Losing my languages

I was asked to translate something quickly at work today, from German into English, and I completely froze. The words jumbled on the page. I looked at certain capitalised German nouns and it was like I knew what they meant but I had no idea how to express what the word was in English. "So what's …

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Things I’ve googled since moving to France

As I am leaving Strasbourg in two weeks (Time flies doesn't it?!)  I am gearing up to write some  non-listy, serious articles for you.  I will FINALLY tackle a city review and talk about the Christmas markets, as well as do a guide to French universities.  If there is anything else you would like me …

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Things I do in France that I would never do in England

I have been living in France for almost two months now and apart from my accent and general level of French, I have become Frenchified in many ways.  HOW, you ask?  Have I become a Chanel model?  Perhaps I am wearing all black?  Maybe I've lost loads of weight and smoke all the time?Erm, well …

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What to do when you don’t understand French and you live in France

I am currently living in Strasbourg as part of my Third Year Abroad, and have to say I've learned a jolly lot.  Here is my handy guide to ex-pats, erasmus students and au pairs who are now living with the cheese eating surrender monkeys... 1)  Don't know what the shop assistant is saying?  Just say …

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French Module Behaviour

Now second year is over I can reflect on my eclectic choice of modules.  My mentality was choosing exciting and different things, so I completely disregarded more traditionally academic (read BORING) subjects such as 'Women's Life Writing', 'Sociolinguistics' and anything Moliere. I will guide you through the four French modules I chose this year, and …

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