Tag Archives: Collège

Laïcité, faith, and freedom of speech the French way

Charlie Hebdo fait la une. A detail from the front page of ‘Le Parisien’ newspaper, 20th Sept, 2012

Miracle Maid is a Bilingual British Blogger based in the Grésivaudan who writes and rants in French and English. She shares a recent post with Grenoble Life. Continue reading Laïcité, faith, and freedom of speech the French way

Register now for September auditions with Wing It and Floodlight

Auditions now for Wing It & Floodlight

Grenoble-based youth theatre Wing It and sister organisation Floodlight are currently casting for their upcoming English-language productions. Hélène, Vicki and Katie tell us more. Continue reading Register now for September auditions with Wing It and Floodlight

5 tips to help your kids integrate into their new French school

Salle de classe. Photo by letrusko

Just in time for la rentrée, French teacher Marie Verrey shares her top tips for newly arrived expats hoping to integrate their children into the French school system. Continue reading 5 tips to help your kids integrate into their new French school

Wing It – songs, dancing, and stomping!

A detail from the poster 'Greece, The Play'

We chat to Hélène, Katie and Vickie of Wing It Productions about a new play they are putting on at Théâtre Prémol with young people from the Grenoble area.

Continue reading Wing It — songs, dancing, and stomping!

Wing it Productions reveals all (or almost)

Wing It Productions logo

Grenoble Life talks to Hélène Perrin-Gouron, Vicki Bernard and Katie Coakley – aka Wing It Productions – a new English theatre group for secondary school pupils in and around Grenoble. Continue reading Wing it Productions reveals all (or almost)

Grenoble Life meets The Cake Shop’s Paul Waters

Paul Waters at The Cake Shop

Grenoble Life meets Paul Waters, The Cake Shop‘s young British pâtissier, to ask him about leaving the UK to make British and American style cakes in France. Continue reading Grenoble Life meets The Cake Shop’s Paul Waters

French education: more IS better … for a while

A filled blackboard. Photo: Rainer Ebert

In response to criticism of the education system on Grenoble Life and from the Anglophone community in France, Iain Smears mounts a passionate defence of French schooling. Continue reading French education: more IS better … for a while

Cité Scolaire Internationale’s Music Club

 

'my guitar'. Photo Chewy Chua
'my guitar'. Photo: Chewy Chua

Gregg West is an American history and geography teacher at Cité Scolaire Internationale. He also handles the school pantomime, organic gardening club, interpersonal communication classes, and music club, which he has written about here for Grenoble Life. Continue reading Cité Scolaire Internationale’s Music Club