Laura Grace Tarpley

Laura Grace Tarpley

About Laura Grace Tarpley

Laura Grace Tarpley is a freelance writer and English teacher in Shenzhen, China. She enjoys tinkering with crossword puzzles, reading Bill Bryson books, and taking naps on her huge couch. Follow her travels on her Instagram and Twitter. Or you can check out her blog, Let’s Go, Tarpley!

5 Ways to Learn Mandarin Chinese in China

You might think you can cruise through your year in China simply by speaking English and pointing. And you’re right. You can get by this way. But I promise your life will be significantly more difficult if you don’t speak a lick of Mandarin Chinese. My [...]

2019-12-11T03:04:45+00:00December 11th, 2019|Articles, Learning Chinese|0 Comments

How Do I Find an Apartment in China?

Finding a place to live is always a huge undertaking. Throw in a new country and a foreign language, and things just got interesting. The good news is that you’re not alone. People will always be willing to help you. In this piece, I’ll list [...]

2019-12-06T11:04:03+00:00December 6th, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

Let’s Talk Money! The Costs and Rewards of Teaching English in China

Starting a new job is exciting! Especially in a new country. New place, new people, new salary. But moving abroad requires you to spend a little money. How much can you plan to spend and make as an English teacher in China? Let’s address some of [...]

2019-11-13T06:46:27+00:00November 13th, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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