Chinese for 4 times now. The reason for coming back to this school is pretty much that the teachers I did work with were very good Chinese teachers. I make it a 5-year plan or even a 10-year plan to come back to this school.  All the teachers have methods of looking at what your skills are. They are aware of at what level you are. I think it is worth for everyone.

Sarah

Sarah | USA

Intensive One on One Chinese Classes

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.

Viktor

Viktor | Switzerland

Small Group Chinese Class

My school is amazing. I recommend Keats School because it is a more convenient way to learn Chinese in Kunming.

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.

Simon

Simon | UK & France

Small Group Chinese Class

The visa application was really straightforward, because Keats School helps us a lot with that. Keats has a big emphasis on conversational practice, so we learn a lot of vocabulary and daily life plans which is very convenient for us to go around town and speak with Chinese people which is the whole point of learning Chinese in China.

Stew

Stew | UK

Small Group Chinese Class

The place is very cool. I am with a great group of people in my class, so coming to classes is very enjoyable. It is fun, we have a lot of discussions, games, activities. Our teachers are also very good, very supportive. Learning Chinese is intimidating at the start because you have so many questions. But I would advise coming to Keats because the atmosphere for learning is great. It is very relaxing. I would recommend the school.

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.

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