Author Archives: Becky Jill

Day 4: La Spécialiste de la Nature

Isn’t this little guy adorable? He’s a taxidermy bird on display in the Museum of Natural History in Nantes, France.   This year I’m heading back to summer camp to work with the little kiddos for 7 weeks. They’ve asked me … Continue reading

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Day 3: Warm Days, Cool Nights

This is a super creamy, not too sweet French ice cream that was delightfully on sale at Whole Foods! Normally $7-$8, it was an irresistible $5. Mint Chip – my fave. One of the main differences between French and American … Continue reading

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Day 2: Fluent Forever

Anyone who is looking to acquire a new language should read this book! It’s a balanced approach to the science of language acquisition, and most efficient way to go about it. I’ve been studying French for years, but I’ve never focused … Continue reading

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Starting Fresh – Day 1

I just got back from an extended trip through Northern France, and so I thought I’d pick up this goal again. Can I keep my language skills solid on my own? The picture above is of Les Anneaux, a series … Continue reading

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New Year, New Things to Try

I started this blog years ago as a way to connect with my students outside the classroom. In the beginning, I was great about writing every week or so, but I petered out as time went on. Last semester was … Continue reading

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So Long, Summer

I packed up my beach bag this morning and stashed it away in the closet for another year. School starts tomorrow, and it’s time to make room for more serious things. Still, I had a great summer! I kicked things … Continue reading

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Keep the Owl Happy

DuoLingo is my daily French app. I log in 6 days a week, and spend maybe 5 minutes doing a set of French exercises. The app’s mascot is this bright green owl, and he’s only happy when you practice. You … Continue reading

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