After 18 months of language training, today was the last lesson with one of my students.
A bittersweet feeling, as my task is complete, the student is happy, but I will miss her.
I always feel a bit of a loss when a training is over.
I learn from my students, about them, their cultures, their ideas, but also about my own language knowledge, as there are always questions asked by someone that leads me to go look why some aspect of the language is the way it is.
In this instance, my student needed to work on her language skills as well as cultural awareness to not only feel integrated into the French society, as a newcomer and a mother of young children but also find a job compatible with her high skills in a competitive market. She needed to acquire fluency and confidence and cultural awareness. She is now off to meet recruiters and blow them away with her wonderful French skills coloured with a delightful barely-there foreign accent.
As for me, I'll be concentrating on the other 19 individual students from different countries that I have the pleasure and privilege to teach tailor-made contents in either French or Portuguese right now.
Did I mention how much I love teaching languages?
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