While life teaching abroad (or just teaching in general) isn’t always the most amazing thing ever, I decided to come up with a list of 30 reasons why I’m so grateful for exactly where I am right now in life - in my little French high school just outside of Toulouse. I hope other teaching assistants can connect with this and that future assistants will use it as inspiration for their upcoming time as teaching assistants in France!Read More
Some sweet little ideas for teaching assistants in France to make the most of all their free time while teaching abroad in France!!Read More
opportunity, it goes without saying that living in a new country and very different culture can sometimes inevitably lead us to feel anxious, down, and depressed. This post is a bit more on the somber side, but I want it to be a resource for any TAPIF assistants to use in the event of feel sad, homesick, or depressed.Read More
Gobble, gobble!! Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! For those of you who are far from home, here are some ideas for having a fun, festive, and frrrreaking delicious Thanksgiving holiday all the way over here in France!Read More
Here's the deal. You've been in France for a hot minute - let's say a month and a half or so. But... you feel like you're not fully taking advantage of speaking French. In fact, you've realized that it's really just not that simple to go out and do it! So, here are a couple of ideas for you to use if you really want to bite the bullet and just speak French already!Read More
Let's be real - one of our main goals for teaching abroad in France is to really perfect our French. We've thought about it: the idea of being completely fluent in French (or any second language for that matter!) is completely amazing. So what better way to achieve this than by spending seven glorious months (at least!) in lovely France with TAPIF?!
I'm so excited about this latest round of Q+A - there were some awesome questions and I'm happy to share some of them below in this post. You'll also find the recording of the Q+A session at the bottom of this post. Categories we'll cover in this post/video: In the Classroom, Banking + Phones, Accommodation, Transportation, Insurance, Miscellaneous (Immigration appointments, French language skills, medications/ prescriptions + more!)Read More
One thing I've noticed that a lot of Americans have trouble dealing with during the process of moving on over to France is the needing to LET GO of the reins a little bit. What I mean is that (and I'm speaking about myself here, too!) we are so accustomed to having every little detail planned out in our lives (as well as familiar and efficient societal systems for carrying out tasks) that anything that comes along with even the faintest HINT of not being in our realm of control sends us into a worried, over-analytical panic.Read More