Cavesa wrote:-1st March, 00:16
It is so said. In nine hours, my last day in the CHU Bordeaux begins. I will try not to create a monster post. But I might fail. You've been warned.
That went quick! What are your thoughts about Bordeaux itself? I spent a number of days there 6 years ago now, and was pleasantly surprised (I had a pre-conceived notion that it wasn't going to impress me).
Cavesa wrote:1.My language "progress". I have just finished the final language assessment online. I have already described the test, it is probably the best online level test available.
Sorry, you've stated that you've already described it, but what is it called is all i'm after?
Cavesa wrote:My results haven't changed much. Reading comprehension+ Listening comprehension+Vocabulary are still C2, no change. Grammar is still B2. It is sad, but true, and it is no surprise.
Still a good result, despite no movement, well done!
Cavesa wrote:4.Yes, I would definitely love to do the internship here. I am leaving France with tons of The Huge Exam preparatory books and will work on this goal. My chances are not high, I know. If I end in the last third in this horror race (highly probable), there will be only places for generalists left and I definitely don't want to do that, I am not the type, I wouldn't be good at it, and I wouldn't be happy doing it. And it will depend a lot on my boyfriend too. He doesn't speak French...yet. Today, a classmate complimented me, that I was "as good as them", well it pleased me (a lot) but I still know my limits very well.
Good luck! I hope you're pleasantly surprised in the end.
Cavesa wrote:It is sad to leave. Fortunately, there is my boyfriend waiting in Prague. He is really exceptional. If going through this and supporting me isn't a real proof of love, I don't know what is. My friends are there. It was great to read a message "we are looking forward to your return". It pleased me a lot. My family. My family's dog! I skyped with my dad almost every day, but skyping with a dog is of limited value.
I had a couple of quick questions. Thanks for sharing all of youre expriences btw Cavesa.
1. I know this will different for different cities in France, but during your interaction with patients, after French, which were the languages most in need of for communicating? English is my guess followed by German and Arabic potentially. Of course that's a wild guess, and I'd imagine most Germans would likely to resort to English anyway. Or was there little contact with other languages in terms of hospitalized patients?
I ask that question simply as I wonder with my nursing background, in a hypothetical world where I could potentially be involved in translating, what language(s) would be most useful, if any? (within France that is, and well, drawing on your specific exprience(s), in Bordeaux.
2. You said you have hated medecine for the most part. Without boring yourself to tears writing a response or going over old ground or opening some kind of can of worms, can you summarise briefly why you've despised it so much?
Kind regards, Monsieur le PM