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.



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And the Award Goes to…

Year after year, our team of former foreign teachers works tirelessly to offer students and graduates from across the UK [...]

December 31st, 2018|General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

Celebrating Christmas in China

Being away from home is never easy, especially at Christmas. As the first 3 months of teaching, settling in and [...]

December 22nd, 2018|General|0 Comments

China’s Online Teaching Market

The Chinese market for native English teachers has grown massively over the past decade, and it shows no sign of [...]

November 27th, 2018|General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

What Halloween is like in China

Though most western festivals aren’t officially recognised and celebrated in China, this doesn’t stop people from enjoying them. Certain major [...]

October 30th, 2018|General|0 Comments