Chinese Language + Culture Immersion in Yangshuo, China

Video and Photos

Selfies among the leaves
A regal pose and a confusion
Xingping
Slack lining during school activity
Got my certificate !
我亲爱的老师,CINDY!
Li jiang river!

About

From the beautiful, rustic town of Yangshuo we provide a variety of Chinese courses and programs to choose from; with the possibility to start on any Monday, we offer the freedom and flexibility for you to reach your individual Chinese language goals. Our most popular program is the Comprehensive Course which teaches the fundamental aspects of Chinese language.

Alternatively, students can choose a Specialized Private Course which provides flexibility for those who wish to direct their focus on a particular area of study (for example business, art or literature). The HSK Preparation Course is designed to prepare students for all elements of the HSK exam; we pride ourselves on the fact we are one of the only Chinese schools in China to guarantee students will pass their current HSK level exam. Our small class sizes allow us to cater for individual students’ needs and our relationship with the English College means that students are constantly interacting with native Chinese speakers.

Questions & Answers

Reviews

95%
based on 57 reviews
  • Academics 9.1
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 8.4
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.6
  • Instruction 9
  • Support 9
  • Fun 10
  • Housing 8
  • Value 10
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Catherine
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

GREAT CLASSES, GREAT STAFF, GREAT PLACE

I was only there for 1 week but couldve easily satye a month. All the stagf there is soooo welcoming and generous with their time, it really made learning chinese motivating! I followed the intensive classes and have learn much more than I wouldve hoped for. Moreover, the school organize activities almost everyday like hikes, social nights, chinese art classes, karaoke, visit of nearby villages on weekends, etc. This is a great way to meet ither foreigners and other chinese students learning english that will practice your chinese with you. Everything was great, would go again anytime! THANKS OMEIDA :)

What would you improve about this program?
It is quite expensive.
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

You are welcome! Thanks for choosing Omeida, we really enjoyed having you here for a week. Enjoy the rest of your time in China, we hope to see you again in the future.

For budget-conscious students we offer the volunteer program http://www.omeida.com.cn/Courses/Volunteer/

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dosher
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A wonderful place to study, travel, and integrate into a community!

I really enjoyed Omeida because everyone was very warm and welcoming and my teacher, Wency, was really great. Even though my Chinese level was already very high, I felt appropriately challenged and I was heard when I expressed a desire for change in the classroom. I was also really pleased by having only 3 students in my class the first week and only 2 the second week. It was great fun and I would definitely come back to this school again!

Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thanks for choosing Omeida, we're glad you had a wonderful time! Hopefully we will see you here again, all the best.

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Katie
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Better than Beijing

From the landscape to the community - you cannot get any better than Yangshou. Amazing excursions to the countryside, wonderful teachers and all at a fraction of the cost you'll find in Beijing. I was torn between well advertised programs in Beijing and Omeida in Yangshou - I was so happy I choose Omeida. I was able to learn and practice while also exploring (plus easy access to western food if you are feeling the need for a comfort coffee or crepe).

I was only able to stay two weeks but everyone helped me make great use of the time to learn so much. I felt I made progress and had a lot to practice back home and for a week in Beijing.

What would you improve about this program?
The hostel option is very nice.
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thanks for your review, we are so happy you chose Omeida too! It was great to have you here and help you to improve your Chinese while experiencing Southern China. We welcome you back in the future.

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Niel
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Go Local:)

When I sent my first e-mail to Omeida fromout the wireless Chinese jungle, 2 weeks before I wanted to start, I was immediately impressed by the elaborated response to all of my questions + a lot of other relevant information and help I had not asked for. Both before I started my studies and during my studies, the people of Omeida put a lot of effort in making my stay in Yangshuo comfortable, which helped me to settle, have fun and focus on my studies.
I believe that there are many good Chinese schools throughout China, but as far as I know Omeida distinguishes itself from these by being located in the far more quiet, rural and natural Yangshuo. What I found in Yangshuo was a village life in an amazing environment (mountains to climb, rivers to swim in within half an hour cycling). Touristy and busy, but also lively. What I found at Omeida was a mixed group of Chinese students learning English and foreign students learning Chinese, intermingling as language partners and friends at both organized and unorganized activites.
In short, Omeida is a lively school in a lively environment. I made lots of great friends and had a great experience learning from and about the Chinese, the Chinese culture and the Chinese language. I would definitely recommend anybody to go!

ps. If you're set on going, please enter in the Pub Quizes at thursday night, beat the climb instructors and English teachers and rub it in their faces.

What would you improve about this program?
No Duck blood and Chicken legs as food:( That part of Chinese culture I'm not so interested in:)
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thanks for sharing your awesome experience! We really enjoyed having you here at Omeida and miss seeing your smiley face. We have a number of new Chinese dishes at the canteen now (more suitable for foreign taste-buds). We hope to see you back here some day, would be good to see your HAPPY dance moves again https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_juvkscej8Y

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Ruth
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing experience

I only stayed 1 month in Omeida, but it was one of the most interesting and thrilling experiences of my life.

I chose Yangshuo because I thought that it could be easier to get involve in real chinese life in a small town, and I was right. I felt safe, welcomed and with a whole new world in front of me to be discovered.
And Omeida was the perfect school to complete my adventure. Excellent teachers willing to help you in every aspect of your learning process, competent staff always available, friendly colleagues to practice, and most important, chinese colleagues studying english looking forward to sharing experiences with you.

I met fantastic people for all over the world, learnt some chinese and gather amazing memories for several lifetimes :-)

Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

You arrived just in time for Spring Festival and what an awesome time that was! We are glad you had such a great experience at Omeida and we really enjoyed having you here.

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William
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Great place to learn Chinese

The staff was very helpful. Yangshuo is a great place to learn Chinese but do not want to spend hours commuting in a polluted city to get anywhere. I met a lot of other very friendly students, with whom I often went out in the evenings or for excursions (bike riding in the beautiful countryside) on the weekends. The school also has an English section, and you can have language exchanges with the students there. Whether you have more contact with them will depend on you and your language partner.
I have already booked another course there!

What would you improve about this program?
More audio-visual classroom work.
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thanks for the great review William! We look forward to your return in a few months.

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Xaxa
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Best academy in China

After finishing my short-term contract in a hotel, I decided to leave Spain for three months in order to learn some mandarin (my biological parents language). That was my first adventure out of home; and alone! I was quite scared of what would I find in a place with such a different culture and language and which wasn't popular as big crowded cities like Shanghai or Beijing. After coming back I can just say one thing: that was the best choice I could have ever done :) I came across with amazing teachers, amazing people and amazing surroundings (not amazing weather, though). Teachers will become your friends as well as your language partner and other people from all over the world who is having the same experience as you. I will definitely repeat it and hope to be back there within a year!!

What would you improve about this program?
The only thing I would improve is canteen's food
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

We are so glad you decided to come to Omeida, we can't wait for you to return!! Thank you for sharing your experience.

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Chris
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

非常感谢 Omeida :)

我学过两次在Omeida,第一次我学过一个星期,第二次我学过一个月.
阳朔是一个很帮的地方. 在Omeida,学生和老师可以一起去玩,很有意思. Omeida的餐厅有很好吃的中国猜. Omeida的学生可以住在宿舍还是自己的卧室. 我很高兴认识Omeida. 谢谢Omeida :)

- I have been to Omeida twice, the first time I studied for one week, the second time, I studied for one month. Both times I was satisfied fully. Yangshuo is an amazing place, and Omeida helped me appreciate it. The food is not bad and you can chose your accommodation from living with a roomate in the dormitory to a private accommodation.
I am glad to have been to Omeida, Thank you Omeida :)

- J'ai étudier le mandarin à Omeida deux fois, et J'ai été completement satisfait les deux fois. J'y ai passé une semaine pour la première fois, puis un mois pour la deuxième. Yangshuo est magnifique, et Omeida m'a aidé à l'apprécier. La bouffe n'est pas mal et tu peux choisir le logement du dormitoir à l'appartement privé.
Je suis ravi d'avoir été à Omeida, merci Omeida :)

- He estudiando Chino a Omeida dos veces. La primera vez, he pasando allí una semana. La segunda, un mes. Me quedé completamente satisfecho en ambas ocasiones. La comida no está mal, y usted puede elegir su alojamiento. Me alegro de haber estado allí. Gracias Omeida :)

What would you improve about this program?
Odar has done a magnificent job. Omeida staff and management are very happy people, as you get to know them, you get to like them more and more. Just give them a chance if there is something not at your liking, I'm sure they will fix it for you. I wouldn't change a thing :)
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

You are welcome! Thank you for sharing your experience, we are glad you chose Omeida.

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Li
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Have fun while you study !

Omedia Language College is set in the beautiful landscape of Yangshou Karst mountain peaks. The staff and students are very helpful and friendly. Most weekends are packed full of fun and adventure. You can easily make friends and the students can help you practice your Chinese. The lessons are great and the teachers are adaptable to your learning needs.

Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thanks for the great feedback. We're glad you enjoyed your time in Yangshuo with Omeida.

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Werner
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Studying Chinese at Omeida Yangshuo

I started studying Chinese with a survival Chinese course in April 2010. It was a great experience, and it let me decide to continue studying Chinese at Omeida. In the meantime I've been to Yangshuo (Guilin) more than ten times. Teacher's teaching method and patience have helped me to pass the Chinese proficiency exam HSK 3, and my next challenge is HSK 4. I'm very glad to have found this academy, and I'll not stop learning there. The beautiful environment, friendly and helpful teachers and Omeida staff, all this let me feel happy when being there. At the same time I've known more about Chinese culture and way of life. Calligraphy courses, learning Chinese songs, how to prepare Chinese tea, paper cutting, and much more is offered - of course at no addtitional fee.
If you want to know more about my experience with Omeida, don't hesitate to contact me using Omeida's address. I'm German native.

What would you improve about this program?
Food in the canteen should offer more dishes.
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience you had at Omeida.

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Marek
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The best language school in China

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 helpful. I can say that during those two weeks we really became friends. There were a lot of opportinities 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 Beijings schools - there is nothing to compare. Omeida winns in all aspects. Everyone who wants to learn Chinese, meet nice people and make chinese friends should go there. Thank you Omeida.

Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thank you for the excellent review! We look forward to seeing you here again.

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Roy
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Learning Chinese in Yangshuo is a regular thing for me

I have been going to Omeida Chinese Academy to learn Chinese in Yangshuo for a coupe of years now. I started going on Saturdays for three hours a week when I was training at a local Taiji school then in 2013 I took on a 6 week course and then followed that with another 6 week course in the spring of 2014. So I am a bit of a regular. One thing I would say is that the staff are amazing and extremely helpful. Its also very social and you can spend time with the staff and other students outside of class time. In fact Yangshuo there are plently of things to do from restaurants to cycling, climbing, canoeing the list is endless. But importantly, and the main reason i go back there is because the standard of teaching is very high and the staff personalise the lessons for you. For example, I am an awkward customer since I don't want to lear characters just yet. None the less they accomodate this desire and we work soley on oral Chinese/ I would throroughly reccomend Omedia Chinese Academy to anyone seeking a live in school to study Chinese.

What would you improve about this program?
I would like to see more regular Chinese calligraphy classes as I think it helps with reading and writing and is an excellent way to learn about Chinese culture.
Response from Omeida Chinese Academy

Thanks, we appreciate your wonderful review! We will endeavor to offer more Chinese Calligraphy classes.