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Dali Huayang Academy for Language and Culture • 283 Sanwenbi Village (beside the Three Pagodas monument)


The Dali campus of Huayang Academy is located in the city's famous and historic Old Town. It is surrounded by beautiful scenery, including Erhai Lake, Cangshan Mountain and The Three Pagodas. We are the only legal and professional language school in Dali. We offer Mandarin classes, dormitory lodging, English classes and official student visas for our students. Here in Dali you can experience the local language and culture firsthand and augment what you learn through our lessons and activities. Our very experienced teachers and passionate officers can assist you anywhere, anytime, making you feel like one of the family.

We offer both small group classes and one-on-one instruction. Group classes are between 5 and 8 students, while individual lessons will be based on each student's personal requirements.



Studied at Huayang Academy Kunming while learning Chinese in China for two months. I wanted to study in Lijiang aswell but after visiting Dali and Lijiang over the holiday I settled on Dali.

Huayang Academy -
Huayang is a great school and is very well looked after by Lori in Kunming ( Visa/accommodation/Bank card etc. ) Found their communication better than other schools in the area that answered Yes/No and didn't seem to have time.

Teaching is great, 4,000rmb for a semester of group class is an amazing price with X1 Visa. But don't be foolish enough to think this is going to help you much. You cannot expect to learn Chinese for 4,000rmb but it is a good starting point.

I took 1 on 1 classes and did my homework at school where I was surrounded by people willing to help me.

Dali is an amazing place to learn. In the mornings I learned with my great teachers in the campus right near the old town and by night I could be practicing with tourists in a Western bar eating pizza or in a Chinese hostel having great conversations with people from all over the country.

Definitely worth spending money on extra lessons as the cost of living is so low. I studied in Guilin and for one month there I can stay in Dali for 6 months with more lessons!


Just spend two weeks in Dali campus of Huayang and now back at the Kunming campus. I was expecting Dali and Kunming to be quite similar but they are actually very different. Dali is very laid back and more like a beautiful European coastal city. Really loved it and that there was many Chinese travellers really helped with practicing Chinese. The location of the school near the 3 towers is a great location near the old city


Here, i study Chinese and make good friends with students of other countries and Chinese teachers. I not only study Chinese, but also enjoy it! It helps me to communicate well with Chinese people. And I love Chinese and China more! I am glad that I can study at Dali, a beautiful place!