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.



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 [...]

5 Best Weekend Trips from Shanghai

May 9th, 2019|

The spring is well and truly upon us here in Shanghai, and it’s got us in the holiday mood. The [...]

My First Few Weeks in China

May 3rd, 2019|

By Amy Penny, Teacher in Suzhou, 2019-Present I have just begun my fourth week living in China (my third week of [...]

How to Set Up a Bank Account in China

April 29th, 2019|

One of the first things you’ll want to do when you arrive in China to work or study is set [...]

Living in Suzhou: My Thoughts so Far

April 18th, 2019|

By Tom, State School Teaching Programme in Suzhou, 2019-present I moved to China about a month ago now, and despite [...]

Applying for a Certificate of No Criminal Convictions in China

April 17th, 2019|

If you are abroad for an extended period of time before returning home to work, your next employer is likely [...]

My Homestay Experience in Shanghai

April 11th, 2019|

By Rhiannon Parnell, Homestay Programme Participant in Shanghai, 2018  I recently spent 2 months in Jiading – a suburb of [...]

Using Your ESL Teaching Experience to Get a Job

April 3rd, 2019|

Some people do it to gain teaching experience, some for a productive gap year, others to explore the world. But [...]