One Day in Quarantine in France
PetrSU student Louise Alessio and PetrSU teacher Alwin Dumont talked about self-isolation.
Louise Alessio studies at the Institute of Philology and the Institute of Foreign Languages. Alwin Dumont works at the Institute of Foreign Languages. Currently, both are self-isolating in France but continue to study and work remotely. Here is what Louise shared about her life at home:
“In the morning we wake up at 9, have breakfast, and drink coffee with parents. We talk to each other a lot. Then I do my homework while Alwin reads a book in the garden. At noon we cook lunch for the family and eat together, talk at length. In the daytime we have classes on Skype or Zoom, read. Alwin teaches students the French language via Skype. He uses all his free time to study Russian, read, and write. In the evening we gather together with the family and dine. At the end of the day, we watch movies.”
Hot seat interview:
- Do you enjoy studying online?
- Louise Alessio: I do not particularly enjoy studying at home as I am always occupied with something else. It is hard to concentrate.
- Alwin Dumont: I enjoy studying at home as I can work whenever I want.
- Do you like studying by Skype?
- Louise Alessio: Yes and no. It is better than nothing!
- Alwin Dumont: I do not enjoy using these technologies when I need to speak to someone. Yet I understand the current situation.
- Do you prefer studying in Skype alone or in a group?
- Louise Alessio: It is probably better in a group, so we can study together.
- Alwin Dumont: It is better in a group.
- How much time do you spend daily studying Russian?
- Louise Alessio: I do not study Russian every day, yet when I do I spend three to four hours.
- Alwin Dumont: Now I do not have much time to study the Russian language. I spend one hour a day.