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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 27-01-2017
The kids I teach range from 6 to 11. There doesn’t sound like there would be a lot of variation between 5 years of kids, but it’s surprising how much difference there is between 8-year-olds and 9-year-olds: in size, appearance, behaviour and general willingness to learn English. Between...
The kids I teach range from 6 to 11. There doesn’t sound like there would be a lot of...
The kids I teach range from 6 to 11. There...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 13-01-2017
I wrote a few months ago about how French people aren’t afraid of approaching you: like letting strangers know that their skirt’s twisted or asking unsolicited if they need directions or shouting at people for using the wrong supermarket exit. They also very much aren’t afraid of telling...
I wrote a few months ago about how French people aren’t afraid of approaching you: like...
I wrote a few months ago about how French...
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by Constance Tombleson 06-01-2017
I honestly can’t quite believe the words as I type them, but this is my last post in Paris. The only thing stopping the almost crushing sadness of having to leave this wonderful city is the fact that I have so much to sort out before I go. I hardly stop to think about it as I rush around filling...
I honestly can’t quite believe the words as I type them, but this is my last post in...
I honestly can’t quite believe the...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 06-01-2017
It is hard, this year abroad thing. You packed yourself off with a suitcase on your own all those months ago and now you’re signing your end of placement forms and wondering where the time went. You’ve made friends with locals and people from around the world, have been on adventures, have...
It is hard, this year abroad thing. You packed yourself off with a suitcase on your own all...
It is hard, this year abroad thing. You packed...
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by Nina Hayes-Thompson 30-12-2016
One of the problems about Paris is its price, which can make it an incredibly difficult place to live on a student budget. After being horrified at the price of food (and more first-world-problemsishly, of clothes and restaurants), I’ve made it my business to go hunting in Paris for places that...
One of the problems about Paris is its price, which can make it an incredibly difficult place...
One of the problems about Paris is its price,...
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by Constance Tombleson 30-12-2016
My trip home for Christmas was my first trip back to the UK since I arrived in Paris in August, and come to think of it, my first trip out of Paris in that same time frame. I am aware that it sounds like I haven’t had a particularly intrepid or exciting time, but doing a work placement that involves...
My trip home for Christmas was my first trip back to the UK since I arrived in Paris in August,...
My trip home for Christmas was my first trip...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 23-12-2016
1)     When you get asked where in the country you’re from and they’re surprised you’re English 2)     The fact that you get to escape the English weather  3)     Tourists asking you for directions because they think...
1)     When you get asked where in the country you’re from and they’re...
1)     When you get asked...
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by Constance Tombleson 10-12-2016
As I near the end of my short but very sweet time in Paris, soon to head off to Madrid, I feel inclined recommend some of the things I have enjoyed doing here. Being such a big city it can be hard to decide what is worth seeing and what’s not; particularly if friends are coming to visit you only...
As I near the end of my short but very sweet time in Paris, soon to head off to Madrid, I feel...
As I near the end of my short but very sweet...
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by Eleanor Hurdiss 09-12-2016
Okay, you’ve settled into your host city, have made a couple of friends and have just about worked out how to get by at your job/university, so what seems like the most logical progression from there? Travelling. The real question is: how to do it cheaply and often? Here are a few options I’ve...
Okay, you’ve settled into your host city, have made a couple of friends and have just...
Okay, you’ve settled into your host...
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by Lydia McNeillie 08-12-2016
November was a really good month for me in terms of adventures on my year abroad, but the highlight for me was definitely getting the chance to return to Paris with my boyfriend. I had not been to Paris since I ended my year abroad when I was 19, and now as I am writing this post I have just turned 22...
November was a really good month for me in terms of adventures on my year abroad, but the highlight...
November was a really good month for me in...