Jennie en France #2 in Top Language Learning Blogs 2010! announced the winners of the Top 100 Language Blogs 2010 today and I was very surprised to see that Jennie en France was #2 in the Language Learning category and #3 in the overall top 100 blogs! Thank you to everyone who voted and a special thank you to Benny at (who ranked #1 and #2 in the same categories) for nominating me!  The competition was based on votes (50%) and Lexiophiles’ ranking criteria (50%), explained here.

Top 100 Language Blogs 2010

I’m leaving tomorrow for a 2 week trip through Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, and Germany. I will be collecting more realia in French, Dutch, German and perhaps even Luxembourgish and I hope to be able to update the blog and respond to e-mails while I’m gone, but that depends on my hotels’ internet connections. When I return in mid-June, I will be able to focus more on updating the language tutorials and listening podcast on a regular basis. The rest of the summer will be devoted to!

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  • Shanna Tan

    Congrats! ^^

  • Cynthia

    Congratulations and have a fun trip :)

  • Viajera

    Congrats and I concur that this is a great language resource!

  • Zhu

    Cobgratulation! Can't say I'm surprised, you have great resources here. :-)

  • Benny the Irish polyglot

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    Great job Jennie! So glad the two of us are side-by-side at the top :D

  • Andromeda

    Yay! So glad your awesome site is getting the attention it deserves!

    If you want a lot of Luxembourgish realia, you might have to go outside of Lux Ville, I never really noticed the language around me until I went to a smaller town and all of a sudden it was like, BOOM, no one spoke French! Cool/scary, lol.

  • Betty C.

    Congratulations! You have definitely succeeded in transforming from an expat blog to a language learning blog. It's such an interesting subject.

  • anonyme

    I voted for you. Congrats!

  • Nadege

    Felicitations! Have a wonderful trip.

  • fmaggi

    Congrats on (both) your rankings! If you stumble into any mistakes while traveling, at least post them with us on Up Your Bottom! We also have a few juicy French faux-pas as well…

  • ZivonBagge

    Congratulations and have a great trip!

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Why is Jennie no longer in France?

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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