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.



Tattoos in China: Dispelling the Myth

There's a common myth that having visible tattoos in China and working as a foreign teacher is a big no. [...]

March 24th, 2017|General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

Teaching in China vs South Africa: How do they compare?

Many of our teachers go on to do other exciting work experience, whether it's in the UK or abroad. Natasha [...]

March 10th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Why Teaching Abroad Was The Best Decision I Made

Everyone knows the stereotype of young adults deciding to drop everything and run away to ‘find themselves’. I’m not writing [...]

March 6th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

What should I expect when working in downtown Shanghai?

By Sophie Musson, Teacher in downtown Shanghai […]

January 6th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Suburbs or City? Choosing a Placement You’ll Love

By Sabrina Samra, Teacher in Shanghai (2014-ongoing) […]

November 21st, 2016|General, Teaching in China|0 Comments

Adapting to work in a Chinese Kindergarten

By Fabienne King (Teacher in Suzhou 2015-2016) […]

August 17th, 2016|Teaching in China|0 Comments

An Informative Guide to Teaching at a Chinese University

By Jennifer Roman, Teacher in Wuhan […]

May 31st, 2016|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Staying in China for a second year

Contracts on our long-term paid teaching programme are for 10-12 months. After that you are free to extend the contract, [...]

February 18th, 2016|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Teaching in Shanghai: should I live in the suburbs or downtown?

By Sabrina Samra, teacher in Shanghai (2015-ongoing) So when I signed up to teach English in China, I didn’t really have any clue about the area I’d be in, in China. It’s difficult really, because it’s a completely new culture, country and part of the world. […]

November 27th, 2015|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Tips and thoughts on summer teaching in china

by ARIELLE BEAN (summer teacher in Shaoxing in the summer of 2012)   I’m the type of person who exhaustively [...]

November 7th, 2015|Teaching in China|0 Comments

The Chinese workplace

The Chinese workplace and cultural differences by Will Hutchinson. Will started work in Shenzhen in August 2014 and is about to complete his long-term contract. […]

May 19th, 2015|Teaching in China|0 Comments