Hello!Good evening! 晚上好！I’mso happy to see you. I’m 树华,and it’s almost time to say good night.
Butfirst, let’s have a chat.
BreatheLife, onXimalaya, asked me about schoolin the USA. How long do we stay in school every day? Do we have a lotof homework?
Whenyou were a kid, how long were you in school every day? I used toteach middle school in Guangzhou, and I remember that the studentswere at school all day. I thought they must be very
tired,but seeing them work so hard really did make me want to work harderto learn Chinese.
Comparingschools in China and the USA can be hard. Inthe USA, schools in different cities can be very different. Someschools are hard and have lots of homework, while other schools areeasy and don’t have much homework. Some schools have extra classes,and some schools don’t.
Ithink my middle school was pretty average. We had class from 8:00 to3:00 every day, with only 30 minutes for lunch. I was in the band,and I played tennis, too, so I would have practices until about7:00pm. Usually we had one or two hours of homework each day.
Igrew up in a small town. Life was pretty slow. I don’t know ifbig-city schools are different, and I certainly don’t know aboutschools in any other country. After all, there are almost 200countries in the world. How are all those students doing? Are theybusy? Are they tired? Are they happy? I have no idea.
Whatabout you? Do you like going to school?
Iwant to know, but now it’s time to say goodnight. So, goodnight!
Joshua Ogden-Davis 周树华，“不看脸不知道是外国人”的中国通，来自美国得克赛斯州。●畅销书《与老外交朋友》联合作者●曾北京知名公关公司高级总监●曾李阳疯狂英语全国外教总监●曾疯狂英语杂志外箱编辑●线上娱乐教育英语交流名师●双语主持人●跨文化交流专家2010年搬到中国的时候，一句汉语都不会说。通过自学，3年以内已经进入了全中文的工作和生活环境。现在，树华用最流利的中文和英文带你搞定跨文化交流能力和深入了解中西文化差异！
Dear shuhua,I have one more question : Are there any activities of patriotism education in USA? Like in China, we will raise the national flag and sing the national anthem and take many classes about the history of China and the communist party and so on.
来自美国的周树华 回复 @洋洋_kF6: Great question! I'll talk about it soon!
I like going to school. I like learning new knowledge and enjoy the privileges only for children. There are too many beautiful memories for me. It seems no trouble and worry. If any, I forgot. It has been idealized by me.
new question : shuhua, do Americans like to watch 古装剧？I am curious because Americans and Europeans have their complex formations. Will this be a problem to decide the subject matter of the drama?
来自美国的周树华 回复 @洋洋_kF6: Hm, I'm not really sure what you mean! But I guess, to us, Game of Thrones is like a 古装剧 hahahaha!