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 Overcome Homesickness in China

March 13th, 2019|

Homesickness. A definition does not quite do it justice. Grammatically speaking, the Oxford dictionary defines it as “experiencing a longing [...]

How to Make the Most of your Time in China

February 13th, 2019|

Living and working abroad is an exciting, if not a little nerve-wracking experience. Once you’ve successfully burst your way out [...]

Christmas, New Year and Winning an Award

January 19th, 2019|

By Erin Nyland, teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 It’s been a busy but especially memorable lead up to 2018. It’s strange [...]

Top 9 Chinese Vegetarian Dishes

January 3rd, 2019|

For many vegetarians planning a trip to China, getting by on a no-meat diet whilst being able to enjoy the [...]

And the Award Goes to…

December 31st, 2018|

Year after year, our team of former foreign teachers works tirelessly to offer students and graduates from across the UK [...]

Celebrating Christmas in China

December 22nd, 2018|

Being away from home is never easy, especially at Christmas. As the first 3 months of teaching, settling in and [...]

Nicole Comer: My First Month in China

December 12th, 2018|

By Nicole Comer, Primary School TEFL Training teacher, Beijing 2018/19 My name is Nicole Comer, and I am a primary [...]

China’s Online Teaching Market

November 27th, 2018|

The Chinese market for native English teachers has grown massively over the past decade, and it shows no sign of [...]

What 3 Months Living in China has Taught me

November 18th, 2018|

By Erin Nyland, Teacher in Shanghai 2018-19 I have been living in China for 3 months now, which means that [...]

Georgia Bellis-Jones: How Learning Chinese Has Changed My Life

November 2nd, 2018|

Hi, my name is Georgie! If you’ve read my previous blog piece I wrote for Teach English In China about [...]

What Halloween is like in China

October 30th, 2018|

Though most western festivals aren’t officially recognised and celebrated in China, this doesn’t stop people from enjoying them. Certain major [...]

Beijing Summer Camp: A First-Hand Account

October 21st, 2018|

Erin is taking part in our TEFL Training Programme 2018-19. 2 months in to her time teaching in Shanghai, she [...]