Studying Mandarin? Here are our latest Top Tips to help you with your studies, as well as some recommendations on ways to enjoy the Mandarin language and Chinese culture here in London. 


Traditional Chinese Heritage on Show

This April, Shen Yun will be coming to London! The show is an incredible showcase of traditional Chinese arts and classical dance, and is a feast for the eyes. See ancient Chinese legends brought to life through movement, costumes and music. Book tickets online now!

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Chinese Movie Night

On Wednesday 20th March, St. Mary’s University’s Confucius Institute will be showing the recent Chinese hit, Our Shining Days. The film tells the story of Chen Jing, a high school student who loves traditional folk music, and attempts to put together a band to compete in the battle of the bands. The movie will be screened in Mandarin, with English subtitles. It’s free to attend, just register online. 

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Northern Chinese Street Food

Our recommended foodie-place right now is BaoziInn, specialising in street food from Northern China, but with a Sichuan & Hunan twist – think homely food with a fiery kick! Favorites include the dan dan noodles, sea bream in chillies and jiaozi dumplings – yum!

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Chinese Resources

Looking for extra resources to self-study at home? Try Chinese Class 101. This handy website has a good range of grammar and vocabulary activities, with videos to help you along as well. From Chinese character revision to language explained in context this is a great hub for materials and exercises.

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Mandarin Reading Materials

Don’t forget, IH London students receive 10% off at The European Bookshop. The store has a wide range of options for all levels, from self-study books to easy-readers and popular novels. Whether you’re at beginner level or nearly fluent, the store has something for you! 

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Take a look at our upcoming Mandarin courses at IH London.

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