16 years old
How did you hear about Tersac?
When I decided to come to France, I began to search the web for schools. I came accross the website for Tersac and I was very impressed. So I decided to come here.
Why did you decide to study / speak French?
I am doing it as a subject for the Leaving Cert (Irish bac). I want improve at Tersac to help my Leaving Cert result. I also visit France a lot, so knowing the language is a huge benefit. I think it’s a really nice country, and so I’m considering going to college here. So I would need a very high level of French. If I did eventually get a high level of French, I could end up getting a job in France, or in a French speaking country, and maybe end up leaving here.
Do you think you have improved since you came? Explain.
Yes, I think I have improved hugely. In Ireland, I only studied written French. Therefore, I found it very hard to comprehend and speak the language. Since coming here, I understand oral French much better and have started to speak better. I still find it hard to understand what some students are saying, depending on their accent, and how fast they speak. I can now kind of hold a conversation whereas before coming I could barely speak the language.
What is your school project? What do you want to do in the future (job)?
I plan to do well in school and go to a good college / university. Once I get a good degree I plan to work as an apprentice at a business and learn the trade. When I am confident in my ability, I have to create my own business. Who knows…that business could end up being in France!
What will you remember most about your stay here?
I will remember the people who I met here and the experiences that I spent with them. I met lots of good people here and had lots of fun. I am probably going to remember my crazy week-end in Paris with Charles also.