One of the parts I really enjoy about my job is working with the English language assistants in our area. This year there are 75 of them and they began work on October 1st. I am proud to be part of their training programme and I enjoy accompanying them along this road they have chosen. It is indeed a road that is so very close to my heart because I started out at that very same point. October 1986 saw me starting out as a language assistant in a collège in the Vosges. Speaking very little French and with hardly any knowledge of French life and culture, I arrived on the ferry from Calais and set to work in the school in the middle of the Vosgian countryside. Within two weeks, I had met my future husband and life had changed forever !! But at the time, I didn’t know that, of course.
I am therefore always excited to meet the new intake every year and it is a challenge to tackle the blank canvases that they represent. Our language assistant for the year, Cherie, is in this photo – welcome to her – and a very good year to all language assistants everywhere in the world.
A quick glance at my blog stats tonight has revealed that my blog has been visited over 12,000 times since I first created it on July 4th 2012. That in itself is quite a mind-blowing statistic. But further clicking led me to see the following picture, which I am reproducing for you here, showing all the different countries where people have clicked onto my humble little blog.
I hope you have found what you were looking for and if you would like to drop me a line, a message or just let me know who you are, you can contact me via the form below.
I happened to take a look tonight at the stats for my humble little blog that I put together to help my students in Louviers and what did I discover ? That over the past year, I have had visitors that I did not even know about, from all over the world. People have clicked in to my blog from countries such as India, the Philippines, Spain, Norway, Mauritius – not to mention my dear African countries (although I have a feeling I know who some of you people are !!). I feel truly honoured to know that people around the world are interested in my little blog, based in a small town in Normandy. So welcome everyone and please come again soon. It gives me the greatest pleasure to know that you are here from time to time.