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!

6 Reasons to Learn Chinese in China

Learning a foreign language is difficult. Especially a tongue like Mandarin, which is drastically different from English. Sure, you can get through your year in China by pointing, grunting, and miming to communicate. But why would you do that when you could throw yourself into learning Chinese and make [...]

2019-10-16T09:41:45+00:00October 16th, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments

Advice from 4 Expats Teaching in China

When preparing to teach English in China, you’ll probably take all the advice you can get! You might read tons of travel blogs, including the one right here on GoldStar’s website. But plenty of people who aren’t writers have advice to give upcoming expats. I asked four teachers I knew [...]

2019-10-02T09:16:49+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

4 Ways Moving to China Changed My Life

You can’t move to a foreign country without it changing your life. My world wasn’t just different while I was in China. It was permanently altered. I left the country with new experiences, friends, and perspectives. Here are four ways living in China transformed me … for the [...]

2019-09-26T02:16:53+00:00September 26th, 2019|Articles, Life in China|0 Comments
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