Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Piper Lambert-Vail – France 2018 – Family Life

… … Family life in Vitré was very different for me from my family in America. Everything from the way the houses were set up to how we ate dinner. In Vitré, the neighborhood and the house that my family lived in were similar to the suburbs that I would pass on the way to […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Henry Livingston – France 2018 – Family Life

… … During my far too brief visit to Vitré France, I had the privilege of being graciously accommodated by a local host family who provided me with innumerable insights on the culture and country. Before arriving in Vitré I had no previous correspondence with my host family, therefore they knew relatively little about me […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Hannah Miller – France 2018 – Family Life

… … While living with my host family I went through a lot of different emotions. I went from super nervous to really happy and then when I had to leave I was very very sad. The very first day that I was with my family I was very uncomfortable and unsure about how it […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Dallas Zebrowski – France 2018 – Family Life

… … If my experience on the periphery of French family life can be summed up in one word, it would be close. Everything, from physical proximity, to inside jokes, to personal issues was common knowledge in my host-family. However, what deeply fascinated me was how the family included me within this closeness, almost without […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Brent Roberts – France 2018 – Family Life

… … My family life experience in France was great. I would go so far as to say that my experiences with them were my favorite part of the trip. The Melessike family (my host family) originated from Togo Africa. Because of this, I feel that my experience was quite unique in that I received […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Amanda Vitale – France 2018 – Family Life

… … Before traveling, the thought of staying with another family for a week seemed terrifying. I was mainly scared that my host family may not be able to speak or understand English well. I was also nervous to speak in French, knowing that I’d stumble or say something incorrect, especially since I only know […]

Aero: France 2018 - Family Life

Aero: Arvilla Mast – France 2018 – Family Life

… … The week in Paris was a whirlwind and I didn’t have time to worry about meeting my host family until the two hour train ride to Vitré. I needed some time to collect my scattered wits, but it was the fastest two hours of my life. Before I knew it, we were at […]

Spanish Vocabulary: House and Home – Basics

… Identify Spanish Vocabulary : House and Home – Basics el vocabulario español : la casa – los básicos Names of common places and objects at home. Describe various elements of living spaces. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Nouns – Basics LEAF Spanish Grammar: The Verb [ESTAR] with Location … Study el aire acondicionado : air […]

Spanish Reading Selections: Shopping at IKEA

… A word about reading texts in their original language: This is freaking hard! Yup. Languages can be complicated! Can’t I just use Google translate on this stuff and read it in English? I guess you could… Then why should I read this? Because reading texts like this can accelerate your language learning. So, what […]

French Vocabulary: The House – Basics

… Identify: French Vocabulary: The House – Basics le vocabulaire français: la maison – une introduction Common objects are found in homes all over the world. Identify and utilize the right objects to describe a variety of living spaces. Study: Learning to talk about the home can help you communicate your living accommodations to others! This can help […]