An Irish student shares the highs and lows of her first year studying abroad in a new system, a new subject and a new language at a French university.
Many of us bash the French school system because our teens are subject to rigorous requirements, tough grading, and receive sparse encouragement from their teachers; while “at home” teachers encourage their students and reward them with easy grading.
It’s hard to believe that just one month ago I was landing in New York with a very busy schedule and some important decisions to make. Now it’s time to go back to school in Paris. Yes, the dreaded “rentrée” has arrived. But before I return to sneakers, alarm clocks and the airless metro wagons of line 13 (or as I call it: purgatory on wheels), let me recap my summer.
Don't miss Bloom and Paris College Day, two key Paris events for English-speaking newcomers that could help you better navigate your life in France and make the right educational choice for your university-bound kids.
Within the French education system, the transition from maternelle (pre-school) to primaire (primary school) is an exciting and huge step for children. The Cours Préparatoire (or CP) is the first year of primaire, or primary school. AAWE is holding "Moving Up to CP" at the American Library of Paris to offer parents insights and practical advice to help their children thrive in this next stage of their education.
Has the increasingly stressful process of finding that perfect school for our kids gone a bit over the top? Our Man in the Kitchen has some thoughts and a comforting beefaroni recipe to share...
Coach Jane Mobille offers career advice for teens (and their parents) on how to pursue a path that is both financially stable and personally fulfilling.
Our Motherhood Diarist explores the way parents can turn worry about education issues into productive thinking for the future.
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