Destination: Saint-Étienne, France

Especially if you have lived in or have heard of Saint-Étienne before, you may find it almost laughable that I'm choosing to write about this city as a travel destination on this blog. I admit, even I have mixed feelings writing about it, as I equally had mixed feelings when I lived there for two … Continue reading Destination: Saint-Étienne, France

What It’s Like Being a Lectrice d’Anglais in France

Salut! With la rentrée in full swing this time of year, I am reflecting on my time spent as a lectrice d'anglais back when I used to live in France for work. I spent two years working in the Lyon region between 2017 and 2019, teaching in a mid-size city to first and second-year undergraduate science students. While it … Continue reading What It’s Like Being a Lectrice d’Anglais in France

How I got my titre de séjour in France (story time)

Salut, tout le monde! It has been a long time coming, but as of yesterday, I *finally* received my titre de séjour! Also known as a residency card, it permits me to work in France, as well as to legally be in the country overall. Through much back-and-forth with the Prefecture (and countless headaches), I'm just glad … Continue reading How I got my titre de séjour in France (story time)

How I Became a Lectrice in France

Bonjour! 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 … Continue reading How I Became a Lectrice in France

How to Become a Lecteur/Lectrice in France

Bonjour! 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. P.S. This post … Continue reading How to Become a Lecteur/Lectrice in France