Cheeky Frenchies! ;D
For all the pain and heartache that I have experienced living as a foreigner in the foreign land of France, today made me realize that it is all worth it.
First, I am lucky enough to have a job and on top of that, a job where I am paid well, and one that I truly truly enjoy!
I NEVER thought I would be a teacher, much less an ENGLISH teacher, yet here I am.
Today was my last day of class at Charles Perrens, a local hospital and nursing school.
Charles Perrens is a mental hospital, (fitting, no?!) as you can see from the photos below, it is really breathtaking!
I am so please with the progress of my students and also with my progress as a teacher! I attempt to not take it too seriously, because I understand that learning a new language is daunting.
My teaching method is simply this: use common sense. I explain to my students that many English words derive from French, because of a famous lady known as Eleanor of Aquitaine -- our region in France (perhaps you heard of her? She only birthed a dynasty! Richard the Lionheart was her son.) Don't get me wrong, I spell out grammar rules (I had to, it was the only way they could understand!) and vocabulary lessons, but most importantly, the ability to communicate through role playing exercises and videos. And in the end, these ugly Frenchies just adored it!
Translation: This bouée can save a life!
As you may notice, French fashion is made up of somber colors: black, brown, dark purple or grey.
Coco Chanel did invent the little black dress afterall!
Puis, c'est moi.
On a recent cold afternoon, Cachou and I went out for a walk on the Quai (pronounced key, otherwise known as waterfront) and that is when I noticed something...I was the only one wearing a RED jacket with a TURQUOISE wool scarf. Everyone else was dressed in colors I mentioned above.
Then I observed my surroundings... the only other bright object around were these life rings (or as I call them: donuts!) I was embarrassed (for about 2 minutes) until I changed my mindset. I prefer to think that this life ring and I could be saviors of the French! ;D teeheeee!
and on that note: Thank you for reading and sharing your time with me! Have a good week!
Ma Vie en Rose
We recently walked from bridge to bridge and today (4-24-13) and
we participated in a walking tour of the botanical gardens.
Next, she meets friends along the waterfront and proceeds
to have a ball!
At the watering hole to discuss the day's events! See the growing German Shepard above, that is Nano.
She is in training to be a guide dog!
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Thank you Ladies
or as I like to call them - The United Nations of Witches for another successful Bizarre Bazaar!
Meanwhile... in another part of the city from another time....