I don’t teach anymore

Impertinent Moi, Uncategorized

Life update: It’s a bittersweet feeling but yesterday at 7.30 P.M., I stopped teaching for good. I never thought the day would come! Teaching used to be a passion. As you know, the salary was a joke, the work conditions were laughable. The only thing I was happy about was meeting new people. Classes with […]

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Great Teacher, Great Student (Part 2)

Impertinent Moi, Teacher's Secrets!, Uncategorized

Have you missed the first part? http://impertinentfrench.com/2016/04/25/great-teacher-great-student-part-1/ A Great Teacher :                                                                        A Great Student: 4. listens to her/his students. If […]

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Snob? Me?

Impertinent Moi, Uncategorized

I refuse to eat on a paper / plastic plate. I refuse to drink an excellent coffee in a paper cup. I exclusively drink Evian water, except when I am in California or in Vienna, Austria. I HATE plastic cutlery. I eat falafel with knife and fork You would never find any paper napkins in […]

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I Love Hong Kong

Globe-Trotting, Impertinent Lifestyle, Traveling Around

The Austrian Husband and I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport in December, 2014. After the very fast and efficient customs process, we hit the octopus card counter. My first bit of Hong Kong was this airport; so much cuteness everywhere! Very different from all other airports I’ve been in so far. At that moment, […]

May 22, 2016

The Day I Became Unfaithful

Impertinent Lifestyle, Impertinent Moi

During our stay in California, we drove a little bit around because… just because! On our way to Pasadena, Austrian Husband and I stopped at Intelligenstia Coffee in Silver Lake Los Angeles for our morning double espresso and macchiato that prevent us from going into a funk. http://www.intelligentsiacoffee.com/location/silver-lake-coffeebar We hadn’t had any breakfast, so we were […]

May 18, 2016

Racism in France

Impertinent Moi, Traveling Around

I spent my childhood in France without having to endure any racist remarks (lucky me!). Why’s that? I grew up in France in the 80s. At that time, no one in my entourage gave a damn about race or religion. I remember absolutely every student at the high school cafeteria pretending to be Muslim to […]

May 3, 2016

Great Teacher, Great Student (Part 1)

Impertinent Moi, Teacher's Secrets!

She/He is One Heck Of A Great French Teacher because she/he: She/He’s one Heck Of A Great American Student because she/he: 1. arrives 5-10 minutes early to set everything up. You don’t want to spend the first 10 minutes of your 60- minute expensive session watching her/him looking for her/his book, material… O.K. maybe she/he […]

April 25, 2016