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.



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 [...]

Amaju Ogun: A Year in Zhengzhou

June 23rd, 2017|

Interview with Amaju Ogun, State School teacher in Zhengzhou 2016-17 1. What made you decide that you wanted to apply to Teach English In China? I was initially introduced to Teach English In China through a friend and after doing further research I felt that this would be the right company to go with.  […]

The Advantages of Private School Placements

June 15th, 2017|

Following the launch of our free Private School Programme a couple of weeks ago, we have received several questions about the [...]

Emma Lomax: A Year Teaching in Foshan

June 8th, 2017|

Emma Lomax spent a year living and teaching in Foshan, Guangdong on our State School Teaching Programme 2016-17. Here she speaks about her experience and what’s made her decide to stay another year.


EXCLUSIVE: Shanghai City Guide

June 6th, 2017|

By Ben Pearce After finishing your summer placement you’ll definitely deserve a break, and a chance to let your hair [...]

Teaching in China vs Italy: How do they compare?

May 30th, 2017|

By Amy Ritson, Summer Teacher in Xuzhou, 2011 Almost six years ago, I spent a summer teaching English in Xuzhou, [...]

5 Exciting Shanghai Events You’ll Not Want To Miss

May 18th, 2017|

Everyone’s heard of traditional Chinese festivals like Spring Festival, but few know about the “non-traditional” festivals and events celebrated annually [...]

The Struggle with Names

April 7th, 2017|

By Sarah Easter, long-term teacher in Wuhan (2017-2018) With only having 70 children in total within my school, I set [...]

Katy Pegg: A Year in Shanghai

March 31st, 2017|

Interview with Katy Pegg, State School Teacher in Shanghai 2016-ongoing. What made you decide that you wanted to Teach English In China? [...]