Adapter / Adieu

"Learn a new language and get a new soul". I'm not sure about a whole new soul but it's definitely true that my personality differs depending on the language I'm speaking. The phenomenon is something I have found to be very common among us year abroaders and I'm interested to know why/how this change happens. … Continue reading Adapter / Adieu

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Bavarder / Confiance

An all-too-familiar challenge for many language learners is the early struggle of trying to bavarder (chat). We could all sit for hours debating the environment, immigration and political affairs, but throw us in a room with native French people and you'd find us stumbling over our words; our minds frantically flicking through mental vocab lists, … Continue reading Bavarder / Confiance

Voyages

April has been filled with several lovely trips; the first of which was definitely not an ordinary one. We spent an afternoon at Laval Virtual, "the biggest exhibition and conference for virtual and augmented reality", which was celebrating it's 20th birthday this year. We tried out a few different things, such as a headset which … Continue reading Voyages

Amis

Moving to a completely new place where you don't know anybody is an exciting adventure, but definitely not an easy one. My first few weeks in Laval weren't great in terms of my work placement, but my social life wasn't a worry at all. I had made friends with the other interns and we usually … Continue reading Amis

Laval

Two and a half weeks ago I finished my five-month work placement at Sogedicom. Saying goodbye was actually much harder than I had thought it would be, as my colleagues had all been so lovely and welcoming; not to mention extremely helpful with improving my French. It's safe to say that I didn't realise what … Continue reading Laval