10 Differences Between Being a TAPIF Assistant and Lecteur d’anglais

Salut, tout le monde! Today marks the first official day of the TAPIF contract. Hundreds of assistant.es-- new and returning-- will be starting their seven-month stint of being a language assistant in France. Whether it's teaching in école primaire, collège, or lycée, hundreds of individuals from all over the world will experience a school year of instructing their respective … Continue reading 10 Differences Between Being a TAPIF Assistant and Lecteur d’anglais

Life Update #5: Heading Back to France!

Bonjour, tout le monde! I admit, it's been over three months since my last "Life Update" post-- in fact, I haven't updated since returning to the United States after my second year of TAPIF, and here I am, about to head back to France once more! Really, where did the time go? I can't complain, though...while … Continue reading Life Update #5: Heading Back to France!

How to Find Flights to France (on a budget!)

Alors... perhaps you've been thinking about traveling to France. Whether it's for leisure or work, nevertheless you're excited to be soon arriving in and living out your fantasy of la vie française. From the tempting smells of fresh baguettes to the easygoing, laissez faire lifestyle, you're envisioning just how wonderful your time will be abroad, and of course, you're counting the … Continue reading How to Find Flights to France (on a budget!)

The Pros & Cons of Doing TAPIF

Bonjour, future assistant(e)s! With less than two months until the start of your work contract teaching in France, it's no doubt that you're counting down the days until you touch down on French soil. You're gearing up for the next six to seven months abroad, as you can almost taste the excitement of living in the land … Continue reading The Pros & Cons of Doing TAPIF

Reflections on Anonymity and Success after Graduation

As you can tell from the title, today's post will be somewhat different since it's neither about traveling nor about my teaching experience in France. The idea came to me a couple of weeks ago while I was back at home (as in Los Angeles): I live close to the middle and high schools that … Continue reading Reflections on Anonymity and Success after Graduation