Mandarin Learning Resources

Ben Pearce recently returned to the UK after four years living and working in Haining. He has reached an excellent standard of Mandarin and is now teaching the language to students of various ages in London. In this blog, he shares some of his top tips to help you get started with learning Mandarin.
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5 09, 2017

My 3 years in China: from Tongling to Shanghai

September 5th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

By Nicolle Chenjera (Teacher in Shanghai, 2015-ongoing) 3 years ago! I simply typed in, ‘TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA’. That was my single step to an unforeseen thousand mile journey! […]

10 08, 2017

Catching the Metro in Shanghai

August 10th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

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30 05, 2017

Teaching in China and Italy: A Comparison

May 30th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

By Amy Ritson, Summer Teacher in Xuzhou, 2011 Almost six years ago, I spent a summer teaching English in Xuzhou, [...]

18 05, 2017

Annual Events and Festivals in Shanghai

May 18th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

By Anna-Maria, Long-term teacher in Shanghai 2014-2016 Everyone has heard of traditional Chinese festivals like Spring Festival or the Dragonboat [...]

7 04, 2017

The Struggle with Names

April 7th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

By Sarah Easter, long-term teacher in Wuhan (2017-2018) With only having 70 children in total within my school, I set [...]

24 03, 2017

Tattoos in China: Dispelling the Myth

March 24th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

By Lily Whiting (teacher in Shanghai 2016-2017) There's this common myth that if you want to work as a teacher [...]

13 03, 2017

Food in China: A Culinary Guide to Chongqing

March 13th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

Food in China: A Culinary Guide to Chongqing By Edward Kelly, Long-term teacher in Chongqing (2015-2016) Chongqing is, depending who [...]

10 03, 2017

Teaching in South Africa & China: a comparison

March 10th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

Many of our teachers go on to do other exciting work experience, whether it's in the UK or abroad. Natasha [...]

6 03, 2017

Learning How To Use Your Time; A Chance To Become ‘You’

March 6th, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

Learning How To Use Your Time; A Chance To Become ‘You’ By Imara Lenders, Teacher in Zhangjiajie (2016-2017) There’s a [...]

3 03, 2017

Holiday’s and Festivals in China

March 3rd, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

Holiday's and Festivals in China By Lauren Pettit, Teacher in Jinan (2015-2016) When I left the UK to live and [...]

3 03, 2017

The Language Barrier In China

March 3rd, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

The Language Barrier in China By Eleanor Beresford, Teacher in Shanghai (2016-2017) Hello, I’m Eleanor, and I’ve been living in [...]

23 02, 2017

Being a Vegan in China

February 23rd, 2017|Teacher Essays|0 Comments

By Eleanor Beresford, Teacher in Shanghai (2016-2017) […]