With my partner, Michael Ready, a Scottish guy, we decided to organize our first meeting point at Café Europa the 25th of September. I knew him before this first meeting. In fact, we have the same tutor in TAMK and we decided to do Each One Teach One together. He wants to improve his French and me my English, it is the good deal for us.
It was the first time, I saw him and I spent time with him without our tutor. I wanted to see his level in French. We took a coffee together and I started to speak in French. We started with the basics in French to remind him because he has stopped french language two years ago. I learnt more about him, where he lives, what he likes, what he studies, why he wants to learn French, about his family, and his whole life in Edinburgh.
To continue this meeting, we moved and we went to Stockmann. I teach him word in French for the different sectors:
Boulangerie – Bakery
Poissonnerie – Fishmonger’s shop
Boucherie – Butcher’s shop
Parfumerie – Perfume store
Maroquinerie – Leather store
Equipement de la maison – House equipment
Epicerie – Grocer’s shop
Then, in each sector I taught him the words for the principal products.
It was my first time I taught French to someone. It was a good experience for me and I am exciting to meet him again. I really enjoyed to do it. Moreover, it is very interesting to speak with him because it is not only French basics. He has a good accent, he understands very well and for me it is a pleasure to have conversation with him. We decided to speak French during this one and English during the next meeting. We have planned a meeting for Friday afternoon and Saturday evening to go to the sauna.