The Jianshe Lu campus of Huayang Academy is located in Kunming's central university district. Nearby universities include Kunming University of Science and Technology, Yunnan Normal University, and Yunnan University.
Our school has beautifully decorated classrooms and carefully chosen equipment. Our instructors are all qualified and dedicated teachers.
We offer useful Mandarin classes, dormitory accommodations, English classes and legal student visas for those studying with us. Through our lessons and activities you will experience local culture firsthand as you learn Chinese.
Our experienced teachers and passionate officers will give you a hand anywhere, anytime making you feel like one of the family.
Already studied here for 3 semesters and I could say that Hua Yang is one of the best private schools i tried. The teachers are very kind, passionate and encouraging, especially teacher Joy and Amanda, very patient and knowledgeable. The class size is small so the teachers have more time for each student. I think the school is perfect for those who already have basic knowledge of chinese since you can pratice your speaking skill and advance your level quite a lot due to the small class size. The staff is also very helful with visa and stuff. Made a lot of friends here and the atmosphere is nice. Lori the coordinator is super helpful and always goes out of her way to help us the foreign students with many things that not even her responsibilities. All in all my experience at Hua Yang has been excellent and i highly recommend this school.
Very good value course around 500 euro plus full X1 visa support.
Teacher ( Amanda ) is very good at pushing the class forward and really making sure everyone learns and people not studying have to do so as not to slow the class down.
Class sizes are fine, 6 students in my class is perfect size.
Lori the co-ordinator for students is really helpful especially with tricky things like opening bank accounts.
School itself is clean and tidy with free coffee/tea and a nice friendly atmosphere. altogether I guess around 50 or 60 students which is good for making friends or getting advice on how to live here as a foreigner. Close to good bars and plenty to eat nearby.
We have a 3 bedroom apartment closeby for around 400 euro per month which is nice. Seems to be other good quality places available.
Already thinking of extending my stay here
If zero stars were an option I'd use that as my rating.
TERRIBLE, USELESS, INCREDIBLY DISAPPOINTING.
In my first semester we had 4 different teachers, one who couldn't speak ANY english (and as we couldn't yet speak ANY Chinese we got NOwhere.) One who only spoke english (I think he used us as practice for his own study) One was nearly perfect so of course this joke of a "school" fired her for not wanting to come to their weekly hours long meetings (unpaid of course because slave labor is still alive and well at HuaYang.) Aside from the abhorrent level of "education" displayed by this institution they were also either completely incapable or totally unwilling to perform even the most basic tasks. The only positive attribute I can place at the feet of this exemplary manifestation of Disastrous Incompetence is that the Aiye's who work for the building, keep the communal bathroom (complete with western toilet) acceptably clean.
A very excellent place to study. The staff there are hospitality. Most of all, the teacher are professtional.
Teaching and support lamentable.
Four people signed up for the highest-level class and got a teacher who does all the talking, refers to herself as 老师 and makes classes absolutely uninteresting. As of this moment, only 1 person is still going on a regular basis.
While staff is friendly, they are absolutely incapable to help out with visa matters in an adequate way. Lack of information beforehand, lack of support and lack of information during the visa process meant that I am waiting forever for my residence permit to be processed, without any information about why it's taking so long, why they can't get started ... I'd say this school is a good option if all you wanted is a visa, but they can't even handle this properly.
Anyone giving this school a 5-star rating hasn't been to any decently-run schools in Kunming, such as Keats'. The only redeeming quality is facilities and space, those are indeed excellent.