Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Me & My Classmates @Alliance Française de Manille

When I first started at Alliance Française de Manille, I thought it would be difficult for me because tagalog is a bit difficult for me. I am not fluent with tagalog coz I am a cebuana. The way I pronounced the words is really different and people can easily tell I think that I am from Visayas area. But anyways, the dialect was never a hindrance for me to enjoy my french studies in this institution. I had a very good teacher there and she was Madale Yolie de las Alas. I once emailed her when I arrived here in France and she gave me the news update on what's going on at Alliance. My group in this institution was really fun and humoristic. It was never boring for me coz I have classmates who are fun to be with, nice, very friendly and we all have 1 thing in common...to go somewhere and eat. Oh yeah, we all loved to eat. After the class, we met eachother at the lobby and headed directly to the place where we wanted to go for lunch. I miss this class very much because Madame Yolie always made a joke to us and oh she teached the lesson very well ha and she really knows how to make the class very alive. I salute her really! Learning a foreign language is a bit difficult and boring if the teacher doesn't know how to make it exciting and fun for the students. I love it when I am learning and enjoying at the same time and this is exactly my experience in Manila.
But anyways, photos below are evidences that we love to eat and to speak french kahit na puro "OUI" yung sagot hehehe or baluktot yung grammar. Shhhhh!

Merci Alex for being the chauffeur everytime we go out hehehe. Sa uulitin!
In San Juan, Manila. We were at the Chinese Resto


In Makati. Sorry I forgot the name of the resto.


At Glorietta Mall with Madame Yolie. This was during our last day of the class. After here, we went in San Juan and we did Videoke

2 comments:

rowena said...

Hi Francine, my sis also studied in that language school before. I also applied to learn the French language offered free by the DFA but I flunk the test because I kept on laughing while listening to my headset, I can't follow the french words correctly, he he. Btw, the Makati Resto is the Bacolod Inasal and the last one is Mangan in Glorietta. I know, super lakwatsera ako. LOL

Retty N, Hakim said...

Hi, do you have the e-mail address of Yolie de Las Alas? She was my longtime friend, but I can't send mail through her old e-mail address.