I started an intensive beginners course through the Auckland Alliance Francaise tonight. I was keen to sign up earlier but would have missed the course based on our initial departure date (would have been tomorrow). The course goes for two weeks, two hours each night. There are 10 of us in the class, the average age is about 26 but this would be 18 if it were not for myself and two other students.
The Auckland branch of the Alliance is good and I would recommend joining if you lived in Auckland and were interested in anything French. http://www.alliance-francaise.co.nz/
Monday, 14 January 2008
First time my phone was not in its special slot in my handbag and I missed a call from the French Consulate!!!!
Very frustrating I was driving along and could hear my phone ringing but when I went to grab it, alas I could not find it. Anyway the Consulate left me a message saying they had contacted Paris on Friday to check on the visas and were still awaiting a reply but suggested we should hear this week.
Yahoo, I feel we are close.