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.



Don’t Forget to Breathe

By James Prescott-Kerr When you’re abroad and know you have limited time in your new destination, you may feel pressured [...]

April 1st, 2021|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to Bounce Back from a Bad Lesson

By Oscar Meyrick, teacher in Xuzhou (2017-2019) So, you’ve just had a bad lesson. Maybe your students were distracted and naughty, perhaps they were half asleep and there wasn’t any energy, or maybe you just couldn’t get them to understand the material. […]

February 26th, 2021|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Teacher Black: My Year in China, by James-Prescott Kerr

When @jamesprescottkerr packed his bags and headed to Changzhou in 2015, he had no idea his adventure would later become [...]

February 24th, 2021|Teacher Interviews, Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to Build a Rapport with your Students

Natasha Lock, State School Teacher in Suzhou It’s true what they say, first impressions are everything. And even more so [...]

March 16th, 2020|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Overcoming Common Grammar Mistakes your Chinese Students Make

Any ESL teacher will be very familiar with common difficulties their students face when learning the English language. Despite having [...]

January 25th, 2020|Teaching in China|0 Comments

What you should consider before teaching in China

When it comes to choosing your teaching placement in China, it’s important you get it right. Though with a wealth [...]

December 8th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to prepare for the Beijing TEFL Training Camp

By Amy Warmington, teacher in Beijing 2017/2018 Hi, my name is Amy and I was a foreign language teacher in [...]

November 24th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to Prepare for your First Lesson in China

As former foreign teachers, we know that moving to China and starting a new role can be nerve wracking. But [...]

November 10th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

What is the Gaokao

China’s notoriously difficult College Entrance Exam has made international headlines in recent years owing to its brain-scrambling difficulty and the [...]

October 27th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to get off to a good start teaching in China

It’s that time of year again! Our TEFL Training teachers are well underway with the summer camp in Beijing, where [...]

August 21st, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

A Guide to China’s Different School Types

China is home to one of the largest, most competitive education systems in the world. With a population of 1.3 [...]

July 24th, 2019|Teaching in China|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