1-Hour Live Webinar Recap: What It's ACTUALLY Like in the French Classroom


The scene is set.

In Santiago de Compostela, Spain at approximately 2:30am. All lights are on in my room and I'm frantically making sure that all video, audio, and sanity sources are working properly.

 I'm sending out countless text messages to my best friends back home in California - where it's a relatively NORMAL time of day - and calling out for all the moral support I can possibly get.

This is the first time I've ever done something like this, and I'm a ball of nervous energy and excitement. 

I can do this, I keep telling myself, I'm not going to freeze up, I'm just not. It's all going to be fine!!! 

And as the clock strikes 3am in my little Spanish room, I cross my fingers that YouTube won't randomly shut down or that it won't prohibit my live stream from, well, live streaming.

Lights, camera...action!

It went swimmingly! Although at times, I found myself literally not breathing for sentences on end, it all went as smoothly as any first live webinar could go!

I was so happy with the questions that people tuned in to ask at the end and how I was able to give my own personal perspective to some of the queries that you future teaching assistants had. 

Admittedly, I was so excited about it after the fact that I couldn't get myself to sleep until about 6am, when the birds started chirping and a mosquito started buzzing around near my head (really, mosquito, really?).

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