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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The True Cost of Living in China

The cost of living in China can vary depending on where you live. If you live in either Shanghai or [...]

April 5th, 2021|General|0 Comments

Don’t Forget to Breathe

By James Prescott-Kerr When you’re abroad and know you have limited time in your new destination, you may feel pressured [...]

April 1st, 2021|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Life After Quarantine: My First Two Weeks in China

Once I left quarantine, I was intrigued to experience the “real” China. You are constantly told that China is the [...]

March 22nd, 2021|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Bounce Back from a Bad Lesson

By Oscar Meyrick, teacher in Xuzhou (2017-2019) So, you’ve just had a bad lesson. Maybe your students were distracted and naughty, perhaps they were half asleep and there wasn’t any energy, or maybe you just couldn’t get them to understand the material. […]

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