On Location French

On Location French – 13 May 2013

Bonjour tout le monde! Welcome to my last blog post about my year abroad here in St Brieuc.  I can’t believe how quickly this year has passed – it’s flown in!  I’ve just finished my last week at school, and it was so nice to see my pupils’ reactions when they found out I was leaving.  An expression I’ve been

On Location French – 25 Mar 2013

Bonjour tout le monde, it’s Rose here. I’m not long back from a few weeks’ holidays from school for les vacances d’hiver, the winter holidays. It feels like I’m always on holiday! In the same theme as my last article, I decided to put my two weeks off school to good use and travel around the south of France, and

On Location French – 25 Feb 2013

Salut tout le monde! It’s Rose here with another blog post from France. This article comes after realising how quickly my year abroad here in St Brieuc is going in. It’s already nearing the end of February, and my contract at school finishes in April. With this in mind, myself and a few friends decided il faut profiter du temps

On Location French – 11 Feb 2013

Bonjour à tous et à toutes et bienvenue à ma première entrée de blog de l’année 2013! Since we last spoke, I flew back home to Scotland to spend the festive period with all my family and friends; I travelled to places like Paris and Barcelona to visit friends; and I recommenced my studies and my life in Toulouse. Whilst I

On Location French 28 Jan 2013

Salut tout le monde, et bonne année! It’s Rose here, and after enjoying a few weeks at home over the Christmas holidays, I’m back in France. I’ve quickly discovered that the month of January for French people means two things: la galette des rois, et les soldes. La galette des rois is a French tradition, to celebrate the Christian feast

On Location French – 17 Dec 2012

Bonjour à tous et à toutes! It’s Scott here and I’d like to welcome you to this special Yuletide instalment of my On Location French blog! Noël est arrivé à Toulouse – Christmas has arrived in Toulouse! The city is now awash with the colours of the resplendent Christmas decorations which beautifully garnish le centre-ville (“city centre“). Pretty lumières (“lights“),

On Location French – 10 Dec 2012

Salut tout le monde! It’s Rose here, glad to get to the end of a busy week!  I’ve been kept busy doing speaking exams with my terminale(final year) pupils this week, as well as my usual classes.  Unfortunately this week at school l’imprimante était en panne (the printer was broken) and it seems impossible to get it fixed!  I did

On Location French – 26 Nov 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! It’s Rose here writing from St Brieuc. As I’ve been on holiday from school for a couple of weeks, I’m just back from visiting a friend in Paris. We had a great long weekend visiting art galleries, vintage shopping and drinking lots of chocolat viennois, the best hot chocolate I’ve ever tried! I thought this week

On Location French – 19 Nov 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! It’s Scott here and I’d like to welcome you to the third instalment of my On Location French blog! Since I last spoke to you, I have once again been very busy, both studying and also taking every opportunity to indulge in various aspects of la culture toulousaine (“the Toulouse culture”). This week, I’d like to share

On Location French – 5 Nov 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! I’ve been in France for just over a month now and I’m settling in so well. The first few days were a flurry of bank appointments, visiting my school and getting lots of legalities out of the way. Now that most of the paperwork is completed, I can concentrate on the next step – making friends!

On Location French – 29 Oct 2012

Bonjour tout le monde and welcome to the second instalment of my On Location French blog! I have had a very eventful past couple of weeks, culminating in a short hop over the border to northern Spain for my business school’s annual week-end d’intégration, which is a fun-filled “integration weekend” of various activities with the aim that all new students, French

On Location French – 15th Oct 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! Moi, c’est Rose, et je suis très contente d’écrire mon premier article! After months of planning and anticipation, I’m finally in France. I’ve been in Saint Brieuc for almost a week now, wandering the cobbled streets and pretty thatched cottages with delight. But before I start describing how I’ve settled in – how did I get

On Location French – 1st Oct 2012

Bonjour tout le monde! My name is Scott and I’d like to welcome you to my first On Location blog post, coming to you from the sunny climes of Toulouse in the south of France. I arrived here around two weeks ago and although I would say that I am still very much finding my feet, I am really enjoying my new

On Location French – meet our bloggers

Each week you’ll be able to join our French bloggers who will be updating you on their language-learning adventure from two very different parts of France: Scott is studying in the southern city of Toulouse, and Rose is teaching English in a secondary school in St-Brieuc, Brittany. Introducing Rose Bonjour, tout le monde! My name is Rose and I’m from