Mike's Blog

  • Win a lesson with Chinese with Mike!

    Greetings! How would you like to win a lesson with me teaching you Chinese with Mike, via Skype? All you have to do is go to my Facebook or Twitter page (@chinesewithmike) and comment on my post about winning a lesson with me, saying why you want to learn Chinese. Simple! One person will then be selected at random from the entries and then we will get in touch with you to arrange a time and discuss the content of the lesson. The competition is open from 4th to 15th May and full terms and conditions are below. 

  • Guest student blog: When Chinese culture meets language

    This week I'm pleased to introduce Selene, a student of Chinese who kindly wrote a blog post on her experience of learning Chinese and being in China. There are some great tips here and some interesting facts about Chinese characters! 


  • Chinese with Mike flashcards out now!

    Following my last blog post, I’m pleased to announce that the new Chinese with Mike flashcards with Written Chinese are now available for you to use! Call it a Happy Chinese New Year gift from me. 

  • Chinese New Year

    What are you doing to celebrate Chinese New Year this weekend? Spending time with family? Eating good food? Doing some extra Chinese with Mike practice? 

  • New Chinese with Mike flashcards coming soon!

    Hi folks, welcome back to Chinese with Mike! I’ve been away for a while working on some new projects and I’m delighted to tell you about my brand new vocabulary flashcards which are available on an app for you later in January 2017!

  • Welcome to my garage, and welcome to Chinese with Mike

    My name is Mike Lǎoshī (Teacher Mike) and I’m ready to dazzle you with my unparalleled ability to make learning Chinese fun and easy. Sorry if that sounds immodest—I’m just repeating what everybody else says.

  • An introduction to me

    When not rocking out in my garage, I’m a professor of English and Mandarin Chinese in Chicago at Joliet Junior College, where I’ve taught since 2005. My teaching career began in China where I taught English to children and adults while studying Chinese.