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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My First Few Weeks in China

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present I have just begun my fourth week living in China (my third week of [...]

May 3rd, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Set Up a Bank Account in China

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you arrive in China to work or study is set [...]

April 29th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Living in Suzhou: My Thoughts so Far

By Tom, State School Teaching Programme in Suzhou, 2019-present I moved to China about a month ago now, and despite [...]

April 18th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Applying for a Certificate of No Criminal Convictions in China

If you are abroad for an extended period of time before returning home to work, your next employer is likely [...]

April 17th, 2019|General|0 Comments

My Homestay Experience in Shanghai

By Rhiannon Parnell, Homestay Programme Participant in Shanghai, 2018  I recently spent 2 months in Jiading – a suburb of [...]

April 11th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Using Your ESL Teaching Experience to Get a Job

Some people do it to gain teaching experience, some for a productive gap year, others to explore the world. But [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Careers, General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

My Thoughts and Feelings Before Moving to China

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present My name is Amy and I will be moving to Suzhou, China to [...]

March 23rd, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Learn Mandarin in China

If you’re planning on spending some time in China, you probably have an interest in learning the language. Though it [...]

March 19th, 2019|Learning Mandarin|0 Comments

How to Overcome Homesickness in China

Homesickness. A definition does not quite do it justice. Grammatically speaking, the Oxford dictionary defines it as “experiencing a longing [...]

March 13th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Make the Most of your Time in China

Living and working abroad is an exciting, if not a little nerve-wracking experience. Once you’ve successfully burst your way out [...]

February 13th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Christmas, New Year and Winning an Award

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 It’s been a busy but especially memorable lead up to 2018. It’s strange [...]

January 19th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Top 9 Chinese Vegetarian Dishes

For many vegetarians planning a trip to China, getting by on a no-meat diet whilst being able to enjoy the [...]

January 3rd, 2019|General|0 Comments