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The One Year Review

JEMMA’S REVIEW wHAT SHE HAS TO SAY ABOUT BABYLANGUES

The one year review of one of our instructors! Thank you Jemma for sharing this year with us! Babylangues provides English speaking jobs in France since 2008.

“Back in October 2015 I wrote one of my first articles about my, as of then, new job here in Paris with Babylangues. You can read my previous article here.

Fast forward and it is now July 2016. We are now well into the summer holidays and for me this means that my time with Babylangues has come to an end.

I can’t express my gratitude, to all the Babylangues team, enough for all the hard work they put in. They helped me to make it to Paris in the first place and therefore will always have a special place in my heart and I really felt that I should end my time by going over the highs and the lows (of which luckily there was only a couple) of the year.

And before I begin I would like to note that I am doing this purely by my own intentions.

The Highlights

There are many very special moments.

My top one being the amazing family that I was so lucky to be matched to. I couldn’t have asked for better and even though I will not be able to work with them next year I know that we will still keep in contact. Other moments include; The wide range of activities suggested to help the children, the support (especially from Pamela and Priscillia) when there has been a problem, the special events put on by Babylangues (I couldn’t make it to many of them but the ones I did go to I had a great time and made new friends) and amongst many other things the most prized of them all is the experience and the chance to hone in my knowledge and skills and finally find who I am and what I truely want to do in life.

The Low-lights

The low-lights are not bad and I really cannot blame Babylangues for them as they worked so hard to help where they could and so really ‘Low-lights’ should come with an asterisk next to it “*mainly things I couldn’t avoid

The one thing that I felt so disappointed about had to be the failed second family. I was originally due to work with two families but due to certain circumstances I was unable to work with one and the couple of others that I met just didn’t quite match with me. I cannot fault the effort of anyone just at the end of the day things didn’t work out and that was a shame. Another one of the harder moments was when I had to head back home at very short notice. I actually want to thank Babylangues for being so kind during this moment and for doing all you could to get a replacement in.

The overview

Asking me to review the whole year is very tough. It’s one of those things that I just ‘know’ but cannot quite find the right words for but I will give it a go.

It was fun, exciting, difficult, tiring, eye-opening, shocking, surprising, simple, relaxed ect ect. Yes I think you get the picture. It was a mixed bag of emotions, but I don’t for one minute regret any of it. In fact thanks to Babylangues allowing me this opportunity my social skills are better, I don’t suffer from the same level of anxiety I used to several years ago anymore, I’ve met lots of people outside of the company too and that’s the amazing thing. Just being given the opportunity to explore the world can lead to so many great things and for me it has lead to making amazing friends, taking up new activities and next year going back into Education to try and obtain the CAP (certificat d’aptitude professionnel) in childcare.

As I originally said in my first article

When you have a job that doesn’t feel like a job you know you are doing something right.

and that couldn’t be more true. I never felt like work was “work”. Yes it was hard at times but that is all part of the challenge but at no point did I ever feel bored by it.

Now if this all sounds a little bit like something you might like doing here’s what you need to do.

Visit their website http://job-in-france.babylangues.com/apply/ and fill out the quick application form. You don’t have to tell them I sent you but if you want to that’s great too!

So my final word…

Thank you Babylangues. You opened the door not only to France for me but also to my own mind and for that I will forever be grateful

Jemma F”

You can read Jemmas’blog here.

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