Tuition for full-time Students (Due in-full by the 1st day of class)

Minimal Requirement for One SemesterMinimal Tuition for One Semester
One on One140 Hours14000 RMB
One on Two140 sessions9800 RMB
One on Three140 sessions8400 RMB
Group Classes (4+ Students)140 sessions7000 RMB

Tuition for part-time/short-term Students (Due in-full by 1st day of class)

ONE ON ONE60 minutes/session: 120 Yuan/session
ONE ON TWO45 minutes/session: 70 Yuan/session/person
ONE ON THREE 45 minutes/session: 60 Yuan/session/person
Group Classes45 minutes/session: 50 Yuan/session/person

Student Visas

Students who require a student visa through TenWest must take a minimum of 140 sessions per semester. There is no minimum requirement for students who do not require a visa through the school.

Student Visas
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Dependent Visas

TenWest is also able to offer a Dependent Visa to family members of any full-time student. In order to obtain a Dependent Visa for your spouse, please be prepared to provide your marriage certificate, notarized by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country. If you wish to obtain a Dependent Visa for your children under 18 years of age, please be prepared to provide your child’s birth certificate, also notarized by the Chinese Embassy or Consulate in your home country.

Courses We Offer


Beginner, intermediate, and advanced level courses including vocabulary, grammar, syntax, pinyin, Chinese characters, speaking, listening, reading and writing.


Basic business course covering Chinese business practice and etiquette, communication and negotiation skills, business case analysis and business related visits.


Ancient Chinese appreciation course including traditional Chinese vocabulary and character recognition, analysis and appreciation of Chinese poetry, renowned novels and authors.


Specialty course covering all aspects of Chinese culture including history, education, medicine, politics, religion, arts, geography, etiquette, traditions and minority cultures.


Unique course covering Chinese painting, calligraphy, tea culture, martial arts, minority music and dance, handcrafts and cuisine.


To help evaluate the Chinese proficiency levels of non-native Chinese speakers across the world, Hanban created the HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) test. The HSK has 6 different test levels, ranging from HSK 1 to HSK 6. The HSK Test Preparation Courses are specifically designed to provide the necessary help for students who want to take any desired level of the HSK tests.


This program is designed to offer an environment which provides total Chinese immersion. The immersion format enables students to improve their Chinese skills at a heightened pace. TenWest carefully choose a local Chinese host family, who will provide further support in each students’ development of learning Chinese language, mannerisms, culture, etc. During the day, students will attend classes at TenWest. In the evenings and on weekends, students  can practice their newly learned Chinese, as well as be exposed to Chinese culture, by spending time with their host family. The Chinese Immersion Program can be personally tailored to fit the needs of each individual student. The duration of the program may be as short as a few weeks, or as long as one year. If you are interested in the Chinese Immersion Program, we ask that you please contact TenWest to give as much advance notice as possible. Due to the amount of time that it may take to find an appropriate host family, we ask that your enrollment notice be at least two months prior to your desired arrival date.


TenWest offers a wide range of learning approaches to students wanting to study Chinese. The GPA (Growing Participation Approach) language learning method was developed by the acclaimed American linguist, Greg Thomson. Studies have found that when combined with the TPR (Total Physical Responses) teaching method, the result is a more natural absorption of language. While past teaching methods have earned Mandarin a reputation of being a difficult language to learn, this course will prove that with the correct tools and techniques, Mandarin now can more easily be acquired.


This program is designed for students who would like to study Mandarin in Kunming, China, specifically during their holidays. For this camp, TenWest offers a personally tailored Mandarin course, as well as an itinerary of cultural activities and a guided tour that takes participants around the beautiful land of China. TenWest is proud to have been offering this camp since 2013, with both Summer and Winter sessions available. Appropriately referred to as the, “City of Eternal Spring,” Kunming is known for it’s comfortable year-round climate. Visitors will find that this city is a great choice even for winter visits, and the TenWest camp ensures that your holiday expectations of learning and fun will be exceeded. To make this possible, TenWest is happy to work with schools and organizations, in order to design an unforgettable holiday camp, based on, and tailored to, each client’s specific needs.


Many students prefer the luxury of designing a tailored course to suite their individual needs. In order to meet these needs, TenWest gladly works with each student to personalize a course which satisfies their language learning preferences, schedule and length of study. Additionally, TenWest can even provide at-home classes where your instructor will travel to your residence and host class in the comfort of your own home. Please note that there is a small additional fee for at-home schooling in order to cover transportation costs.

Online Mandarin Chinese Courses

TenWest offers one on one personalized online Mandarin Chinese courses. Anyone who is interested to take our online Chinese lessons can apply for a one hour free online lesson. You just need to email us at to apply. Online lessons are offered on Skype, Zoom or WeChat. You can download Zoom at:, Skype at: or WeChat at: We are also willing to use any other software or app that has a better communication quality, just let us know your preference.

‍We offer a wide variety of courses, so please check our website: We can also tailor the course based on your individual needs.

The tuition for a one on one online lesson is $17 USD/hour. The tuition should be paid no later than 1 day before the online lesson. The tuition fee is usually paid 3 months ahead of time.

The process to apply online courses:
1. Fill in the general student application form. You can find the student application form on this web page: In your email, please explain what you want to study and when you are available to take the online lessons. Please also let us know how many hours difference there is between your country and China. Also include your Wechat or Skype account name.
‍2. Sign the online course contract. We will email you the online course contract after we have received your student application form.
‍3. Pay for your tuition. You can choose to pay either by bank wire transfer or PayPal. Please contact us with the payment information.

If you have any further questions about the online lessons, please email us at