Due to the fact that I’m already back home in Germany we had another virtual meeting. We planned to do something like a city tour and I prepared one about Paris for Hanna. Filled with experiences and sights from my last trip to Paris (and of course pictures too). And we were talking about the tour and the monuments.
I was in Stockholm before Christmas, so Hanna didn’t have to prepare one for me but we talked about my impressions of the city and compared them with her experience of Sweden and Stockholm.
Another topic of our meeting was the attack on ‘Charlie Hebdo’ and the march in Paris these days. We both explained our thoughts about that, which were somehow similar but there were also some differences. It was really good to talk about that.
I liked this course very much. My partner Hanna took me around a lot and everywhere was an excellent environment to learn Swedish (and of course teach French too). I think this type of free learning is very good for learning languages and other cultures, because for learning some languages – French is definitely one of them – you have to understand not only grammar and vocabulary but also the spirit / l’esprit of a language and the culture behind it. It would have been easier for me to teach German (my mother tongue) but it was such a great experience to teach French in English too, that I’m glad that I did it. Learning Swedish as a German is very funny sometimes but also challenging, because if you think something is similar it isn’t. But on the other hand you can understand so many things just by guessing from English or German.
So big Thanks to Hanna and of course to Henri and TAMK that you made this EOTO experience possible for me – it definitely enhanced my ERASMUS experience.
Hello everyone !
I hope your Erasmus time is going great! I finally had my first meeting with my French buddy Ugo for Each One teach one course!
After visiting many countries such as Sweden, Norway, Estonia etc… I finally returned to Tampere!
I chose to do my each one teach one with Ugo because we know each other since the day we arrived. The fact that I already have French knowledge has been a real starting point in our discussion. But I really want to improve my skills and Ugo seems to be the right person!
Today we went buying our Halloween costume for Tuesday party and we really enjoyed that moment. We tried many costume and Ugo selected a Batman costume he’s childhood hero.
Ugo taught me words I forgot such as colours, and parts of the body and clothes translation:
Tête = Head
Chapeau = Hat
Pull = Sweatshirt
T-shirt = T-shirt
Ceinture = Belt
Pantalon = Pants
Chaussures = Shoes
Beside of it I was able to speak again using the different verbs I remembered:
Avoir and Être (To have, to be) and use it in different situation.
J’ai Je suis
Tu as Tu es
Il a Il est
Nous avons Nous sommes
Vous avez Vous êtes
Ils ont Ils sont
This a picture Ugo took about me wearing my future Halloween costume: I will be a Mexican guy and my mustache will look awesome!
After buying our costumes we went to McDonalds to get a coffee and talk about where exactly we were from and about our childhood.
Ugo was raised in a city 100km south of Paris and moved at the age of 10 to a city called Bordeaux in the south west of France. I already knew where it was because I lived in south of France for 4 months, in Montpellier, which is south too but on the east part of France.
We are looking forward to know more about each other but I already feel confortable again with French. Ugo mentioned me that we were gonna watch some French comedies and listen to some famous French bands and artists and I am very excited about it.