The BusiChic Network series looks at opportunities to network.
Last month, after long days at work poring over reports and paperwork, I found myself sitting in a classroom that was thankfully unlike any other I’d been in before. Case in point, my view:
My fellow students were a varied and interesting bunch with day jobs across film, engineering, not-for-profit, medicine and finance.
So other than to meet an interesting lot of people, why study another language in your free time? Some were doing it in preparation for travel to French-speaking countries. I do it because I’m interested in language, particularly how different languages use different phrases.
“In French, we do not ‘like’ inanimate objects like you do in English. So a shop assistant will not ask “do you like these shoes?” but “do these shoes please you?’”
~ and so Jacqueline explained to my Level 4 French class at Dagmar Rousset.
As a fashion blogger, it’s quite tempting to share an image and say “I LOVE HIS SHOE LACES.” Now reflecting upon the fact that shoe laces are inanimate objects that will not love me back, I’d rephrase to highlight what characteristics of the shoes please me, “The fact that this BusiChic gent is wearing two different coloured shoe laces caught my eye.”
Our teacher, the very fabulous Jacqueline, was the perfect amount of animation and humour required to keep these 1.5 hour sessions dynamic.
That’s my French class! An unusual way to network perhaps but one that I’ve found obviously found invaluable.
Interested in attending the Dagmar Rousset French School << click there to reach the school!
Do you learn a language too? Any phrases that you’ve found interesting which you can share?
Have an event I should cover? Invite me cheryl[at]businesschic[dot]com[dot]au