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Halloween in Shenyang

Students at Shenyang Normal University learned about American Halloween traditions the scary way, experiencing a haunted house first-hand.

English Language Fellow Janet Raskin led a Halloween-focused lesson on American culture, including texts on the history of Halloween, Halloween-themed crossword puzzles, and Halloween treats.

Raskin had also worked with her students, who were all majors in the Teaching and English Interpretation and Translation programs, to create a haunted classroom, complete with spiders, witch’s eyes (peeled grapes), and monster guts (cold, wet noodles). Students also made masks and carved jack-o’-lanterns.

The entire event was in English, and the students had a great time learning about the scariest American holiday.

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