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Just Keep Swimming- Message for new TAPIFers

You might think “France? What’s so difficult about living in France? That would be a dream!” You’re not completely wrong. Living in France can be dreamy. Having just arrived, it probably is pretty dreamy right now. It’s probably not as … Continue reading

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Playing the tour guide, meeting assistants

These last two weekends, I’ve been able to play tour guide for some fellow assistants. Last weekend, I met Dana of the fantastic blog The Great Big World- As Told by Dana and a few of her friends. It was fantastic meeting … Continue reading

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Premier anniv’ en France

My first birthday in France was formidable! I am so lucky to have formed some great friendships and work with such wonderful students and teachers. One of my students in English Club figured out that I had a February birthday from … 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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Month 4 Reflection

I still really enjoy being an assistant. I love teaching and I love my French kids. Kids, some of whom are older than me. But that’s besides the point. Have all my lessons be successful? Um, no. I don’t think … Continue reading

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