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.



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 [...]

Escaping the Cold Chinese Winter

December 14th, 2019|

By Shawn Wright, Teacher in Nanjing 2019 – 2020 The first trip after Golden Week was a weekend getaway to [...]

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 [...]