Category Archives: Education in France

There’s more to Life than Education

As a responsible parent, we all strive to give our children the best start in life we possibly can.  I think sometimes though we tend to focus too much on certain aspects of the process without stepping back and considering … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the English!

One big challenge when bringing up English speaking children in a foreign speaking country, is when and how to introduce written English.  It’s one thing to expect a child to learn to speak two languages at the same time, but … Continue reading

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Zis iz ow we speek English

In my last post Children Learning to be Bilingual. I was discussing how our youngest children speak French with a local French accent and speak English with an English accent.  English is afterall their mother tongue.  However, we were talking … Continue reading

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French Children Don’t Talk Back!

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the behavior of French children compared to British. It’s apparent when living here that French children are better behaved. They are generally more obedient, polite and respectful than the British youth. I’ve often marveled … Continue reading

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A little bit of background

In the UK I was a mother of three and an IT Trainer, my husband Gary was a Lecturer in Horticulture and between us we ran a Guest House on the Kent Coast. We moved to France in 2004 and … Continue reading

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