My first week of EXPLORE has come to an end. First class: my professor tells me that being immersed into a foreign language is supposedly one of the most stressful things for a person to go through….oh goodie. I think some of the new learners are feeling that right now. But I seem to be managing just fine, despite my broken French and my habit of staring blankly at store clerks when they zip off en francais at lightning speed!
Choosing Trois-Rivieres = win! It’s truly French from end to end. You can’t even find English books in the bookstores. Last night I hung out at La Grenouille (The Frog), a local French pub with live French music and a student-crowd that boisterously (there’s $2 beers, ‘nuff said) sings along to popular French songs.