The Wednesday Evening Mark By the time I get to Wednesday evening it’s like I’ve almost made it to the end of the week. Three classes tomorrow and then that’s it for the week. We still have more hours here than we usually have at university in England, so we’re getting more for our money … More Day 49: The End of the Week?
Classes Begin After Monday’s bank holiday, I arrived at my department, the Institut de langue et civilisation françaises, bright and early on Tuesday morning for the induction day, a mixture of introductory presentations, tests, free wine and waiting. It then turned out that Wednesday would be another day off, before we received our timetables and … More Day 23: A Strange Week
Neuchâtel was bathed in sunshine today and I made the most of it by going for a paddle in the clear waters of the lake. Nice. Spending my lunchtime in the sun by the lake did have one unexpected result – a bit of September sunburn! On with the moisturiser tonight. That wasn’t the only … More Day 8: Testing the Water & Tasting the Water
“La ponctualité est la politesse des rois” Today was the first day of our immersion course, which will be a combination of language classes, organised group trips to local sites and social events for us foreigners. Being clubbed together with all the other Erasmus/international students might not be the best way to practise French, but … More Day 7: Immersion Course, Punctuality & Raul Meireles