Wanderlust (poem)

Wanderlust A garden grows inside of the chest blooms wildflower with each beat to the wild heart watching eyes like Sunday take part in the mind taking it slow by the hour cerebral fantasies breathing in hotel linen recycled from yesterday and the day before, too busy discovering to clean up dreaming toes curled for … Continue reading Wanderlust (poem)

What’s in a Name? (Learning names while teaching)

Bonjour! Now that you've survived your first week(s) of observations, it's time to start teaching! Besides planning lessons to, hopefully, enrich your students' minds on your respective country's culture, it's also important to have some classroom management (aka discipline) skills to ensure that things run smoothly and that the students don't start acting up and not listen … Continue reading What’s in a Name? (Learning names while teaching)

What is “Observation Period?”

Bonjour, assistant(e)s! Now that you've survived your first week at your school, you probably have already gotten a feel for the staff, the students, the atmosphere, and the things you're expected to do as an English teaching assistant. However, you also know that you won't start teaching right away, no not at all. Under your work contract, … Continue reading What is “Observation Period?”

Off to France! (and why I won’t travel as much this year)

Salut! The time has come; in less than 24 hours, I'll once again be heading back to France for another year of teaching. It's been a long time coming, but I'm so glad that it's happening so soon! My bags are packed with just about everything that I need while also being under the weight … Continue reading Off to France! (and why I won’t travel as much this year)

How to Improve Your French

Salut, tout le monde! Perhaps you've just started learning French or have already been learning it for years. Either case, you're probably interested in getting better at it, so that you can use it when you visit France or just for personal reasons. Granted, it can be hard to learn French, let alone improve on … Continue reading How to Improve Your French