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more on microseasons

I started mentioning what microseason we were in for my classes at the jail, and the students are really into it. On Tuesday we entered "First Cherry Blossoms" (... we're not quite in sync, here in New England), and on Thursday they wanted to know what the new one was. "We're still in 'First Cherry Blossoms,'" I had to tell them, "But we'll be in a new one on Monday." (I teach Mon-Thurs).

Students in class know bits of different languages, and it's fun to have them share--Spanish, of course, but one woman has French-Canadian grandparents and speaks Quebecois French, and another student went to a high school that offered Chinese--so yeah, it's fun having people get excited about what they know and can share.

This entry was originally posted at https://asakiyume.dreamwidth.org/909218.html. Comments are welcome at either location.

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yamamanama
Mar. 31st, 2019 04:15 am (UTC)
I took Mandarin Chinese when I was in high school.

I don't speak French but I do have French-Canadian ancestry. Acadian French, I've heard, is incomprehensible even to Quebecois.
asakiyume
Mar. 31st, 2019 01:40 pm (UTC)
You're like an amalgam of my students--hopefully minus the alleged crimes :-)
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