Petit port de Crozon
I feel like making up a new word today. It is the word “compagnonne“. This word does not exist in its feminine form with the meaning of ‘guide in order to improve the French language’, but it fits well with what I do during a Solo IPF.
So, this is how I became your compagnonne.
Hôtel à Saint-Malo
I have a somewhat academic mind and when I started the IPF – French language immersion stays – at FH my new site to learn French online, I thought I would teach French classes to small groups. Period.
Yet, back in May, somehow only one student was able to come and it changed all my preconceived ideas about teaching.
I realize that you are also interested in staying and learning French without other people. You want the teacher all for yourself And since I am here to accompany you in your pursuit of French as you like it, I will continue to offer the solo IPFs.
Last week, for her solo stay, Pam had chosen to perfect her French with me while traveling the South coast of Brittany.
I think that at first, she was somewhat anxious about her level and about the efficiency of such a short stay – one week – in France.
Well, from her first day in Rennes, she realized that she was indeed able to speak to French people, that she understood what they were saying to her, and that they were actually pretty nice to her. She also realized that despite her short stay, she would acquire one of the most important tools when learning a language: self-confidence.
Pam prend l’apéro
We spent 8 very happy days together. We bought Henriot faïence in Quimper, we ate a kouign-amann – a Breton butter cake, the best one in France – in Douarnenez, we ate a fantastic gastronomic meal in Crozon, we followed the footsteps of the impressionists in Pont-Aven and we had our picnic snatched by the seagulls in Saint-Malo. It was really funny.
The whole IPF was a total bliss!
I hope you will also come to see me to perfect your French. Just tell me what you want to do, I’ll cook up an itinerary and a budget, and I’ll become your compagnonne. I can’t wait to get to know you.
Une vague à Saint-Malo
Ceci est la lettre du blogue d'Anne sur FH, son nouveau site.