Friday 3rd of October, for our second meeting, we decided to go in Finlayson Shopping Center. We went to a pub. We have already gone there with our tutor and we think it is a nice place to discuss with a drink. In this place we can find really good beers. I took one with honey and Michael took red wine. It was like a mix of culture for us. I am very happy to know he likes red wine, because I love it, I love wine. There were a lot of people, I think this place is very appreciated by Finnish people. This course was only in English to help me to improve my level, my vocabulary and my bad accent in English.
In fact, sometimes it is very difficult for me to be understood by other people. I presented him my life in Paris, the place to be, the best and bad neighborhoods, the typical romantic places or touristic places as Montmarte with Le Sacré Cœur, Saint Louis Island with Le Ponts des Arts, Eiffel Tower…
We talked about my friend who are in United Stated, United Kingdom, Mexico or Spain also for their Erasmus. It was very interesting to tell which countries we have already visited, and particularly which cities I have already visited in United Kingdom because his family is from there. We could compare our ideas and I could tell him what I saw when I was there. We spoke about Brighton, Bath, Bristol and London.
Moreover, one of my passion is to learn more and more about religion. All religions. This day was the day of Kippour, a Jewish (= this word is very complicated for me to pronounce) celebrity. So, we talked about the religion in France and in United Kingdom. I like to know how the different religions are integrated in a country.
For me, this course was very good because it helped me to gain more confidence in my English because sometimes I am shame of me and it is not easy for me to speak with other people. Moreover, I learn vocabulary and he corrected me when my word are not good. I liked to speak with him because I feel a good atmosphere to learn. I am very happy to do this course with him because I think he is a good teacher for me. I enjoyed this moment, it was very nice. I think we will do more meeting in French than in English, because I think it is better for him because I have a better level in English than him in French. Maybe twice a month it will be in English and three or four times a month in French.
We plan to go to the sauna the Saturday and to go to the observation tower in the forest to drink a hot chocolate and to eat donuts in same time I teach him French.