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.



Getting to know your Colleagues in China

August 20th, 2018|

One of the things that scared me the most about moving to China was not travelling or teaching related at [...]

Life As A Musician in Shanghai

July 18th, 2018|

By Ben, Long-term teacher in Shanghai 2017-present Having been an active and gigging musician in the U.K for many years, [...]

Getting to Know Your Students

July 8th, 2018|

The best thing about working in a private school is undoubtedly the chance to get to know your students really [...]

Football in China: An Upcoming Global Superpower?

June 26th, 2018|

Though renowned for topping the medal tables in sports such as gymnastics, badminton and table tennis, China has never been [...]

Homestay or Teaching Placement? Choosing What’s Best for You

June 14th, 2018|

It’s that time of year again; when our Homestayers and Summer Teachers head to their host cities ready for their [...]

13 Chinese Apps You Need to Download

June 7th, 2018|

Apps are changing the way we do everything; from ordering food to finding your car, you can trust them to [...]

7 Top Tips for a First-Time ESL Teacher

May 31st, 2018|

If you’ve never had any formal teaching experience, stepping into a classroom in China for the first time can be [...]

Georgia Bellis-Jones: How I Passed HSK 6 in 18 Months

May 28th, 2018|

Hi, my name is Georgia, I’m the founder and CEO of Jinyo (英有尽有), and I’m also a TEIC alumna. This [...]

5 Reasons to Work at a Chinese State School

May 12th, 2018|

If you're considering applying for a long-term teaching placement in China, you might be wondering which kind of school to [...]

How Is a Private School Structured?

May 7th, 2018|

By Sheree Hooker, private school teacher in Wuhan  The branch of the organisation I worked for was one of the bigger [...]

Owen Littlehales: Hosting an English Festival

May 1st, 2018|

Hello everyone, A couple of weeks ago I was asked to host the English festival for the Primary School. This [...]

8 Chinese Dishes You Should Know About

April 30th, 2018|

One of the most common things we hear from people we send out to China is how varied (and delicious) [...]