Life Update #9: Reflections on my First Year as a Lectrice (and summer plans)


As of two weeks ago, I can say that I’m *officially* done with my first year as a lectrice d’anglais. Following a three-week vacation all over Europe, I returned to France to proctor rattrapages (make-up exams for students who’d failed English this past year) and otherwise to sort out renewal logistics for the upcoming year. I would say that it’d been both busy and not busy, which made for an interesting combination.

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Life Update #8: First Year as a Lectrice…done! (and vacation time)


It’s been a while since my last “Life Update” (back in January, I believe?), but in any case, I’m writing to keep you up-to-date with what has been going on in my life since then. From returning from my long winter holidays to teaching second semester at the university, a lot has happened…and at the same time, not so much.

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How I Became a Lectrice in France


Considering that it’s around that time of year that lecteur/lectrice interviews are happening, I would like to share my story of how I’ve gotten my current lectrice job, having been inspired by Dana’s own blog post of her journey to becoming one. You can also check out this post I wrote recently about how to secure a position as a lecteur/lectrice.

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How to Become a Lecteur/Lectrice in France


I’m about two months late, but all the same, I wanted to give my two cents (or centimes) on the lecteur/lectrice application process in France. Especially if many of you are currently assistant.e.s or aspiring expats who want to continue living in the country legally, then having this job is a good way to do so.

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Life Update #7: First Semester Teaching…DONE!

Bonjour, folks!

As of Thursday last week, I’ve officially finished my first semester of teaching as a lectrice d’anglais in France. Crazy to believe just how it has flown by– cliché as it sounds, it seemed like just yesterday I was starting my first day at the university and now I’m here with no more classes to teach until the following semester. While it hasn’t been easy these past couple of months, I’d say that it has turned out for the better.

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