I want to be a lectrice forever.

I love my job!

I work with three classes in the labs: Vocabulary, Pronunciation and Business English. In all of them, I can spy on the students with my headset and make sure they are actually doing the lessons and using English. (I have ALL the power!!!) For vocab class, I’m redoing the weekly HTML lessons with a new style sheet, graphics and layout as well as adding mp3s for all of the main words. The pronunciation class is all IPA goodness. And the business English class is also a translation course so it gives me a chance to learn business French. Basically, I’m in geeky English-French technology-based language-teaching-and-learning heaven.

Even the commute isn’t bad because I get to drive next to this pretty lake 4 days a week.

Life is good.

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  • http://www.confituredulait.blogspot.com/ karina

    yea!!! i loooooved being a lectrice, such a cushy job and usually nice profs and atmosphere :-) i realllllly wish i could have renewed there, but i managed to snag 3 vacataire hours at the CHU – the same classes i’ve taught for 2 years which is awesome.
    enjoy your time! if you want to keep up with it then do a PhD :-) then you can be a real prof there :-)

  • http://www.confituredulait.blogspot.com karina

    yea!!! i loooooved being a lectrice, such a cushy job and usually nice profs and atmosphere :-) i realllllly wish i could have renewed there, but i managed to snag 3 vacataire hours at the CHU – the same classes i’ve taught for 2 years which is awesome.
    enjoy your time! if you want to keep up with it then do a PhD :-) then you can be a real prof there :-)

  • http://nouvellevieenfrance.blogspot.com/ Katie

    I wish that I had a masters so I could do this job. I’m sure that teaching university students is soo much better than teaching primary kids like what I’m doing. Glad that you’re having a good time with it!

  • http://nouvellevieenfrance.blogspot.com/ Katie

    I wish that I had a masters so I could do this job. I’m sure that teaching university students is soo much better than teaching primary kids like what I’m doing. Glad that you’re having a good time with it!

  • http://updatesfromsusan.blogspot.com/ Susan in Lille

    Yeah!! I am so glad to hear that you love your job, that is great news!! I hope you feel that way for a very long time.

  • http://updatesfromsusan.blogspot.com Susan in Lille

    Yeah!! I am so glad to hear that you love your job, that is great news!! I hope you feel that way for a very long time.

  • http://www.confituredulait.blogspot.com/ karina

    @katie – you can, i did. just make sure you’ve got on your CV “bac +4″ because you DID 4 years of a BA in the US. It’s not lying, its describing what you did the most accurately.

    Is a BA the equivalent of an M1? probably not, but Bac +4 worked for me :-)

  • http://www.confituredulait.blogspot.com karina

    @katie – you can, i did. just make sure you’ve got on your CV “bac +4″ because you DID 4 years of a BA in the US. It’s not lying, its describing what you did the most accurately.

    Is a BA the equivalent of an M1? probably not, but Bac +4 worked for me :-)

  • lauramchugh

    Hi Karina,
    Sorry to be bothering you, I was just wondering.. about the lectrice positions, I will have bac +3 in one month and I spent two years in France -one of which I spent as an assistante d'anglais. Would that qualify? as I could put it down as experience. Or if not, do you think a TEFL course would count as 1 year of university, (could it be a bac +1? )
    I would appreciate any advice you could give me! :)
    Laura

  • pat

    Please help me with any information you can. My name is Patti, a 26-year-old american with a masters degree and two bachalor(us, bac+4 yrs) degrees and my boyfriend lives in strasbourg , i was there on a tourist visa for 4 months last year and cant find a job without CDG or getting married to the french boyfriend. I am thinking to do the language assistant thing but they pay so little. Do you know where I can find lecture d’angles posts in around east of france? thanks! any help would help. pat_is_awesome@yahoo.com

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I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In January 2010, I started focusing more on teaching and learning languages in general. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at the university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling (though now my trips are usually in Australia) and being an American abroad.

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