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.



6 Top Tips for Motivating Chinese Students

Foreign teachers are employed in China to bring fun into the classroom and introduce a new method of teaching. Games, [...]

January 12th, 2018|Teaching in China|0 Comments

How to Teach Christmas in the Chinese Classroom

Any ESL teacher knows that teaching English as a foreign language is about more than just vocabulary, grammar and sentence [...]

December 21st, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Why Teaching in China Tops Being a Tourist

Teaching abroad and travelling are popular choices among people who have finished university, but aren’t quite ready to enter the [...]

December 8th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

5 Simple Steps to Successfully Teaching Chinese Students

Teaching a new class is always a daunting prospect, even for the most experienced of teachers. As you try to [...]

November 30th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

What You Need to Know About Chinese Teaching Methods

If you know anyone who’s visited China, you’re likely to have heard a common list of bizarre cultural disparities. Things [...]

November 20th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

Teaching in China vs Italy: How do they compare?

By Amy Ritson, Summer Teacher in Xuzhou, 2011 Almost six years ago, I spent a summer teaching English in Xuzhou, [...]

May 30th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

The Struggle with Names

By Sarah Easter, long-term teacher in Wuhan (2017-2018) With only having 70 children in total within my school, I set [...]

April 7th, 2017|Teaching in China|0 Comments

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