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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How to bounce back from a bad lesson

So, you’ve just had a bad lesson. Maybe your students were distracted and naughty, perhaps they were half asleep and [...]

February 26th, 2021|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Teacher Black: My Year in China, by James-Prescott Kerr

When @jamesprescottkerr packed his bags and headed to Changzhou in 2015, he had no idea his adventure would later become [...]

February 24th, 2021|Teacher Interviews, Teaching in China|0 Comments

The End of My First Year Teaching in China

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 With the end of the school year looming, it’s been a [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Life After Lockdown in Nanjing

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 It’s been around 6 weeks since I was released from quarantine. [...]

May 25th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

What A 14-Day Quarantine in China Was Like

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 My experience of mandatory quarantine in China wasn’t nearly as bad [...]

April 26th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Essential apps for your time in China

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 As I’m sure you may well know, all of the schools [...]

March 27th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Build a Rapport with your Students

Natasha Lock, State School Teacher in Suzhou It’s true what they say, first impressions are everything. And even more so [...]

March 16th, 2020|Teaching in China|0 Comments

The Run Up to Chinese New Year

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 Everyone’s favourite period of the Chinese school year was here, Spring [...]

March 10th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How Did Moving to China Impact my Future? What’s Next?

By Jessie, teacher on our Private School Teaching Program in Fuzhou, 2017-onwards Often times both before and during my trip [...]

February 25th, 2020|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Reviewing Chinese Literature: The Good Earth, Pearl Buck

By Sean Harris, Long-term Private School Teacher 2020 Private School Teacher Sean has been preparing for his teaching placement by [...]

February 8th, 2020|General|0 Comments

Overcoming Common Grammar Mistakes your Chinese Students Make

Any ESL teacher will be very familiar with common difficulties their students face when learning the English language. Despite having [...]

January 25th, 2020|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Have Yourself a Merry Chinese Christmas

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nanjing. Almost [...]

January 18th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments