Part-Time Assistant Professor of Literature, Rachel Aydt, publishes article on Broad Street Magazine: Hands Chopping Air

  • Posted on: March 17, 2017
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BROAD STREET is proud to present this essay about otherness, language, and the blending of cultures and traditions in a show of community and good luck. It’s the story of what happened when Rachel Aydt, a writing teacher at the New School, decided to teach basic English to the Chinese-born caretakers of kids at her son’s school. Americanized names, ghost money, and a friendship with a neighbor who earns a living by collecting recyclables all become part of a new language that’s part spoken words, part hand gestures. Read more about it here!

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