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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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.

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

My Impression of Cultural Differences in China

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present One of the biggest things you hear about China is just how different it [...]

August 3rd, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Leaving Suzhou: Farewells & Reflections

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 Everyone says time flies when you’re having fun; never has this felt more true. [...]

July 14th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Things to do in and around Suzhou

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present With my mum coming to visit next week for ten days, I’ve been thinking [...]

June 25th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

3 Topics I’ve Covered in the Chinese Classroom

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 – present In this article, I will introduce three topics I have covered in [...]

June 19th, 2019|Teacher Blogs, Teaching in China|0 Comments

Food and the Dining Experience in China

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present Some of the biggest differences that I’ve come across so far during my time [...]

May 12th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

My First Few Weeks in China

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present I have just begun my fourth week living in China (my third week of [...]

May 3rd, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments

Living in Suzhou: My Thoughts so Far

By Tom, State School Teaching Programme in Suzhou, 2019-present I moved to China about a month ago now, and despite [...]

April 18th, 2019|Teacher Blogs|0 Comments