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[personal profile] beboots
 Hey guys!

So I checked my e-mail this morning, and I found THIS in my inbox: 
Hello,
Congratulation!
Your application for a position as a Teaching English Assistant in France for the year 2011/2012 has been approved.
Your application will be forwarded to the Academy (school board) of ROUEN for an high school level which is a 7 months contract.
Before giving you the next procedures regarding your visa, could you please confirm that you are accepting this position ?
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Regards,

Félicitation!
Votre candidature pour un poste d’assistant de langue anglaise en France a été retenue pour l’année 2011/2012.
Votre dossier sera proposé à l’académie de ROUEN pour une affectation au niveau secondaire d’une durée de 7 mois.
Avant de vous donner plus d'informations concernant les démarches à faire pour votre visa, je souhaiterais que vous me confirmiez que vous acceptez bien ce poste.
Dans l'attente de votre réponse,
Cordialement,
[NAME OF THE WONDERFUL LADY AT THE FRENCH EMBASSY IN OTTAWA]

All of those tears and stress have finally paid off! I'm so happy I didn't just give up when I found out my application was late! <3 <3 <3 Now I have to apply for a working Visa, do research about the city, find a place to live... BUT I HAVE A JOB! It begins October 1st, so I'll probably leave for France in the first week or so of September... <3 <3 <3 I am super excited! :D 

Date: 2011-03-28 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shamanessa-wolf.livejournal.com
Wow congratulations dear, you did it! Yay:) I'm happy for you! Good luck with your new job!

Date: 2011-03-28 04:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
Thank you! :) I'm thinking positive thoughts your way, too, for your job interview in Barcelona!

Date: 2011-03-28 05:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] feral-shrew.livejournal.com
CONGRATULATIONS THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!

[Error: French translation broken, and broken Spanish is a poor alternative]

I'm so happy to hear that! I expect pictures and random French history and I'm completely jealous I want to go to the Lourve (don't judge my French spelling, I do Grecolatin). (Google said it's "Louvre." That still does not work quite well in my brain, but I was close.)

Anyway--OMG SO COOL!

Date: 2011-03-28 06:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
Oh god this journal will be FULL of photographs and random stories about France. :D JUST YOU WAIT. Super exciting! :D

Date: 2011-03-28 06:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] avocado-love.livejournal.com
YAAAAAY!!!! I KNEW YOU COULD DO IT!!!!!

This is going to be such an experience for you. I hope you update with many pictures and cool stories from France. I have the feeling this summer is going to go by sllooowly for you. ;D

Date: 2011-03-28 06:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
It really is completely unexpected, though, because there were so many boxes in the forms that I couldn't check off - no, I didn't have prior teaching experience, no I didn't have this, no I didn't have that... Perhaps my strong French ability pulled me through? And the fact that I pushed for it, against the odds? Enthusiasm = good?

And don't worry - this journal will be FULL of stuff about France, never fear! :D You guys will be my anglophone (AKA English-speaking) contact while living in a francophone environment. It occurs to me that aside from the kids in class and my family, I'll be living and breathing in French for seven months... Hopefully, this kind of contact will allow me to keep up my English as well! ;)

EXCITE. <3 <3 <3

Date: 2011-03-28 06:40 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kuiskata
Félicitations! \o/

This is AWESOME news! :DDDD (You will have to tell me all about it when I see you in an hour and a half!)

Date: 2011-03-28 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mightyinkas.livejournal.com
YAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I'm so happy for you, and so incredibly jealous at the same time! LOL

This is the most awesome news. Go forth and celebrate!!!

Date: 2011-03-28 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] especially.livejournal.com
oh my goodness! I'm terribly jealous.

Date: 2011-03-28 11:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
Congratulations, 'Boots! This sounds completely awesome! Keep us updated? :D

Date: 2011-03-29 01:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
For sure, on all accounts! :D

Date: 2011-03-29 03:26 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-03-30 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anyjen.livejournal.com
CONGRATS!!

I'm so happy for you, sweety. X3

For how long is this jobgoing to be? Are there possibilities of it becoming your permanent occupation?

Date: 2011-03-30 04:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anyjen.livejournal.com
Sorry, read the other comments too late. Seven months, is it? Sounds like a great experience!!

Date: 2011-03-30 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
I'm super excited about it! :D I will blog quite a bit about France, I'm sure... and if you want, you can get postcards from there as well. :)

Date: 2011-04-01 04:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anyjen.livejournal.com
Yay, postcards!! X3

Date: 2011-03-31 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] boko.livejournal.com
Woohoo, I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!

God that sounds exciting :D Overseas eh? I might have missed it earlier, but have you been to this part of France before?

Date: 2011-03-31 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
I've never been to Rouen, but I have spent a month and a bit in Lille, a few hours away, closer to Belgium. So at least I won't have to learn an entirely new dialect of French? ;)

Date: 2011-04-01 03:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dayadhvam-triad.livejournal.com
Wow! Congratulations! :DDDD Good thing you kept going with that app! Amazing, so so amazing. You rock. :)

Where will you be in France (or is that determined yet)? As for housing, maybe you could poke around Metafilter or Ask Metafilter--there are always lots of tips to be found there.

Date: 2011-04-01 09:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beboots.livejournal.com
Super exciting! :D It looks like I'll be in Rouen, but I could be anywhere in that "academie", or organizational district, not necessarily in the city itself... although I would love that. ;) Apparently it's famous for it's cathedrals? And for being gorgeous? It's also very close to Paris, like, weekend-trip close. :3

There's a website for youths who are studying/working in France temporarily that helps you find accommodation, but I'll keep that recommendation in mind! I can't actually start looking for a place to live until I get my contract, which could be from anywhere between May and early September. THEN I can find a place nearby the school where I'll be working. :)

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