MRS. COW LE Y’S JOURNEY MinJoon Jeon MRS.COWLEY WHEN SHE WAS 10 YEARS OLD “It was shocking, English of course, and now after the particularly loved living in Shanghai, she great effort, she could understand the made many colleagues, occasionally, sheevery Chinese people kind Chinese. even preferred living in Shanghai thanof stared at me, it was really Mrs. Cowley is an English teacher she Canada.strange back then” had been to many countries such as In Shanghai, she had ﬁrst teaching France, Mexico, she ﬂew to from experience in local Chinese school: “Mr.s Cowley described her ﬁrst Canada to China in 2006, it has been 5 Everything was different, the students,impression like this when she ﬁrst years now since she moved to this teaching style...” She described. Whenlanded in China after the 13 hours of ‘unfamiliar’ land. She came to China she moved to BISS, she found that shejourney from her home country-- because her husband asked her couldn’t made general assumptionCanada. whether she wants to take the job in about students know certainShe didn’t know any Chinese. However, China. knowledge or not since every studentshe is a fabulous language learner, she were coming from all over the world She taught in Shanghai for 3 yearscan speak Spanish, and ﬂuent French, She never regret coming to China. before she moved to Beijing. SHe TWO LOVELY DAUGHTERS HANDSOME SON HER SON AND HIS FIANCE
IS C AN A DA A N D C H I N A S A M E ? ? Canada and China “ Canada and China are very who are currently living in Texas theFOUR THING MRS. dissimilar in some way. The air is really most. :” I certainly miss my parents,COWLEY MISS fresh and clean in Canada. My children even though I go back to Canada every usually go out and exercise, run around summer and vist Texas in U.S, but still...”1. FRESH AIR in fresh air... And there are not many she said she also miss her paddling people in Canada compare to China..” team:” I am a huge fan of dragon2. RIGHT TO SPEAK ABOUT She also suggested that boating, I was in a paddling team in POLITIC Chinese people actually think more Canada.”3. HER PARENTS before they speak, and they are very “ I love teaching, I never regret thorough. However, when it comes to being a teacher.” There were some4. HER PADDLING TEAM Chinese government policy, she doesn’t inﬂuences that she decided to become a really satisfy with it:” In my country, teacher. Her mother was also a teacher people have right to speak about their when Mrs. Cowley was young, and she opinion about the government without had a chance to do practice teaching being throw in to the prison.” She and she loved it. She also love this job continued:” However, I’m not here to because teacher is a great profession changing government policy.” for the people who enjoy travel around She claims she misses the fresh the world because teacher is needed and clean air in Canada, and her parents every where.
LAST JOURNEY “EVENTUALLY, I WILL GO BACK TO CANADA, BUT I WANT TO GO TO OTHER COUNTRY SUCH AS COUNTRIES IN AFRICA FOR ANOTHER NEW TEACHING EXPERIENCES” MRS. COWLEY WANTS TO MOVE TO ANOTHER COUNTRY IF SHE HAS OPPORTUNITY.
“It wasChristmas day, my She is the eldest child, she s currently studying in medicalhusband and I school.bought manybooks and novelsabout China, andbiography of Mao.My children asked He is the second eldestme what’s going on child, he is married and is anwith great curiosity engineer.and oddity. I letthem sit down onthe couch, and toldthem we are She is the third eldest child, andmoving to China. she is 16 years old. She is currentlyThey didn’t believe studying at Web International Academy that is in Beijingit at all at the ﬁrsttime, which isperfectlyunderstandable.They replied ‘yeah, JUL IA ANN He is the youngest child, he is 14 years old and he is currentlyyeah, so not what in Canadado you really want HE IS 14 YEARS OLD, AND SHE IS IN CANADA NOW.to tell us?’ But theynow just lovestaying in China.”MRS.COWLEY AND HER Mrs. Cowley’s husband. He isFAMILY ALL LOVE TO TRAVEL. French- Canadian. He is a journalist