Not Always Easy Learning A New Language

Vin Esprit Montpellier France

Learning a new foreign language is not always easy and today was t tough one for me. I realized that my ability to read and write French is so much better than my ability to understand. When my classmates have Dutch, African, or German accents, I sometimes sit there and don’t understand a word what they have said. Sad when I can’t even understand the instructor. I won’t even go into what happened today, but suffice to say I got through the morning. Continue reading →

Wine and Cookies

Accent Francais Montpellier France

I am having fun at Accent Francais. Lots of laughing and activities to keep us engaged. Am so happy I have progressed since my last evaluation back in Canada where I was at level A2.6. Am now at B1.1!!

Here’s one things we did today. (No, did NOT drink in class.)

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French Immersion at Accent Francais (Montpellier)

Montpellier France

Started my French immersion lessons at Accent Francais this morning. Before coming to France I did the online-test and this morning I did my one-on-one oral test. What a way to wake yourself up in the morning! I was then placed in a level-appropriate class with 8 other students. My classmates were from the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Switzerland, Africa and…..Canada. And not only was the Canadian from Toronto, but it turns out we went to the same public school! Continue reading →