Author Archive | Laura Tarpley

Just Press Play! 12 Chinese Movies with English Subtitles


Watch movies to learn Chinese, they said.

It’ll be fun, they said.

But if you aren’t already proficient in the language, watching Chinese movies is just plain overwhelming.

It’s a tricky language! How are you supposed to follow along …

Don’t Break the Bank! 7 Ways to Learn Chinese for Free (Resources Included)


College Chinese courses.

One-on-one tutors.

Chinese textbooks.

I won’t lie—these are all fantastic resources for learning Chinese.

But they all come with one major drawback: They can be expensive.

We often equate higher costs with higher …

How to Learn the Chinese Language in 8 Practical Steps


Okay, so there’s pinyin and characters.

That’s pretty simple, right?

Wait. When learning Chinese characters, you can either learn simplified or traditional characters. Or both.

There are also four tones. But also a neutral tone. So… are there …