Monthly Recap: December

Happy New Year’s Eve, everybody! It’s that time again–here’s my December recap (seriously, time moves entirely too fast here). I hope you enjoy! In the Classroom For EJ’s classes, I’ve given presentations about Christmas (this presentation included filling in the lyrics to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and arranging a recipe for eggnog), continued helping students […]

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TAPIF Goals Update

In August, I made a blog post about the goals I have for my time in France (you can find that post here). With the new year right around the corner, I figured it was time to revisit these goals and give you all an update on my progress (or lack thereof). Let’s get started! […]

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How I’m Feeling: 90 Days In

I find it so hard to believe that I’ve already been here in France for 90 days. Some days, it feels like I’ve been here forever and other days, it feels like the days have passed in the blink of an eye. Regardless, these past 90 days have been the most amazing, and equally terrifying, […]

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First Time for Everything

**If the idea of hospitals, blood, or pictures of stitches makes you woozy, feel free to skip this blog post. You’ve been warned*** Being a teaching assistant in France has allowed me to have many “firsts”: first time traveling outside the United States, first time teaching, first time being immersed in the French language…the list […]

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My Christmas Tag

While we’ve had minimal snow in Clamecy so far, the decorations around town, visiting Christmas markets, and listening to Christmas music is putting me in the perfect Christmas spirit! While Christmas is not my favorite holiday (it’s New Year’s Eve for me!), I’m happy to spread a little of Christmas cheer on my blog after […]

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Learning Something New: French Idioms

In my tutoring sessions with L, we’ve been covering all kinds and colors of topics: lots of listening comprehension (the main thing I struggle with), asking intentional questions, talking about various subjects, working on pronunciation, and last but not least, learning about French idioms. In English, I use idioms all the time, more so than […]

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‘Tis the Season

After aย petit blogging hiatus, I’m back and ready to blog! I know it could be a lot worse–I only went twelve days without blogging–but it feels like it’s been forever since I’ve sat down and reflected/written anything! December, thus far, has been pretty standard and “in routine”. I spend a majority of my time either […]

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