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 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 [...]

Why Going to the Gym was the Best Thing I did in China

August 7th, 2019|

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 They say everything happens for a reason: everything you do in life will [...]

My Impression of Cultural Differences in China

August 3rd, 2019|

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present One of the biggest things you hear about China is just how different it [...]

A Guide to China’s Different School Types

July 24th, 2019|

China is home to one of the largest, most competitive education systems in the world. With a population of 1.3 [...]

Leaving Suzhou: Farewells & Reflections

July 14th, 2019|

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 Everyone says time flies when you’re having fun; never has this felt more true. [...]

Going Crazy Over Rubbish: Shanghai’s New Waste Rules

July 6th, 2019|

Rubbish. That’s the word on everyone’s lips at the moment in Shanghai, where a new waste management scheme has been [...]

Things to do in and around Suzhou

June 25th, 2019|

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present With my mum coming to visit next week for ten days, I’ve been thinking [...]