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“A great place to learn Chinese !!”

Omeida Chinese Academy Language Course
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$75.00*
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One-Day Chinese Course in Yangshuo
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$597.00*
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2-Week Chinese Course in Yangsuo
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: At Omeida Chinese Academy you can study with us for just half a day, one day, or even one hour! On our short courses you can learn a number of useful words and sentences that will help you experience China to the full. You can even learn to bargain with shop owners. Plus you also get to join in on our cultural lessons including calligraphy, Chinese chess, Tai Chi and traditional tea culture. We also offer longer term courses tailored to your personal needs whether it's for professional purposes, personal interest or preparation for the HSK Examinations.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed February 28, 2014

I had been to Yangshuo on many occasions over a couple of years, and knew the Omeida English Language College well, run by Odar, a really nice guy, I had been to a few English corners on several visits. I knew the reputation of the Chinese Academy was also great, and also run by Odar, and so I decided to spend 2 months there, studying.
The teachers are great , really friendly and dedicated, my teachers were Becky and Helen,both fantastic, and and the courses are flexible to your needs, and after the 2 months I found I had made great progress with my Chinese !
If you are looking for a Chinese course that can be truly flexible to your individual needs, then I can highly recommend you call in here. And the fees are really very reasonable, particularly as you can get one on one teaching if preferred !
You can also take advantage of language exchange with some of the students from the English college, a great way to help your Chinese, and help their English....you will find them really enthusiastic to get to know you ! You will make a lot of friends on your visit !
On top of that , Yangshuo is a beautiful location to study, awesome scenery, friendly people, and the food is great, with something for everyone. And talking of food, there are plenty of western influenced cafes and restaurants if you fear you will miss your western food !!
If you want to study Chinese, Omeida in Yangshuo is the place to be !!

Thank scotchmistDundee
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Omeida Y, Manager at Omeida Chinese Academy Language Course, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Omeida Chinese Academy is located in the heart of one of the most stunning settings in China. Yangshuo is set amongst the gum-drop like karst mountains which gives the town an almost surreal beauty. The Chinese school offers all levels of classes depending on the students abilities. The teachers are extremely friendly and hard working and are motivated to help provide a great learning environment. A unique feature of the school is partnering with Omeida English College which is just down the street. Chinese students learning English are partnered with foreigners learning Chinese. For an hour a day, partners get together and help each with their language and become close friends while working together. A great idea that works extremely well. The school will help with housing, meals and activities around the area. The take very good care of their students.

I would recommend Omeida Language College for anyone interested in learning Chinese. I think it is one of the best schools and small towns in China.

Jim USA
Jim USA

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Omeida Y, Manager at Omeida Chinese Academy Language Course, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Thanks for sharing your positive thoughts about life here at Omeida!

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Omeida Chinese Academy is a total find. It has some of the best Chinese teachers in Yangshuo (possibly China) who will cater your class to your needs, strengths and weaknesses. Best of all, the teachers are willing and super fun to hang out with outside of class (which gives you more time to practice your Chinese!). The Chinese Academy is also a counterpart to an English school (Omeida Language College) for native-Chinese speakers, so there are lots of students who are willing to do language exchange. There is always something going on be it extracurricular activities, dinners, or opportunities to socialize.

As for Yangshuo, it's one of my favorite places in China. The scenery is outstanding, and there is a cool mix of Chinese and Western culture. If you like the outdoors, this is definitely the place to be because there is something for everyone--hiking, biking, rock climbing, swimming, and kyaking. The mountains are stunning and the river that runs through the town is nothing less than picturesque. The best times to come are Fall and Spring when the weather is pleasant (not too hot, not too cold), but really, anytime is good because everyone at the school is warm and welcoming. You will definitely settle in here quickly and make connections to last a lifetime.

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Omeida Y, Manager at Omeida Chinese Academy Language Course, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Thanks for the comprehensive review! We're glad you enjoyed life at Omeida and in Yangshuo.

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Reviewed February 19, 2014

Omeida Chinese Academy location is very close to Omeida Language College ( a 2 minute walk away) and it is at the latter I taught English over a 3 year plus period.

On a daily basis I saw students and teachers at the Chinese Academy in discussions together and I was impressed by the enthusiasm and friendships I witnessed.

I gave a Summer Class last August in the Chinese Academy building and observed students from many different countries who were there to learn Mandarin and much about Chinese culture.

I could feel a great atmosphere for learning and witnessed the pro-active attitude by students not only in the classroom but with all activities be it getting out together in the countryside, cooking, paper cutting, singing or acting on stage at social nights.

I spoke with students from France, Russia, South Africa, Germany, Holland, Australia and many other countries. It was clear how serious everyone was about learning and interesting to know what students wanted to do with their new skills once they completed their course.

Omeida Chinese Academy in Yangshuo is very popular for all the above reasons.

Thank Dianne B
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Omeida Y, Manager at Omeida Chinese Academy Language Course, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

Thanks for your review, we're glad you got to experience the positivity at the Chinese Academy and hope to see you back in Yangshuo one day.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

I spent 2 weeks in Yangshuo at Omeida and it was really a very good time. I will for sure come back there. All the teachers are qualified, very friendly and helpfull. I can say that during those two weeks we really became friends. There were a lot of opportunities to speak chinese; not only during classes but also in the afternoon and in the evening. The school gave me not only simple chinese classes but I also had the opportunity to learn a lot about Chinese culture, Chinese food, Chinese way of living. Two years ago I studied Chinese in one of Beijing schools - there is nothing to compare. Omeida wins in all aspects. Everyone who wants to learn, Chinese, meet nice people and make chinese friends should go there. Thank you Omeida.

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Omeida Y, Manager at Omeida Chinese Academy Language Course, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2014

We are looking forward to your return to Yangshuo in the future. Thank you for the wonderful review, we are glad you enjoyed the Omeida experience!

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