Bonjour, je m’appelle Erica and welcome to my blog, Erica in France:)
First, I would like to start by telling you a little bit about me. I am a student at the University of Strathclyde, where I have been studying French and Spanish for 3 years. In my course, there is a compulsory year abroad, during which I can work or study in a country that speaks my target language. As you can imagine, this is an amazing opportunity to experience a new culture and to improve my language skills. In my case, I am working in two collèges in the region of Toulouse, which is in the south of France.
More specifically, my schools are located in two different towns, Gaillac and Lisle-sur-Tarn. However, as these towns are small, j’habite à Toulouse as it was easier for me to find a colocation in the city. Did you know that Toulouse is known as “La Ville Rose” or “The Pink City” thanks to its many buildings that are made from red-pink clay bricks?
I have been living in Toulouse for 2 months now and, through the use of this blog, I hope to share with you my adventure so far and the experiences that I will soon have, so that you can come along with me on this journey.
As December is right around the corner, my next blog post will have a festive theme as Christmas season is upon us, very exciting! Now that you know who I am, it would be nice to know a little bit about my readers so I would love it if you could respond down below to the following questions (in French, bien sûr!): Comment t’appelles tu? Où habites-tu?
Well, that is all for this post, remember that this blog is not a listening or reading exam! It is just a bit of fun and hopefully we can learn some things along the way. If you have a question or anything of the sort, feel free to leave them in the comments and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
- bonjour – hello
- je m’appelle… – my name is
- collèges – high school (secondary school in France is divided into two stages, this is the first stage for students aged 11-15 years old, the next stage is called Lycée and is for students aged 15-18 years old)
- j’habite à… – I live in
- colocation – flatshare
- bien sûr – of course
- comment t’appelles tu? – what’s your name?
- où habites-tu? – where do you live?
- à bientot – see you soon