Tenwest Mandarin School
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  • Address6/F Vanke Xuefu Building (intersection of Xuefu Lu and Jianshe Lu), Kunming
  • MobileCrystal: 18988079067, Rosy: 13577076378
  • Phone(0871) 65128600
  • Websitelearnchineseinyunnan.com/
Last updated by Yereth,
Kunming Huayang Academy for Language and Culture • 6/F Vanke Xuefu Building (intersection of Xuefu Lu and Jianshe Lu)


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.

Huayang also has branches in Lijiang and Dali Old Town.



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.
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.


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.


I and my 2 friends study here more then 2 months. It's really amicable, great, modern staff, teachers and atmosphere! All halls are very cute and tidy.
When you study here, you really feel Chinese language. Its not boring drilling or grammar, grammar, grammar! All classes full of powerful practice! Discussions, philosophy, useful games, sense of classmates' rhythm, From these crucial parts consists our study!
I recommend this school! If you really want to speak and understand Chinese, you are Welcome!

На Русском:
Во первых, невероятно отзывчивый персонал, я и мои друзья в Китае впервые, нам полностью помогли устроиться здесь, сделали визу, и до сих пор помогают с любыми вопросами.

Во вторых, кому-то это возможно не важно, но действительно, школа находится в полностью новом здании, все аудитории новые, чистенькие, ухоженные, в том числе и туалеты. Каждый день намывают, убирают. Это создает достаточно приятную атмосферу для непосредственно учебы.

В третьих, учителя настоящие профессионалы (без преувеличений)! Их потрясающее знание Китайского + Отличный английский действительно ускоряют процесс изучения. Даже если ваш английский не очень, вы все равно со временем начнете постепенно все понимать и говорить (уже на китайском ;), это гарантированно и проверено!
Уроки действительно интересные! Время пролетает незаметно, но с невероятной пользой.

Действительно рекомендую эту школу, оно того стоит!

+2 друзей подписываются! ;)

Если у вас есть вопросы, пишите, чем сможем - поможем и ответим на вопросы: puh o vil @ g mail . com (без пробелов)