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Last sunsets
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Last sunsets

It’s been a month and a half since I found out about TAPIF, and the initial overwhelming excitement has now somewhat subsided. It’s turned into the occasional thrill of being able to respond to “Professor, est-ce que vous êtes jamais allée en France ?” with “en fait, j’y vais l’année prochaine !” and seeing the look of … Continue reading

I might be crazy
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I might be crazy

After teaching this morning, I went online to write a blog post for a technology in language learning course I’m taking (remind me never to make my students blog), and I saw a new follower (hello Anne!). Having a follower is a little unexpected, since I don’t really fit the mold of a “good blogger.” … Continue reading

I think I’m too shy to be French
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I think I’m too shy to be French

This thought crossed my mind today as I was reviewing my research (Tanous, in preparation [shameless self-promotion!]) on conversational practices in French and English. For this research project, I looked at a bilingual French-English conversation group, and the conversation practices used by French people and by American people. I also looked at times when the members of … Continue reading