Contrôle Continu

Assessment. Not a word that I welcome with open arms, nor one I appreciate being a factor of my life à Paris. Unfortunately, there is an academic requirement to this time abroad that cannot be ignored, however hard we try, given it contributes a percentage to our overall degree qualifications. During my second year in Birmingham, it [...]

Une soirée Parisienne

Ever wondered what a night out in Paris is like? Going out in Paris is a slightly different experience compared to mine in England. Perhaps the British binge-drinking culture has ruined our appreciation for a few glasses of wine on a Tuesday night without the need to end it crying over a takeaway and losing your house keys. [...]

Is it just the accent?

I have never understood how exactly my confidence in French can vary within a short time-frame. I don’t feel the same on a Monday morning about life in Paris as I do by Friday afternoon.  Certainly, if a lecture is that bad, I don’t feel the same about my French capacities after 3 hours of [...]