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LingoMap: France 1940-1950

Posted on 26 July 2018 by Osian McGuinness

Salut et bienvenue à mon dernier blog pour LingoMap ! J’espère que vous avez bien-aimé mes blogs et que vous avez (peut-être) appris quelques choses. Mon année à l’étranger a fini, et maintenant je suis chez moi préparant pour ma dernière année à l’université de Cardiff. J’espère que vous avez passé des bons examens et je vous
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LingoMap: Diversity and Difference

Posted on 26 July 2018 by Osian McGuinness

Salut ! Bienvenue à mon quatrième blog pour Routes into Languages. Je m’excuse pour le retard en publiant ce blog, mais j’étais débordé pendant le mois de mai avec mes examens et l’écriture de deux dissertations ! Cependant, ce blog va traiter le thème de la diversité et de la différence en France.  La France, grâce
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Lingomap: Social Issues

Posted on 14 July 2018 by Katy Stone

Coucou tout le monde ! (Hello everyone!) My final blog is based on social issues in France. As this topic is quite broad, I have tried to narrow down a few problems that stood out to me during my year in Chambéry. Menace terroriste  Ces dernières années, l’un des problèmes sociaux les plus importants en
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Life’s a holiday

Posted on 11 June 2018 by Rosalind Farr

                                                                                                                                                Bonjour… pour la dernière fois, parce que à la fin de juin, je reviendrai en Angleterre. Le thème de ce blog est “National Holidays and Local Areas of Interest”. Il y a eu beaucoup de jours fériés en France pendant le mois de mai et, comme en Angleterre, cela signifie que les écoles, les magasins,
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Lingomap: National Holidays and local area of interest

Posted on 10 June 2018 by Katy Stone

Salut et bienvenue ! Today’s blog will cover the topic of National Holidays and local area of interest. Un jour férié national est un jour nationalement reconnu où la plupart des entreprises et d’autres institutions sont fermées. La France compte 11 jours fériés français chaque année. Cependant, deux régions; L’Alsace et la Lorraine ont deux autres jours
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LingoMap: Understanding the French speaking world

Posted on 10 May 2018 by Osian McGuinness

Bonjour à tous ! Bienvenue à mon troisième blog pour le blog Routes into Language LingoMap. Le sujet de ce troisième blog est de « comprendre le monde francophone ». Vous pouvez trouver mes deux premiers blogs en cliquant ici et ici. Alors, pour mieux comprendre le monde francophone je vais vous parler un peu du patrimoine de la
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An environmental PARadISe?

Posted on 9 May 2018 by Rosalind Farr

                                                                                                                                                Salut! Ça va? Les deux mois que j’ai déjà passé à Paris ont été fantastiques. C’est une ville magnifique et il y a beaucoup à faire ici. Je suis toujours très occupée soit en travaillant à l’école ou en explorant la ville, mais je ne changerais pas cela! Le sujet de ce blog est
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Lingomap: Food & Drink

Posted on 18 April 2018 by Katy Stone

Bonjour à tous et à toutes ! Today’s blog will cover the topic of Food & Drink. There are so many delicious specialities offered by French cuisine, it’s hard to choose between them! However, I will focus on some delicacies of the Rhône-Alpes (the region where I am currently studying). Food – La Nourriture La
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In Paris…with me

Posted on 6 April 2018 by Rosalind Farr

                                                                                                                                              Bonjour encore! Cette fois je suis à Paris. Pour quatre mois, mars-juillet, je vais travailler (en tant qu’assistante anglaise) dans une école secondaire à Malakoff, une banlieue (suburb) de Paris. Les enfants ont un âge similaire à ceux que j’ai enseigné en Allemagne. Dans cette école, j’ai beaucoup plus de responsabilités: j’ai environ 12 classes
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LingoMap: Entertainment and Leisure

Posted on 3 March 2018 by Eloisa Payne

Bonjour tout le monde, j’espère que vous allez bien ! Bienvenue à mon deuxième blog pour LingoMap ! Ayant été donné le sujet plutôt général du divertissement et les loisirs, je vais parler de mes voyages à la fois en France et ailleurs cette année. Annecy Annecy, a small town in the Alps is one of the first places I visited during my
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LingoMap: Festivals and Celebrations

Posted on 1 March 2018 by Bayan Ali

  Bonjour ! Bienvenue sur mon deuxième article pour Lingomap Routes into Languages. Le sujet de cet article est les festivals et célébrations en France. Quand j’ai déménagé à Nantes, j’ai vraiment été surprise de voir à quel point la ville est festive parce qu’il semble toujours y avoir un événement en cours. La durée de
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Lingomap: Health and fitness

Posted on 25 February 2018 by Katy Stone

Salut et bienvenue à mon blog sur la santé et la forme physique ! I am currently in my second semester at Université Savoie Mont Blanc in Chambéry. Thanks to its location in the mountainous Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, the town boasts an impressively wide range of sports and activities, promoting health and fitness. When
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Lingomap: Health and Fitness

Posted on 22 January 2018 by Eloisa Payne

Bonjour tout le monde ! Bienvenue à mon premier blog pour Routes into Languages Lingomap. Je m’appelle Eloisa et maintenant je suis en troisième année de français et allemand à l’Université Cardiff. Pour mon année à l’étranger, j’ai étudié à l’Université Catholique de Lyon pour le premier semestre, et je vais à Universität zu Köln
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Adventures In Chambéry.

Posted on 21 January 2018 by Hannah Qunibi

Bonjour tout le monde! Bienvenue à mon blog! Je viens de passer le premier semestre de mon année à l’étranger à Chambéry qui est une toute petite ville au sud de la France. J’ai étudié à l’université Savoie Mont Blanc et je suis passée beaucoup de bons moments là-bas, je n’ai pas voulu partir ! Il
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Lingomap: Health and fitness

Posted on 20 January 2018 by Emily James

I spent the first semester of my year abroad in a town called Chambery, in the Rhône-alpes region of France (South East). The town itself was quite quiet, but because it was located in such a mountainous region, there was a huge range of sports available to do.   I was super nervous that when
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LingoMap: Technology and Social Media

Posted on 20 January 2018 by Katy Stone

Bonjour tout le monde ! (Hello everybody!) Ça va ? (How are you?) This is my first submission for the Routes into Languages LingoMap blog. As you can see from my profile, I am a third year History and French student at Cardiff University, currently on my year abroad studying at Université Savoie Mont Blanc
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Bois de Boulogne: Ladies of the Day!

Posted on 13 October 2017 by Natasha Holmes

Call me naïve, a country bumpkin. Call me what you will. But until today, prostitution was an almost abstract idea. A practice confined to BBC Three documentaries, the windows of Amsterdam and 19th century French literature. One is never really exposed to much of the sex industry in the sleepy border villages of home. When
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What next?..

Posted on 7 June 2017 by Harriet Codd

Well, well, well. We have reached our final post in the LingoMap program. I hope you have all enjoyed these blogs and can at least take something away from each of them! Now that us university students have come to the end of our blessed Year Abroad (how time flies!), it’s now back to reality and
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Cheap Dreams

Posted on 10 April 2017 by Llewelyn

Wow, it’s been a really long time since I wrote an entry here, so I guess I should start by quickly reviewing the last month or so…basically I’ve been pretty busy at work, especially as the high season is starting to roll around, meaning that we’ve had more and more bookings to deal with.  That,
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Lingo Map: Bon Voyage!

Posted on 4 February 2017 by Emily Seaborne

Hey everyone! For my second blog I’ve been assigned the topic of Entertainment and Leisure and there isn’t a better opportunity to tell you all about my travels around France! I have been so lucky to be placed as a language assistant in the Provence-Alpes- Cote d’Azur region for my Year Abroad. There are so many
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LingoMap: Mon temps libre dans la ville rose

Posted on 28 January 2017 by Melissa Tavares

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you’ve all had a lovely break and that the new term is going well.  As for me, I’ve just moved to Granada (literally three days ago) so I’m adapting to another beautiful culture and my brain keeps mixing both languages, I keep saying “Pardon” instead of “Perdona”! Today, I thought
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Ma Ville Rose!

Posted on 23 December 2016 by Melissa Tavares

  Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a great term!  Today’s topic is “Self and other’s” which is perfect as I just got home from my first semester abroad and it’s great to reflect on my experience so far. For the past 4 months, I’ve been living it up in the south of France
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La Ville Rose!

Posted on 20 December 2016 by Harriet Codd

Hiiii guys, this is my first blog for Globetrotters and the LingoMap program, so I thought I’d just check in to say a quick ‘salut’ to everybody and hope you’ve all had a fandabadosey semester / term! Well, yesterday I finished my 6-month internship (yay yay yay!) after working in Toulouse for 6 months. What
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A Bittersweet Bank Holiday

Posted on 20 July 2016 by Hebe Fletcher

The 14th of July marks Bastille day in France, commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789. It was a long bank holiday weekend with no classes on the Thursday or the Friday. Many students went away for the weekend but lots of us stayed to see the celebrations and enjoy the Parisian sunshine. Fireworks
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Introductions

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Hebe Fletcher

The Friday before classes started, we had our orientation at Sciences Po. Do you remember the painful small talk of the first week on university that left everyone wanting to print the answers to the generic questions on a T-Shirt? Eventually it starts to sound like some sort of Academics Anonymous meeting; ‘Hi, my name
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Leaving so soon?

Posted on 28 February 2015 by Kathryn Muldoon

Unlike those who have the luxury of spending an entire year putting down roots in one city, my semester in Lyon quickly came to a close. Just as I’d started to become really quite comfortable with the city and the wonderful people I’d met there, it was time to leave. Since I had really neglected
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Erasmus: The first few days

Posted on 3 January 2015 by Chloë Hathway

The first week of the year abroad is possibly one of the most challenging and daunting of your life so far, but don’t let that put you off! Although it was difficult and stressful, it was also a huge learning curve, and is well worth working through as you reap the benefits later on! As
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The start of my time in Chambéry, France

Posted on 21 December 2014 by Alice Whelan

I am a French and Spanish third year student at Cardiff University, currently in south-east France in the small Alpine city of Chambéry. For the first semester of my Year Abroad I am studying here at the Université de Savoie, before heading to Spain in February to focus on my Spanish at the Universidad de
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Making it to Nantes

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Chloë Hathway

Bonjour from France! I’m a third year BA French & Italian student, currently on my Year Abroad which is a compulsory component of my degree (lucky me!). Although I’ve been living in France for almost three months now (!), I thought I would start by telling you all how I managed to get here in
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Coucou, tout le monde!

Posted on 26 November 2014 by Kathryn Muldoon

Three very eventful months into the first stage of my Erasmus story, it’s probably time to reflect a little on my time so far in Lyon. And why is it that I’m in Lyon, you may ask? As a French (and German, but more on that in a few months) student, I’m given straight off
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