Read what fellow blogger, travel journalist, and English teacher living in Barcelona had to say about her recent “Total French Immersion” experience with me in Béziers a few weeks ago. Immersion classes are so much fun, both for students and teacher!
So I decided it was time to try and learn French. Having been presented with a Master’s research trip and project based on alternative tourism in France I knew I would be frustrated if I didn’t understand what was going on, if I wasn’t able to communicate and make myself understood. I knew I had to try and learn, and quickly. But as always, learning a language is a daunting process. We are faced with hours of grammatical study, with the frustration of listening exercises, and with the shyness behind ‘getting it wrong’, ‘making a fool out of ourselves’.
But I knew there must be a more fun way of going about it, that learning French could be different. I knew there had to be a way to learn a language in a more vibrant, confidence building way. I just needed someone there to guide me, to help me…
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