This Thursday will mark ten months that I’ve been living in France. Many readers have asked me questions about the experience: What is life like for a Canadian living in France? What is it like studying abroad? How is life immersed in a non-English speaking country? Until now, I’ve held back writing a full article, […]
If You’re So Smart, Why is Your Life Still a Mess?
Normally, more intelligence is a good thing. Yes, we all know examples of the anxious overthinker or the scholastic introvert who can’t get a date. But, for the most part, being smarter helps in life. However, I’ve noticed one problem that mostly strikes really smart people. The smarter you are, the more likely you are […]
My Mistakes and Triumphs in Learning a Foreign Language
It’s been awhile since I posted about my goal to become fluent in French. For the new people here, I’ve been spending the last 8-9 months practicing the language, with the last 4.5 living in France. First off, I’m definitely not a language learning expert. This is my first attempt at learning a foreign language, […]
My Progress in Becoming Bilingual
I started learning French in April, roughly seven months ago. For the people interested in learning a second language, I thought I would share my progress and some tips I’ve learned. Am I Fluent? I remember reading months ago that fluency was a myth. You can’t have fluency. You just have situations where you can […]