Emily is studying French and Philosophy at the University of Sheffield and has just finished her placement as an English Language Assistant in Aix les Bains, in the Rhône-Alpes region of France. Here she shares her tips on adapting to small town life, advice for Language Assistants and ‘la vie française’.
Louise is studying German at the University of Warwick and is coming to the end of her year abroad as a Language Assistant in Lauf an der Pegnitz in Germany. Here is her advice about teaching in a small town: the German School System, the expertise required, the benefits and how being placed in a small town isn't the end of the world: it's a fantastic opportunity!
Louise is a German Studies student at the University of Warwick coming to the end of her year abroad as a teaching assistant in Lauf an der Pegnitz, near Nuremberg in Germany. She says "I want to share with you a little about my travel experiences so you too can learn how to survive in Munich, one of Germany’s most expensive cities, on a shoestring budget!"
Sophie Davies is studying French and German at the University of Warwick, and has spent her year abroad in Bonn, Germany, where she's been working as a Language Assistant in a high school. Here's her advice about getting around the city, finding somewhere to live, being a teacher there, and the top things to do to make the most of your time in Bonn.
Lucy is studying French at Bristol University and is spending her year abroad working as a Language Assistant in Martinique. Here's her advice about the French, the weather, travel, and island life as a teacher on Martinique...
As a Language Assistant there is no guarantee of being placed in a city even if it was your first choice. Living in a small town could however be one of the best parts of your year abroad experience... I received my arrêté de nomination in early June and excitedly googled the name of my future hometown - Lunéville, Nancy-Metz region. So I found out that Lunéville has a population of 20,000 - just a little bit less than Nancy’s 105,000, the city I had hoped for. But over the course of the 7 months I really did grow to love living in a small town along with its (sometimes bizarre) idiosyncrasies.
Amy Ratcliffe is studying German and Linguistics at the University of York, and has been living in Düsseldorf for the past 9 months where she's been working as a Language Assistant in a Gymnasium. Here is her insider guide to living and thriving in Düsseldorf - from getting around town and feasting favourites to her top tips for year abroad success!
Jade is studying French and German at the University of Leeds, and is currently in the last month of her British Council placement in Aachen, Germany. Here is her insider guide to the city, including advice on sights to see, what to do, travel opportunities, ease of access to the city, the weather, shopping and social scene in Aachen.
Emily is studying French at the University of Leeds and has just finished her job as a Language Assistant near Metz in France. Here is her advice for future Language Assistants, and the things she wishes she had been told about being an ELA (and about living in France) before she began her year abroad...
Emily is studying French and History at the University of Warwick and is spending her year abroad as a British Council Language Assistant in Narbonne, France. Here's her brilliant advice to future students about managing your year abroad expectations and actively making the most of your time there instead of waiting for things to happen...