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French progression

French progression

I recently re-signed up for French classes at the Alliance Française in Marseille. I hadn’t been taking the courses for a while after I left for my two month summer back in the USA (to work, silly!). I didn’t want to invest as much money, nor time as I did in the beginning of my … Continue reading

It’s kind of a funny story…

It’s kind of a funny story…

So, to update on the past few weeks… Last weekend I went to the movies, twice! I saw skyfall and the last twilight movie. please don’t judge me for the later…it was fun 🙂 There are only so many movies here in France shown in VO ( version original = in english with french subtitles … Continue reading

What I learned today…

What I learned today…

I comprehend more than I thought (en français). But the younger generation in France is the same as in the US…they mumble and I do not understand. I will remember this when I am back in the US. Ar-tic-u-late! Maps can make a city seem small, small enough to walk or bike across…this is not … Continue reading

French in France…

French in France…

So, I had my first day of French class today at the Alliance Française in Marseille. But first let me tell you about the day leading up to the class…I wanted to get to the building early because I thought I would have to pay fees and get books and whatnot. So, I woke up … Continue reading

une petite victoire!

une petite victoire!

I know I have been giving lots of tiny posts lately, this one cannot be left un-written! Today I had my first oral exam in my French 201 class … I was nervous but I was excited too, I like speaking French, especially in a controlled, somewhat safe environment! I DID GREAT! My teacher and … Continue reading

Demain, dès l’aube

For my French class today we were to read Victor Hugo’s Demain, dès l’aube. I loved it! I will say this though, understanding the depth of poetry in my native language is hard enough, figuring out nuances in a second…takes a while. Anyway, I leave you with this:   Demain, dès l’aube Demain, dès l’aube, à … Continue reading

Visa appointment this week…

Visa appointment this week…

I am getting nervous folks…I have my student visa appointment in Washington DC this Friday at 845am! I have filled out the paperwork, as of yesterday I feel that my file is complete. Here is what is included , in detail … the extra stuff (that they don’t specifically ask for) is in italics: Receipt for Appointment … Continue reading

Alliance Française – Marseille + Student Visa

Alliance Française – Marseille + Student Visa

So, I am going to be taking classes in Marseille at the Alliance Française (AF). I found that to be the most internationally recognized and trusted of the French language learning institutes around the world and so, I put my trust in them…and their methods. Anyone have good experiences with this organization? Have you taken long … Continue reading