Although this is my last blog post for my trip in Quebec, the title still is rife with significance. Naturally, I have to juggle many things right now relating to this last week-- exams, my piano performance tomorrow at the FLE Spectacle, and cleaning and packing up my room to bring back all the goodies I got from Quebec. And on top of that, I have to edit a paper that has … [Read more...] about The Show’s Not Over Yet
The univeristy actually offers a 15-week session for its foreign language program. Although both my time and ability will not allow it, in some ways I wish I were in the 15-week program, because this session has already gone by so fast. After our exams last week, we have our finals to look forward to the next, and I feel as if somehow the third week slipped past me. This … [Read more...] about Wait, It’s Already the Fourth Week?
La troisième semaine. Nous avons examens. Suis-je les préparés? Je ne sais pas. Third week. We have exams. Am I prepared for them? I don't know. This is perhaps the best I can do to represent my speaking of French while still sounding coherent. Of course, it is stylistically inferior, or at least less complex, than my "ordinary" written French, let alone my … [Read more...] about To Speak or Not to Speak? Maybe “I” Should.
Since my last entry I have done quite a bit. I went to the Cabane à Sucre and the Quebec Parliament building and the fortifications surrounding Vieux-Quebec, as well as spoken more French and just trying to relax after the sometimes stressful situations I get in. Often times I don’t understand fully what someone says to me and this can get very embarrassing in situations … [Read more...] about As Another Week Goes By
(Note: I apologize for the lateness of this blog, but I had the impression that I would be told when to post the blog I sent to Dr. Strong.) Eh bien, ces premiers jours ici aient été un peu trépidants. Coming out of the airport it was fairly easily to find the animateurs, who were very bubbly, enthusiastic, and happy to see us, and were very patient with us when we tried … [Read more...] about Getting Used to Quebec