November 23, 2008


Posted in Application, Introduction, meta tagged , , , at 9:48 pm by Fat Girl Dancing

Salut!  Welcome to my new blog here at WordPress.  I’m starting this blog in order to chronicle every step of my journey to become an English teacher in France — from the application to my life there.

When I’m living overseas, this blog will serve as a means of communication for friends and family who don’t have access to my personal Livejournal.

I hope this chronicle can be useful for future applicants to the program and anyone who wonders what it’s like to live abroad and teach English in France.

Just to give you a little background on myself, I’m a 30-year old student at Wright State University.  I’ll be graduating in June 2009 with a French major and a Spanish minor.  I’ve been studying French since I was in the fourth grade, but it wasn’t until 2005 that I decided to make it my life’s concentration.  I have always wanted to be a teacher.  I used to force my friends to play school, and I loved nothing more than to give them tests and help them with their homework.

I currently live with my three cats, Sabrina, Bat and Alexandra.  When I move to France, Sabrina and Bat will move in with my parents and Alexandra will come to France with me (hooray for no quarantine period!). 

I’ve printed out the application and I’m hoping to have it ready to submit for the December 15 deadline.  I’ve already asked two of my professors for letters of recommendation.  I have an appointment with my doctor on December 2 to fill out the medical release.  I went home this weekend to show my parents the application and get some advice on the essay.  The application is rather complicated, but they helpfully provide a checklist so I won’t forget any of the pieces!