Working for Babylangues

Whilst on my year abroad in Paris, I’ve been working part time for a company called Babylangues.  Babylangues employ native English speakers to teach English to French children.  Today I’ve had my last session with five year old Benjamin, who I’ve been working with for eight months.  In that time not only has his English … More Working for Babylangues


Salut! Long time, no blog posts!  Exams and essays have kept me very busy in the past month, but I’m happy to be able to say that a) they’re finally over and b) I’ve managed to pass everything, and I’ve actually done pretty well in some classes.  After two presentations, six pieces of coursework and twenty … More #ISurvivedParis7Diderot

10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Year Abroad

Choose the place and not the uni To be honest, whilst I enjoyed a few classes last semester, I’m finding the majority of my classes here to be pretty dull, not to mention really long!  The university leaves a lot to be desired in comparison to Edinburgh.  But I’m in Paris, and that makes it … More 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before My Year Abroad

Paris in the spring!

Guess what, guess what…I’m finally on Easter holidays!  Hooray!  I feel like this semester has gone on forever (what with nine consecutive weeks of exams) and I’m excited to have a break before finishing up my academic year here!  The exam dates have finally been released so I’m properly finished at the very end of … More Paris in the spring!

A Visit to Amsterdam

Salut à tous! Last weekend I got to visit somewhere I’ve wanted to go for ages: Amsterdam! One of the best things about living in continental Europe is how much cheaper/easier it is to travel and I’m keen to make the most of this opportunity.  This weekend, which we only booked a couple of weeks ago, … More A Visit to Amsterdam

The time I got to be a tourist (et c’était merveilleux)

Bonjour bonjour bonjour, This blog post is going to be pretty light on the reason I’m actually here (eg studying for my degree/learning how to be French).  Instead, if you’d like an insight into the fabulous time I’ve had pretending to be a tourist with some of my favourite people over the past few weeks, … More The time I got to be a tourist (et c’était merveilleux)