Two weeks later

What have I been able to accomplish in the past two weeks? You would think quite a lot since I have no real job and plenty of free time. But that really doesn’t matter when you have to wait and wait and wait for things to be done by the French bureaucracy.

Still no new carte de séjour (though I was assured it was in Paris on June 26). Which means I still haven’t been able to change my address at the préfecture, nor have I been able to apply for my French driver’s license. I did manage to retrieve my new glasses and contacts though, as well as declare a primary physician. But of course, still no response from the rectorat of Grenoble about renewing my assistantship for next year. Apparently everyone has gone on vacation even earlier than normal.

I was finally able to finish the first page of my French & Italian comparative tutorial though! It seems like I’ve been working on it forever. Hopefully there are people out there who like learning more than one language at a time and will find it useful. I can definitely say studying Italian by comparing it to French has helped me much more than comparing it to English.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
0saves
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed.
  • ColourMeCrazy

    Bummer about the carte de séjour! Hmm..mine’s supposed to be ready mid-July! Hopefully no delays there!

  • ColourMeCrazy

    Bummer about the carte de séjour! Hmm..mine’s supposed to be ready mid-July! Hopefully no delays there!

  • Leah

    Hang in there! Good things come to those that wait. Oh wait, maybe that just applies to the US!! Kidding(sort of.) I’m crossing my doigts for all your lovely paperwork and job to come through:)

  • Leah

    Hang in there! Good things come to those that wait. Oh wait, maybe that just applies to the US!! Kidding(sort of.) I’m crossing my doigts for all your lovely paperwork and job to come through:)

Search this Site

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.

Stay Connected

Facebook

Buy My French Books

My Say it in French phrasebook and Great French Short Stories dual-language book (both published by Dover Publications) are available at Amazon.com.

The 2nd edition of French Language Tutorial is now available as a PDF book. It has been updated with much more vocabulary, sample sentences, and cultural information, plus extended vocabulary lists, cross-referenced topics, and an alphabetical index.

Visit the Store to buy the PDF e-book for $14.95 or paperback book for $29.95.

Languages

     

Google Ads