Thursday, September 18, 2014

September 9: 1 Book

38. Kosher Chinese: Living, Teaching, and Eating with China's Other Billion by Michael Levy

* NOTE: The next5 20 or so entries are going to be pretty short, because I got behind in typing them -- even though, for, the most part, I have been able to keep up with my intended volume of reading each day for this challenge...

Because I am interested in all things Chinese, I will be reading a lot of China-related books in the near future, and most likely for the remainder of this blog challenge. For those of you who do not know, I have been studying spoken Cantonese Chinese for almost 5 years and spoken Mandarin for 2 years. I am very conversational in the first and able to get by in the second in most tourist situations.

I loved this book. I have often thought of teaching English in China for 6 months to a year (the shortest commitment I've heard of is 5 months, which 2 guys told me about in Tiananmen Square earlier this year when I was visiting Beijing. I was very inspired by this book, and may explore the possibility of teaching in China once I finish my ESL certification, hopefully before the end of the year, which I intend to get in order to supplement my income here in NYC, by teaching English on the side to the local Cantonese and Mandarin speaking Chinatown population.

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