Month: June 2013

  • An English Lesson Gone Bad

    In addition to teaching guitar and some basketball, I am also teaching some English in China right now. To keep the English lessons fun, I often buy new English kid’s books from a local Chinese bookstore. While most of the books are very good, I’ve noticed not all of them use proper grammar all the time. In fact, I think some of them use Google Translate sometimes.

    Last week, when reading a new book with a student, I realized I need to start “screening” kid’s books. Basically the book was a funny kid’s book about where to throw a booger. Yet in one line, the book called boogers “nose shit”! Unfortunately, my student ended up loving this book more than any other book, and her parents even asked me if she could borrow it!