Classes started this week so I’ve been busy meeting my new students–and some who are not new but are brave enough to come back for more. I’m especially psyched to be teaching Gender Studies again and teaching my Special Topics class “Women, Writers, and the Marriage Plot” for the first time. Been trying to spare a brain cell for study abroad in Paris next summer as well. Luckily I’ve got the Internet to keep me motivated:
- Multiple smart perspectives in favor of multilingualism. Foreign language teaching, of course, is not my field, but I’m a language fanatic and this article’s explanation of the limitations of International English is excellent.
- Paris travel tips. This American has totally been guilty of not wanting to take the time to sit down at a café. This American has learned the error of her ways.
- Libération: Have the French become friendly and welcoming? “Americans are the most pleasantly surprised” by French people’s welcoming attitude, according to a survey. Even Charles de Gaulle airport is well regarded.
Our first organizational meeting for study abroad is September 8. Definitely looking forward to it.