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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What Is Dragon Boat Festival?

Dragon Boat Festival, known in Chinese as 端(duān)午(wǔ)节(jié) is a traditional holiday that happens yearly to commemorate the life and [...]

June 8th, 2019|General|0 Comments

What I Get Asked As a Teacher in China

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 - present   "How is teaching? Do you enjoy it?" Teaching [...]

June 1st, 2019|Teacher Interviews|0 Comments

5 Great End of Term ESL Review Games

As the end of the school year nears and exam season creeps up, energy levels and enthusiasm among your student [...]

May 26th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Food and the Dining Experience in China

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present Some of the biggest differences that I’ve come across so far during my time [...]

May 12th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

5 Best Weekend Trips from Shanghai

The spring is well and truly upon us here in Shanghai, and it’s got us in the holiday mood. The [...]

May 9th, 2019|General|0 Comments

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