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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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

Staying Busy in Xiamen

Eight weeks ago to the day, I arrived in Xiamen. That said, it has absolutely flown by. I have been [...]

January 8th, 2020|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Why Do the Chinese Give Apples Around Christmas?

Christmas is not typically celebrated in China, since only a small percentage of the population are Christians. That said, no [...]

December 22nd, 2019|General|0 Comments

Escaping the Cold Chinese Winter

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 The first trip after Golden Week was a weekend getaway to [...]

December 14th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

What you should consider before teaching in China

When it comes to choosing your teaching placement in China, it’s important you get it right. Though with a wealth [...]

December 8th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to prepare for the Beijing TEFL Training Camp

By Amy Warmington, teacher in Beijing 2017/2018 Hi, my name is Amy and I was a foreign language teacher in [...]

November 24th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

My Tips for Travelling During Golden Week

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 Around 1 month into the school year there is a 1-week [...]

November 17th, 2019|General, Travel|0 Comments

How to Prepare for your First Lesson in China

As former foreign teachers, we know that moving to China and starting a new role can be nerve wracking. But [...]

November 10th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Adjusting to My New Life in China

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 A couple of months have passed now since I arrived in [...]

November 3rd, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

What is the Gaokao

China’s notoriously difficult College Entrance Exam has made international headlines in recent years owing to its brain-scrambling difficulty and the [...]

October 27th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments