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.



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 [...]

3 Topics I’ve Covered in the Chinese Classroom

June 19th, 2019|

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 – present In this article, I will introduce three topics I have covered in [...]

What Is Dragon Boat Festival?

June 8th, 2019|

Dragon Boat Festival, known in Chinese as 端(duān)午(wǔ)节(jié) is a traditional holiday that happens yearly to commemorate the life and [...]

What I Get Asked As a Teacher in China

June 1st, 2019|

By Natasha Lock, State school teacher in Suzhou, 2019 - present   "How is teaching? Do you enjoy it?" Teaching [...]

5 Great End of Term ESL Review Games

May 26th, 2019|

As the end of the school year nears and exam season creeps up, energy levels and enthusiasm among your student [...]

Food and the Dining Experience in China

May 12th, 2019|

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present Some of the biggest differences that I’ve come across so far during my time [...]