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.



Each year one of our long-term teachers posts a regular blog about their experience living and teaching in their city. Stay up to date with our bloggers here, or head over to the Teacher Interviews page to find out more about participants from our other programmes.

Christmas, New Year and Winning an Award

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 It’s been a busy but especially memorable lead up to 2018. It’s strange [...]

January 19th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Nicole Comer: My First Month in China

By Nicole Comer, Primary School TEFL Training teacher, Beijing 2018/19 My name is Nicole Comer, and I am a primary [...]

December 12th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

What 3 Months Living in China has Taught me

By Erin Nyland, Teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 I have been living in China for 3 months now, which means that [...]

November 18th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Erin Nyland: From Maidenhead to the Middle Kingdom

Hello everyone! My name is Erin Nyland, I am a 2018 graduate, and I am going to be an English [...]

August 30th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|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

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

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

Owen Littlehales: Hosting an English Festival

Hello everyone, A couple of weeks ago I was asked to host the English festival for the Primary School. This [...]

May 1st, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Private School Accommodation: What’s it Like?

By Sheree Hooker, private school teacher in Wuhan My flight into Wuhan landed in the early hours of the morning [...]

April 25th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Owen Littlehales: Settling into Shanghai

你们好! Life in China has been great so far, and fairly random at times. For example, I’ve enjoyed a lot [...]

April 3rd, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Owen Littlehales: Teaching, Travelling, and a Taste of the West

你们好! The past couple of weeks have been a mixed bag in regards to teaching. Some groups have been a [...]

March 12th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Owen Littlehales: Getting to Grips with Teaching

Finally getting around to writing this – the past few days have been hectic! Since the last post, I’ve found [...]

February 28th, 2018|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments
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