I just received an e-mail from Mildred Camille, my teacher at Cours de la Civilisation française de la Sorbonne. Mildred is the best teacher that I have ever met. As a 60 year old returning student in a class of 18-23 year olds, I felt uncertain and a little intimidated. I graduated from university long before they were born.
But Madame Camille was organized and thorough in her teaching and extremely clear and consistent in her expectations. Almost every week, we had a review test on Friday and a written composition for Monday. I have never seen so many thoughtful corrections in any composition. Madame corrected online and I could tell that sometimes she had laboured for hours on each page.
I devoted a lot of time to my studies when I was in France. Any time that I wondered about a turn of phrase, I e-mailed Madame and she replied. Each week, she made suggestions about museums that we could visit to learn more about French culture. I was able to make the most of my time in Paris.