Salut mes amis,
Sorry for the lack of posting in the last week, I have been busy becoming a fully fledged Frenchie…..
I bought a car this week which I couldn’t be more excited about as it means I can finally get around by myself, and that I can avoid some of the strange men I have met on the public transport so far……it doesn’t matter what country you are in there is just something about strange men and trains!! Buying the car was an experience in itself, the sales guy didn’t speak English but with the help of google translate and a kind French friend we got there in the end. My next step is learning to drive on French roads, this is something I am not looking forward to after being a passenger on the roads over here….I’m sure there are many car stories to follow!
I also started a French internship course this week, after arriving in France I was lucky enough to come across a language school that not only provided an intense language course but that helps you to get an internship with a French speaking company once you have finished the course.
My first day was every bit as terrifying as I expected, after navigating my way around the public transport for the first time I arrived to find that the majority of the class was Spanish speaking and not English speaking….Although I learnt Spanish at school my Spanish is much to be desired and presented a whole new challenge, not only was I learning to speak French, but I was now attempting to remember any Spanish I had previously learnt. I was over the moon when half way through the class I figured out there was a couple of Americans, and English hiding in the crowd and that they had just been sat quiet as mice like myself trying to figure out if there were any other English speaking people in the room.
I can definitely say my second day was a much more positive experience, I knew where I was going, what to expect and felt a lot more settled…I was even brave enough to attempt bungled Spanish talk in the break with the other girls my age, who knew that I’d be learning French and improving my Spanish at the same time.
Although only 3 days into my course now, I feel like I have learnt so much already, and I’m so excited to be able to practice my French out in public, although I am more than prepared for some of those awkward moments when nobody has a clue what you are saying…..My next challenge is to create a French CV and cover letter, something I’m not sure I’m ready for quite yet, only time will tell!!
A Bientôt mes amis x