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.



What you should consider before teaching in China

December 8th, 2019|

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

How to prepare for the Beijing TEFL Training Camp

November 24th, 2019|

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

My Tips for Travelling During Golden Week

November 17th, 2019|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 Around 1 month into the school year there is a 1-week [...]

How to Prepare for your First Lesson in China

November 10th, 2019|

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

Adjusting to My New Life in China

November 3rd, 2019|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 A couple of months have passed now since I arrived in [...]

What is the Gaokao

October 27th, 2019|

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

The Hidden Truth About Teaching Abroad After Graduating

October 12th, 2019|

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 On August 11th, I left my home town Maidenhead, a small market town [...]

A School Trip to the Amusement Park

September 18th, 2019|

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 I’m sure if you ask anyone about their most memorable moments of primary [...]

Chinese National Holidays (aka days off)

September 11th, 2019|

The Chinese workplace is notorious for offering workers an astonishingly low number of annual leave days. Fortunately, this isn’t the [...]

Setting off on my Chinese adventure

September 7th, 2019|

Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 - 2020 The day had finally come when I was to leave for China [...]

How to Deal with Cultural Differences in China

August 28th, 2019|

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 Although moving to another country is fun, exciting and exhilarating, the lifestyle transformation [...]

How to get off to a good start teaching in China

August 21st, 2019|

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