Feb 022010

Hey, my name is Sergio, 16 from Austin, Texas and I was reading your blog…neat stuff. I’m actually a Francophile, meaning I literally have an obsession with learning the French language. I am Mexican-American, obviously speaking both English and Spanish as my native languages and trying to learn French. I was actually wondering if it would be difficult for me to live in France, as an English or Spanish teacher or a civil engineer. I have already read Lola’s e-mail, [Read the rest]

Aug 202008

(asked by S.B. from… somewhere… apparently people don’t like to mention where they’re from when they ask questions) A few months ago, while visiting my American cousin in Paris (she is married to a French man) I was introduced to one of his friends.I’ve begun learning French and apparently he’s working on his English… We’re both in our mid-twenties.My question: He told me he’d like to spend a lot of time with me when I go back and take me [Read the rest]

Jun 222008

(asked by Leesa from Antony, France (and originally from San Diego, California)) Wow, this is a hard one… Well, it’s not hard to answer this question; it’s hard to answer it in just a few lines… Let’s start with the fact that France and the US belong to the same civilization -let’s call it the Western civilization- and for that reason the biggest mistake both French and American people do when dealing with the other culture is to assume that [Read the rest]