Saturday, 4 September 2010

The Beginning Is A Very Good Place To Start

Hello everyone!

I feel like my first post should be a little bit of an explanation, so here we go...

I've set up this blog for several reason.
First and foremost, I think it's the easiest way to let my family and friends know what I'm up to and the not-exciting-enough-for-a-phonecall details of my day-to-day life whilst I'm in France. I don't know how often I will be phoning/skyping/that sort of thing. And I have a tendency to forget the things I have been doing when someone asks. Several birds, one stone.

Secondly, it was suggested by my uni that we do this in order to help out the year below and give them an idea of their coming year. I know that I looked at a couple of year abroad blogs last year and found it kind of helpful, so I want to be of as much help as possible to anyone who was as terrified as myself!

Finally, I think it will be a nice little reminder for myself at the end of the year, to look back at things I've done and see how my year has progressed.

As it stands, I will be leaving for France in about 3 weeks or so. I have chosen to work as an english language assistant through the British Council. I will be working in a Lycee in Lillers (in the region of Lille) and teaching 16-20 year olds. (Specifically, it is the Lycee Anatole case anyone was wondering...)

I also currently have nowhere to live when I get there and don't know the exact date I'll be leaving. But theses are things I am only minimally stressed about at the moment. I have, at least, had reasonable contact with a teacher at my school, which is more than others have apparently had!

Well, I think I'll leave the first post there. There are many other things I could include in a post at the moment, but I'll leave them for a few days time. I plan on keeping this blog updated very regularly. For those of you who know me personally, I'm sure you are already anticipating being sick of reading my musings!

Love Hannah xxx


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  2. Hi Hannah,
    Nice to see a blog about my country, especially when it comes from someone from the other side of the Channel :)
    How's your "assistanat" going so far? It's a great thing to be a English assistant! I remember I had so much fun with my English assistants when i was in High School.
    I'm currently also an assistant, in the US, in a Public School...Funny how things are similar, funnier how randomly I endend up on your blog :)
    Still, Hope you have a great time in France, even if the North isn't the most appealing part of it (go to Paris!!!)
    Take care, I'll take a regular look at your French adventures!


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