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Today was grammar day at the September session of Institut de Francais. The beginning (debutants) and intermediate students got together and we had 3 hours of grammar in English. The instructor went over the articles and the verbs. We will get to use present, past and simple future tense in the 4 weeks. It is great that they went over it in English. It was fast but as the instructor said, we will practice practice practice.

The rest of the day was similar to yesterday. A session going over practical items. Today we learned how to great a friend that you meet. In the Cote d'Azur, you bissou (kiss) twice. In Avignon - three times. In Normandy 4 times.

After the practical, we had the language laboratory. It went much better today. Our homework last night was how to from a question. We will continue to work on this.

Unfortunately, the boat trip was canceled. The wind and sea swells were too big. It has been rescheduled for Monday. Tomorrow is the soirée. A buffet and dancing for all the students.

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Kaydee [TypeKey Profile Page]:

Bonjour Marta!

I'm enjoying reading about your language school experiences and comparing them to my own. I'm envious that part of your classwork has been done in English! In our classes, English wasn't spoken. Sometimes I was so frustrated trying to undertand a concept when it was explained in French. For example, it took me ages to understand "il y a" and "depuis"... finally I asked someone in English during a break-- so easy then!

I am curious how you are enjoying the time alone... there is a discussion about this on the "Everything Else" forum (based on a question by t-mac).


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