I have started teaching English again. It's only one night a week, but it's a two hour class. Which means a lot of prep. Every day it seems I'm doing something for it.
I'm REALLY loving it though.
It's nice to dust off my dress pants, get dressed up, leave the house, use my ol' noggin, and earn some money. It's such a win-win!
I'm especially loving my new clients. They are in China, so I already have a lot of love for them since my first experience teaching English was to Chinese students.
And the best part is that they are college-age, so they are pretty well spoken. I don't like teaching lower levels. It can be exhausting always trying to guess what they are saying and using hand actions and only hearing lots of "yes" or "no" replies.
Probably my favorite part of teaching Chinese students (living in China, via the internet) is learnign about different cultures and viewpoints. It's so fascinating!
The lesson topic last week was on cooking. Since they aren't allowed to have social media in China, I was screen sharing pinterest and explaining to them how many people cook and get recipes off this popular US site. I asked them to pick a picture they thought looked good and we would read the recipe together.
I heard them laughing a little and talking in Chinese as they pointed to this sweet potato pie casserole.
When I asked them why they picked it they said quote: "It looks disgusting".
|Actual photo they picked. I don't blame them, this photo isn't the best.|
I had to try pretty hard not to laugh. They had never heard of the vegetable sweet potato and I couldn't convince them it actually tastes good. Which is fair, since I wouldn't eat half the stuff I encountered in China.
Then when they saw it had butter they told me they think it's "fattening".
I will definitely never eat sweet potato pie casserole and not think of them.
Thank goodness God didn't make us all similar. It would be wayyy too boring!
I look forward to other adventures and learning experiences. So grateful for this fun outlet that happens to pay me.