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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
They really care about what our interests are, what questions we have, what requirements we have. Then they adjust our Chinese language program content according to the situations. One teacher and one student, so it is easy to keep your focus for the 6 hours of immersion Mandarin lessons. It is very convenient to study, live and eat in one building.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.