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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Chinese National Day

The National Day of the People’s Republic of China is an annual celebration that takes place on 1st October to [...]

October 1st, 2018|General|0 Comments

A Day in the Life of a Summer Teacher Part 1

By Samantha Kent, Summer Teacher in Xuzhou 2018 Samantha took part in the 2018 Xuzhou Summer Teaching Placement. Here she [...]

August 25th, 2018|Teacher Interviews, Teaching in China|0 Comments

Getting to know your Colleagues in China

One of the things that scared me the most about moving to China was not travelling or teaching related at [...]

August 20th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Life As A Musician in Shanghai

By Ben, Long-term teacher in Shanghai 2017-present Having been an active and gigging musician in the U.K for many years, [...]

July 18th, 2018|Careers, General|0 Comments

Getting to Know Your Students

The best thing about working in a private school is undoubtedly the chance to get to know your students really [...]

July 8th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Football in China: An Upcoming Global Superpower?

Though renowned for topping the medal tables in sports such as gymnastics, badminton and table tennis, China has never been [...]

June 26th, 2018|General|0 Comments

Homestay or Teaching Placement? Choosing What’s Best for You

It’s that time of year again; when our Homestayers and Summer Teachers head to their host cities ready for their [...]

June 14th, 2018|General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

13 Chinese Apps You Need to Download

Apps are changing the way we do everything; from ordering food to finding your car, you can trust them to [...]

June 7th, 2018|General|0 Comments

7 Top Tips for a First-Time ESL Teacher

If you’ve never had any formal teaching experience, stepping into a classroom in China for the first time can be [...]

May 31st, 2018|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Georgia Bellis-Jones: How I Passed HSK 6 in 18 Months

Hi, my name is Georgia, I’m the founder and CEO of Jinyo (英有尽有), and I’m also a TEIC alumna. This [...]

May 28th, 2018|Learning Mandarin, Teacher Interviews|0 Comments

5 Reasons to Work at a Chinese State School

If you're considering applying for a long-term teaching placement in China, you might be wondering which kind of school to [...]

May 12th, 2018|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How Is a Private School Structured?

By Sheree Hooker, private school teacher in Wuhan  The branch of the organisation I worked for was one of the bigger [...]

May 7th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments
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