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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Essential apps for your time in China

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 As I’m sure you may well know, all of the schools [...]

March 27th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

The Run Up to Chinese New Year

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 Everyone’s favourite period of the Chinese school year was here, Spring [...]

March 10th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How Did Moving to China Impact my Future? What’s Next?

By Jessie, teacher on our Private School Teaching Program in Fuzhou, 2017-onwards Often times both before and during my trip [...]

February 25th, 2020|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Have Yourself a Merry Chinese Christmas

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nanjing. Almost [...]

January 18th, 2020|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Staying Busy in Xiamen

Eight weeks ago to the day, I arrived in Xiamen. That said, it has absolutely flown by. I have been [...]

January 8th, 2020|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Escaping the Cold Chinese Winter

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 The first trip after Golden Week was a weekend getaway to [...]

December 14th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Adjusting to My New Life in China

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 A couple of months have passed now since I arrived in [...]

November 3rd, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

The Hidden Truth About Teaching Abroad After Graduating

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 On August 11th, I left my home town Maidenhead, a small market town [...]

October 12th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

A School Trip to the Amusement Park

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 I’m sure if you ask anyone about their most memorable moments of primary [...]

September 18th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Setting off on my Chinese adventure

Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 - 2020 The day had finally come when I was to leave for China [...]

September 7th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

How to Deal with Cultural Differences in China

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 Although moving to another country is fun, exciting and exhilarating, the lifestyle transformation [...]

August 28th, 2019|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Why Going to the Gym was the Best Thing I did in China

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 They say everything happens for a reason: everything you do in life will [...]

August 7th, 2019|General, Teacher Blogs|0 Comments