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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A Guide to China’s Different School Types

China is home to one of the largest, most competitive education systems in the world. With a population of 1.3 [...]

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

Leaving Suzhou: Farewells & Reflections

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 Everyone says time flies when you’re having fun; never has this felt more true. [...]

July 14th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Going Crazy Over Rubbish: Shanghai’s New Waste Rules

Rubbish. That’s the word on everyone’s lips at the moment in Shanghai, where a new waste management scheme has been [...]

July 6th, 2019|General|0 Comments

Things to do in and around Suzhou

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present With my mum coming to visit next week for ten days, I’ve been thinking [...]

June 25th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

3 Topics I’ve Covered in the Chinese Classroom

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 – present In this article, I will introduce three topics I have covered in [...]

June 19th, 2019|Teacher Blogs, Teaching in China|0 Comments

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