Learning Halloween

Halloween is a U.S. specific holiday, so it’s an important day for English classes abroad. I had the opportunity to spend the holiday in Argentina with my cousin who teaches English. The students were stoked to dress up and eat candy, although a lot of them discarded their masks during class. They learned vocabulary such as “witch,” “ghost,” “pumpkin,” “monster,” “skeleton” and how to trick-or-treat. Even though it was my first Halloween not dressing up (and I love dressing up) I had fun helping the children learn English and taking pictures of the holiday during class.

English students play "Boo," a Halloween-themed game similar to Redlight, Greenlight on Oct. 31, 2013. Dora Nuss-Warren teaches students English in small private classes out of her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

English students play “Boo,” a Halloween-themed game similar to Redlight, Greenlight on Oct. 31, 2013. Dora Nuss-Warren teaches students English in small private classes out of her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren helps her English students create Halloween-themed words in small private classes out of her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren helps her English students create Halloween-themed words in small private classes out of her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren hands out treats to her English students as they practice Trick-or-treating during class on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren hands out treats to her English students as they practice Trick-or-treating during class on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren helps her student find Halloween-themed words in a word search during a small private classe out of her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren helps her student find Halloween-themed words in a word search during a small private classe out of her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren tells a scary story during an English class at her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren tells a scary story during an English class at her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina on Oct. 31, 2013. Halloween is an important holiday for English students because it is not a celebrated holiday in Argentina.

Dora Nuss-Warren makes pizza at her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina. Her home also serves as a DVD Rental shop and an English classroom.

Dora Nuss-Warren makes pizza at her home in Los Antiguos, Argentina. Her home also serves as a DVD Rental shop and an English classroom.

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