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

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

Université Paris Diderot: What I’ve learned about French unis so far

Life at a French university was always going to be an experience… Organisation All the rumours were true, the organisation at Paris 7 is pretty poor.  I had an inkling of this before I arrived, when I was told ‘we don’t know when our first semester start date is’ in June (eg less than 3 … More Université Paris Diderot: What I’ve learned about French unis so far

Bonjour, Bruxelles

I’m down to less than three weeks ’til it’s home time! I’ve got three exams next week, four exams the week after and then I’ll be on a plane back to Edinburgh, ready to be welcomed at the airport just like in a Christmas film (I’m thinking more Love Actually than Christmas with the Kranks, s’il … More Bonjour, Bruxelles

13 weeks (and 4 and a bit til I’m home for Christmas!)

Salut! I’ve now been here for almost thirteen weeks- I can’t believe it!  Paris is now cold cold cold, and so I’ve bought two snoods (both of which I thought were scarves at the time of purchase) and I’ve had to put my heating on (Bertrand the property manager suggested this wouldn’t be necessary but his cold … More 13 weeks (and 4 and a bit til I’m home for Christmas!)