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.



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

5 Great End of Term ESL Review Games

As the end of the school year nears and exam season creeps up, energy levels and enthusiasm among your student [...]

May 26th, 2019|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Using Your ESL Teaching Experience to Get a Job

Some people do it to gain teaching experience, some for a productive gap year, others to explore the world. But [...]

April 3rd, 2019|Careers, General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

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

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

Beijing Summer Camp: A First-Hand Account

Erin is taking part in our TEFL Training Programme 2018-19. 2 months in to her time teaching in Shanghai, she [...]

October 21st, 2018|Teaching in China|0 Comments

5 Unique Destinations to Teach English in China

Let’s face it. If you’ve ever considered teaching English in China, Beijing and Shanghai are sure to have crossed your [...]

October 16th, 2018|Teaching in China|0 Comments

A Day in the Life of a Summer Teacher Part 2

By Samantha Kent, Summer Teacher in Xuzhou 2018 Samantha took part in the 2018 Xuzhou Summer Teaching Placement. Here she [...]

October 8th, 2018|Teacher Interviews, Teaching in China|0 Comments