Bitten by the travel bug: An Interview with Marie Noelle

Hey EWL readers, I recently had an interview with Marie-Noëlle, an English with Leandra community member, and I’m so excited to share that audio interview with you all today. It’s about 10 minutes long. Below the audio clip, I have some interview notes for those of you who may prefer reading or may want to…

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6 opportunities for French speakers to improve their English abroad

If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you’d know that I worked in Martinique as an English language assistant for 7 months in the 2013-2014 school year. I always advise French speakers that I meet, to take the opportunity to travel to an English speaking country to improve their English and fully immerse themselves…

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My expectations vs realities of living abroad

If you’re new here, you should check out my previous post about why I chose to become a language assistant in Martinique. While preparing for my time abroad, I had many expectations of what my experience would be like. Let’s just say that some of those expectations didn’t become a reality. Haha. Ready to hear some…

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4 ways to prepare your English before travelling or moving abroad

It is no doubt that moving or travelling to a foreign country is a great thing but then comes the problem of language barriers. We worry: Will persons be able to understand me? Will I be able to express myself as I would like? What if there is a misunderstanding? What if I mispronounce a…

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Why I became an English language assistant in Martinique

It has always been my dream to live in Martinique for an extended period of time, so imagine my joy when I was accepted by the Ministry of Education in France to work in “L’Académie de la Martinique” as a language assistant in 2013! 🙂 🙂 I had been to Martinique twice before my ‘gap…

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