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.



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

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

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

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

8 Chinese Dishes You Should Know About

One of the most common things we hear from people we send out to China is how varied (and delicious) [...]

April 30th, 2018|General|0 Comments

6 Reasons You Should Choose a Smaller Chinese City

If you’re thinking of teaching English in China, Beijing and Shanghai are almost guaranteed to have crossed your mind. Owing [...]

April 17th, 2018|General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

How Safe is China?

When choosing the best place to live and work, safety is an extremely important factor and something that should not [...]

March 21st, 2018|General|0 Comments