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 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 [...]

How Safe is China?

March 21st, 2018|

When choosing the best place to live and work, safety is an extremely important factor and something that should not [...]

5 Things I Gained Living with a Chinese Family

March 15th, 2018|

By Lauren Pettit, Homestay Programme participant in Beijing 2017. […]

Owen Littlehales: Teaching, Travelling, and a Taste of the West

March 12th, 2018|

你们好! The past couple of weeks have been a mixed bag in regards to teaching. Some groups have been a [...]

What Teaching in China is Really Like

March 6th, 2018|

If you’ve considered teaching English in China, you’ve probably read articles and reviews presenting it as the ideal graduate job. [...]

Owen Littlehales: Getting to Grips with Teaching

February 28th, 2018|

Finally getting around to writing this – the past few days have been hectic! Since the last post, I’ve found [...]

Otess Gordon: Teaching in Chongqing

February 23rd, 2018|

Interview with Otess Gordon, teacher on our State School Programme in Chongqing, 2017-present What made you decide you wanted to [...]

What You Didn’t Know About Chinese New Year

February 15th, 2018|

Though we’ve all heard of Chinese New Year, the ins and outs of this festival remain a mystery to many [...]

Owen Littlehales: Moving to China

February 12th, 2018|

Hello everyone! I’m one of the teachers who’ll be starting the placement at the end of February. I’ll be based [...]

8 Awesome Activities For Primary ESL Classes

February 8th, 2018|

There’s no doubt that teaching primary school students is extremely rewarding, not to mention great fun. Young learners love fun [...]

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