Happy Purim—experience cultures with students
At the end of class today, I received a gift made by my Israeli lady, the "Haman ear"(Oznei Haman/Hamantaschen) for Jewish holidays. It turned out that today is "Purim." This is the second year I have received her gift on this holiday of sharing, but it is also the third year that her friends in Israel haven’t been able to received her gift.
I often feel that I’m so blessed to be a Chinese teacher as thinking about all my students with their precious culture, came from such a far place to share it with us. How beautiful and incredible it is!
When people are in abroad, they consciously keep their own culture, just like putting the soil of their hometown around. Learning a language is never just a language. While teaching languages, culture is like a solvent that carries all teaching content, and cultural exchanges have always been the most beautiful teaching scenery. What's more beautiful is that after culture exchanges, we will find that the most beautiful values are invariably existing in various cultures, transcending languages, across races and nationalities.