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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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

The Hidden Truth About Teaching Abroad After Graduating

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 On August 11th, I left my home town Maidenhead, a small market town [...]

October 12th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

A School Trip to the Amusement Park

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 I’m sure if you ask anyone about their most memorable moments of primary [...]

September 18th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Chinese National Holidays (aka days off)

The Chinese workplace is notorious for offering workers an astonishingly low number of annual leave days. Fortunately, this isn’t the [...]

September 11th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Setting off on my Chinese adventure

Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 - 2020 The day had finally come when I was to leave for China [...]

September 7th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Deal with Cultural Differences in China

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 Although moving to another country is fun, exciting and exhilarating, the lifestyle transformation [...]

August 28th, 2019|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments