Are you learning Mandarin? Check out our Top Tips to help you with your Mandarin studies, as well as some recommendations on ways to enjoy the language and culture here in London. 


Happy Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and we’re looking forward to seeing in the Year of the Pig on the 5th of February. London is home to the biggest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia, with the main event taking place in and around Trafalgar Square and China Town on the 10th of February. From the annual New Year’s Parade to stage performances of Chinese music and dance, this is a celebration not to be missed!

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Celebrate the Year of the Pig

It may not be the obvious choice during this cold snap of weather, but Soft Serve Society in Shoreditch have developed special piggy ice creams to celebrate Chinese New Year. They are available until the 17th of February so grab one while you can!

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Bring a Friend!

To continue with the New Year celebrations we are offering a special 20% discount to existing students off your next Mandarin course. Book by February the 10th using code NewYear20. And it doesn’t stop there! Refer a friend to our Mandarin classes at IH London and they too will receive a Chinese New Year special offer of 20% off their course with promo code Chinese20 if they book by the 20th of February.

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Chineasy Tiles

Want to learn some basic Mandarin characters? Why not treat yourself to the Chineasy Tiles game! It’s a a box of over 20 games designed to help students of all ages learn Mandarin in a fun and easy way. Take a look at the video to find out more.


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BFI Documentary

Sunday 3rd and Saturday 9th of February, BFI Southbank is showing a documentary by Michelangelo Antonini filmed in 1970s China, capturing both city and rural life in the country. A great opportunity to learn about the history of this vast country and an interesting, alternative way to spend a weekend afternoon.

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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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