Lost in Translation: American Halloween
Wieck, Cornelia M., The Christian Science Monitor
As Halloween approaches, I am once again haunted by the cultural ghosts I accidentally released in China.
The school year had begun at Jiangxi Normal University, where I was teaching English to 40 Chinese English teachers from rural secondary schools. The teachers were eager to learn, knowing that the intensive one-year language study would increase their English skills and introduce them to new teaching methodology.
But soon, October arrived. The damp, autumn chill invaded our unheated classroom and everyone's spirits plummeted. Cheerfulness was replaced by the homesickness of men and women, far from family and friends. Even I felt the tug of loneliness. I began …
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Publication information: Article title: Lost in Translation: American Halloween. Contributors: Wieck, Cornelia M. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: October 27, 1997. Page number: 13. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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