Category Archives: Preparations

Results are in

Survey results are in! Thanks to everyone who participated, you guys are fantastic! The results aren’t very wide-ranging in terms of the different académies, my fault as I didn’t do much to disseminate the survey. That being said, please feel … Continue reading

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TAPIF in review

My TAPIF experience was incredible and I would definitely recommend the program. If I’d had the possibility of renewing my contract for a second year, I probably would have, but alas, it’s no longer possible to do two consecutive years. This is really … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: What to bring

Now that I’m back in the states, I can a bit more accurately suggest what to pack. I will try to avoid the obvious (I’ll assume you won’t forget your camera and passport). I apologize that this is probably going to … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: Pass Education

As an assistant, you are entitled to a Pass Éducation. It’s one of those things it would be nice for you to be informed about at orientation, but you’re not. It’s a pass that allows you free access to all National … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF: Lesson planning secondary style

Am I the only one out here who thinks that the English language program in French high schools is based around some really vague and random ideas? Spaces and Exchanges, Myths and Heroes, the Notion of Progress, and Places and … Continue reading

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The Practical Things for TAPIF 3: Surviving your OFII appointment

First word of advice: If you are a girl, do NOT wear a dress. Just don’t do it. Also, don’t wear anything on top that is difficult to take off. You can thank me later.* In order to get the … Continue reading

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way: Becoming [French]

Going abroad is an experience that is often undervalued. Many people who have never had this experience don’t realize all the time, effort, energy, and frustration it entails. Going abroad ISN’T all fun and games, nor, in my humble opinion, … Continue reading

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