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  • Address288 Linyu Lu, Jianianhua Commercial Center (Carnival), Building A, Office 805, Kunming
  • Phone(0871) 65747722
  • Websitewww.tenwest.cn
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Tenwest Mandarin School • 288 Linyu Lu, Jianianhua Commercial Center (Carnival), Building A, Office 805


Established in 2006, Tenwest Mandarin School offers international students in Kunming access to an award-winning faculty and a variety of courses and curriculum to meet every student's unique needs.

Accessible by K18, 61, 79, 91, 96, 119, 236, 167,228, Z1 buses, get off Linyu Qiao Stop (霖雨桥站), or by Kunming Metro Line 2, get off Linyu Qiao Station and use Exit A.

Courses offered

• Intensive Chinese for all skill levels
• Intensive Chinese utilizing the Total Physical Response (TPR) and Growing Participator Approach (GPA) methods
• Business Chinese
• Survival Chinese (four week course)
• Part-time classes
• Online Mandarin
• In-home Mandarin instruction
• Mandarin for children ages 5-16
• Special subjects instruction in calligraphy, Chinese history, Chinese chess and various Chinese musical instruments
• HSK Test Preparation Courses.

Chinese cultural activities

• During every Chinese festival we will hold a special party, to let our students experience the unique cultural practices of China
• Various other Chinese cultural activities


Small group classes numbering three students or more: 4,900 yuan per semester with a student visa provided. These courses are packed with exciting activities, which can include trips to local markets and visits with Chinese families.

Other services offered

• Student visas are available for all full time students
• Dependent visas for student family members also can be arranged
• Accommodation assistance can be provided for all of our students
• Free coffee and drinks
• Airport pick-up

For more information visit the Tenwest website or contact us by phone



I was a little apprehensive about learning Chinese full time, not being an academic person, but I have learned so much in just a few weeks. The teachers are so well skilled in aiding learning, thanks to flexibility according to individual learning styles. The school is extremely well-run, affordable, friendly and response times to emails etc. is very fast. Learning here is so good, it's an absolute pleasure.


When I was in Kunming, I studied at Tenwest language school and I was amazed at how warm and caring the staff and teachers were at Tenwest! Their passion and commitment to their students was evident in the way the teachers took time to create learning experiences that were beneficial to each unique student. Whether I was in a group class or a one on one, I always had a rich learning experience! I will definitely be going back to Kunming to continue my Chinese language studies and when I do, I will be returning to the team at Tenwest language school! See you in 2018!!


I'm a beginner student of Chinese, having studied it at school for only a year.

It was great studying in TenWest. The teachers are great, always trying new ways to capture your interest for learning. They adapt really well to your personal requests also. They are also always willing to go out of their way to help, even if it includes working off schedule.
I had a great experience and highly recommend TenWest!


Having had many Chinese teachers (about 9). I can say without reservation that the 2 finest teachers have come from this school. The teachers are flexible and teach you what you need at the level you are. Albert has given us world class service that extends far beyond what a school would normally do. Students who attend this school really do feel like someone has their back even if you run into difficult circumstances.

They are even willing to send teachers to our home—a huge bonus when You have work or homeschool at the house.

If you're on the fence as to which school to attend for Chinese classes...you can do no better than 10 west.


I am a current student at TenWest. I have been studying there for two months and feel I can recommend it as a very good language school. Albert, the owner, is amazing. He is willing to help me in any aspect of living here in Kunming. My teacher is one of the best foreign language teachers I have had. I have studied at a similar school here in China and TenWest is far superior. I have also studied French and Spanish formally so I tend to be a little picky with language instruction. I have met several of the other teachers and they are also friendly and helpful. If you're looking for a good school for one-on-one instruction, TenWest is for you.