Impressing Heaven

This is a collection of short stories based on real conversations with real young adult learners of English in South Korea from 2007 to 2010. You might call it creative non-fiction. As these individuals relayed their life situations and dilemmas to me, I imagined the unfolding drama of struggling with identity, negotiating global English, and making career decisions, putting myself in their shoes.

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Words: 33,750
Language: Canadian English
ISBN: 9781476467023
About Barbara J. Waldern

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and a graduate of Burnaby Central Senior High School and Simon Fraser University, having studied English lit, French, Spanish, applied linguistics, social policy and anthropology.Has been an ESL instructor, a public service employee, and finally an education researcher before going to teach English in South Korea in 2007. There I taught English to children and in university, I also edit academic articles and translated texts. Waldern has always been involved in community and anti-imperialist activism, most recently as an advocate and network coordinator for teachers working abroad and locally. Likes languages, films, music, art, nature, walking and general physical recreation. Although writing poetry on and off for much longer, and with many academic publications and presentations to her credit, she's been dedicated to writing fiction and other categories of nonfiction since 2008. Today, copies of her stuff published since 2013 can be found in the special collections of the Simon Fraser University Library.I took courses in editing in 2016.

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