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 Mandarin with FluentU

It’s no secret that learning the local language makes your time in China more fulfilling. By speaking Mandarin, you can make native friends who teach you about the culture. You can order all the delicious (and weird) food you want in restaurants. And you can travel [...]

2019-12-18T07:19:07+00:00December 18th, 2019|Articles, Learning Chinese|0 Comments

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
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