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.



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) [...]

Private School Accommodation: What’s it Like?

April 25th, 2018|

By Sheree Hooker, private school teacher in Wuhan My flight into Wuhan landed in the early hours of the morning [...]

Georgia Bellis-Jones: From Teacher to Entrepreneur

April 23rd, 2018|

Hi! My name is Georgia, I’m the founder and CEO of Jinyo (英有尽有), and I’m also a Teach English In [...]

6 Reasons You Should Choose a Smaller Chinese City

April 17th, 2018|

If you’re thinking of teaching English in China, Beijing and Shanghai are almost guaranteed to have crossed your mind. Owing [...]

How to Deal with Bad Behaviour

April 5th, 2018|

Picture this: you’ve planned your best lesson yet, and you’re confident your students will go crazy for it. They love [...]

Owen Littlehales: Settling into Shanghai

April 3rd, 2018|

你们好! Life in China has been great so far, and fairly random at times. For example, I’ve enjoyed a lot [...]

Supriya: Homestay in Beijing

March 26th, 2018|

Interview with Supriya, participant in our Homestay Programme in Beijing, 2017 What made you decide you wanted to take part [...]