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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The End of My First Year Teaching in China

June 22nd, 2020|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 With the end of the school year looming, it’s been a [...]

Life After Lockdown in Nanjing

May 25th, 2020|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 It’s been around 6 weeks since I was released from quarantine. [...]

What A 14-Day Quarantine in China Was Like

April 26th, 2020|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 My experience of mandatory quarantine in China wasn’t nearly as bad [...]

Essential apps for your time in China

March 27th, 2020|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 As I’m sure you may well know, all of the schools [...]

How to Build a Rapport with your Students

March 16th, 2020|

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

The Run Up to Chinese New Year

March 10th, 2020|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 Everyone’s favourite period of the Chinese school year was here, Spring [...]

How Did Moving to China Impact my Future? What’s Next?

February 25th, 2020|

By Jessie, teacher on our Private School Teaching Program in Fuzhou, 2017-onwards Often times both before and during my trip [...]

Reviewing Chinese Literature: The Good Earth, Pearl Buck

February 8th, 2020|

By Sean Harris, Long-term Private School Teacher 2020 Private School Teacher Sean has been preparing for his teaching placement by [...]

Overcoming Common Grammar Mistakes your Chinese Students Make

January 25th, 2020|

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

Have Yourself a Merry Chinese Christmas

January 18th, 2020|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Nanjing. Almost [...]

Staying Busy in Xiamen

January 8th, 2020|

Eight weeks ago to the day, I arrived in Xiamen. That said, it has absolutely flown by. I have been [...]

Why Do the Chinese Give Apples Around Christmas?

December 22nd, 2019|

Christmas is not typically celebrated in China, since only a small percentage of the population are Christians. That said, no [...]