Nouméa: Pacific Paradise or “A Dump”?

Nouméa: Pacific Paradise or “A Dump”?

When I first excitedly announced I was heading to Nouméa for two weeks to take a french language course a number of people responded with ‘Nouméa, what a dump!’ What? Are we talking about the same place? The capital of New Caledonia? South Pacific paradise? On further enquiry every person who told me it was […]

New Caledonia: Island Daze

New Caledonia: Island Daze

island hopping in new caledonia What does your mind conjure when you imagine a South Pacific island?  Warm, tropical breezes…aquamarine seas…beaches of white, silky sand…frangipani and palm trees…coconuts and tropical fruit…coral reefs…seafood…New Caledonia has that and more. In the two weeks we spent in Nouméa learning to speak French with CREIPAC we also took the opportunity […]

Learning French in New Caledonia with CREIPAC

Learning French in New Caledonia with CREIPAC

Who doesn’t love the French language? It is the language of great literature. The language of love. Since a child I have wanted to speak French. I studied it at school. I have taken on-line courses, purchased CDs and french grammar books. I have been entranced with its smooth, mellifluous tones. It is said that immersion is […]