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My first cruise ever!!

For this session, Joona and me decided to do something special so it does not feel too repetitive to always have the session at the same place or time. So we organized with our friends a cruise to Tallinn and back. It was short but really nice to enjoy the boat and time with friends. It was my first time ever so quite stressing but also excited 😀

During the cruise, it was challenging for me as we decided beforehand that we would speak Finnish, there were no special topic of learning, it was mostly talking about Finnish culture for students and improving my understanding of Finnish. It was enjoyable to see how much I can understand even if speaking is still quite hard as I am afraid to not be understood. We worked on that and I feel a little bit more comfortable talking in Finnish now. This is the view from the balcony when we left Helsinki on Friday evening.

For the teaching part, it mainly focused on Joona´s objectives to learn useful French words and sentences for a trip to Paris. And, as in Paris it is really common for tourists to enjoy the boat cruise on the Seine, we decided to take advantage of our cruise ship and I talked to him about the cruise opportunities in Paris and how it works to reserve it either in advance or straight in the city. Some new words were learned and overall it was interesting for me to talk about that topic because I studied French tourism for several years and it is always nice to share my knowledge about something I know good.

I had a really good time during this cruise and it feels good to know a little bit more about Finnish culture, musics and to visit someplace that is apparently common for Finnish people to visit: Tallinn. I am really looking forward to our next Each One Teach One session next week 😀 !

Second Meeting, Welcome to France

Welcome to France
time & place :
12:00-17:00 & y-campus in TAMK

Before this meeting, we also talked on facebook a lot. I found out that Guillaume likes K-pop a lot! Thanks for your interest 🙂
We arranged our meeting through Facebook. As three Korean girls go to Lapland and to Eruope for travel, we decided to have two meetings today. However, we thought this meeting was for only planning, so we were very surprised when we heard he prepared 30 presentation pages and many youtube videos. We felt sorry, but luckily, Soo also prepared some paper for basics o Korean language! so this day, we had very nice meetings about language and culture. Let’s see what we did this day 🙂

Warm up with Lunch!
We didn’t jumped into the main meeting immediately, we warmed up with eating at TAMK cafeteria. We all agreed that student cafeterias are so good which are so cheap and offer nice nutrient food!

Let me Introduce Great Lecturer Guillaume!
After having pleasant lunch, we found a nice place to have a lecture which was one of big rooms in y-campus. Guillaume connected his laptop to the TV, so it became a professional lecture! He taught us so many things that we should write notes about his lecture. At the first of beginning, he introduced whole regions of France, and let us know about their traditional food and visits. As he explained about the whole France, it took long time, however, it was not boring at all 🙂 I remember Normandie, which has Mont-Saint Michel! It’s one of the most beautilful cathedrals in France, however, it looked very special as it was built on the small island. Also he taught little French language, which were numbers and simple dialogues. I learned some funny dialogues, to tranlate, it’s like this.
“I’m cold. Give me the alcohol. Thank you. I’m hot”
Also, we saw lots of videos, I could see the regional differences clearly. South Korea is so small that we don’t have regional differences anymore, so it was good to see the varieties.

Thank you Guillaume! I will try to compensate with a good lecture like you for your lecture! 🙂

Guillaume will post his lecture ppt.