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.



5 Reasons Mandarin Isn’t As Hard As You Think

December 5th, 2017|

Widely regarded as one of the world’s toughest languages to learn, Mandarin is considered by many as impossible. Anyone who’s [...]

5 Simple Steps to Successfully Teaching Chinese Students

November 30th, 2017|

Teaching a new class is always a daunting prospect, even for the most experienced of teachers. As you try to [...]

What the New Chinese Work Visa Requirements Mean For You

November 28th, 2017|

2017 has been a year of change concerning Chinese work visa requirements for foreigners. This April saw the introduction of [...]

What You Need to Know About Chinese Teaching Methods

November 20th, 2017|

If you know anyone who’s visited China, you’re likely to have heard a common list of bizarre cultural disparities. Things [...]

The Ultimate Guide to The HSK Exam

November 7th, 2017|

What is the HSK Exam? The Hànyǔ Shuǐpíng Kǎoshì (Chinese Proficiency Test) is China’s standardised testing system of Chinese proficiency [...]

Learning Mandarin in China

November 7th, 2017|

Daunting is likely a word that comes to mind when you think about the prospect of learning Mandarin. We can’t [...]

How to Send Money Home From China

October 27th, 2017|

Since most Chinese schools offer foreign teachers generous salaries, you’re likely to have some RMB leftover when your contract ends. [...]

How to Buy Train Tickets in China

October 16th, 2017|

October 1st marked one of China’s busiest periods for travel, as millions used the week-long national holiday to travel. China’s [...]

Nicole Chenjera: 3 Years In China

September 5th, 2017|

By Nicolle Chenjera, (State School Teacher in Shanghai, 2015-ongoing) 3 years ago! I simply typed in, ‘TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA’. That was my single step to an unforeseen thousand mile journey! […]

Janice Okekumatalor: A Summer in Huzhou

August 10th, 2017|

Interview with Janice Okekumatalor, Summer teacher in Huzhou 2017 What made you decide that you wanted to Teach English In China? There is something incredibly influential about the nature of teaching. And to me, that is the notion of passing down wisdom to younger years. […]

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Using the Shanghai Metro: The Ultimate Guide

August 10th, 2017|

Before commencing my teaching experience in the small town of Nanxun Huzhou, Zhejiang Province, I spent some time in Shanghai. This was my second visit to China and to Shanghai. […]

How Teaching In China Changed My Life

July 11th, 2017|

Hi, my name is Dave and this week marks my 5th year living and teaching in China. The past 5 [...]