Dating my french teacher
You will see a dramatic improvement in their ability, confidence and willingness to speak French, as they come to see for themselves the practical benefits and applications of learning a new language.
We believe this experience translates into pupils who are both more able and more motivated back in the classroom.
(For instance, James Fowler of UC-San Diego recently used data from Add Health be a genetic foundation for an individual's political beliefs.) For their paper, Arcidiacono, Mc Elroy, and Beauchamp focused on the dating and sex lives of high schoolers—a subject much-analyzed by magazine editors and romantic-comedy screenwriters, but less familiar to social scientists.
"That's a thing that girls let slide, because you have to," the student explains.
For high schoolers, that might mean basing a relationship on, well, the Arcidiacono notes that there's a treasure trove of statistical data on the dating preferences, rather than pairings, of adults, due to dating sites like
Relatively little such data exists for teenagers, who mostly work the old-fashioned meet-someone-in-homeroom way.
"If you don't let it slide, you don't have a boyfriend." Dating, in other words, is a market like any other, and market power is determined by the abundance of resources.
A tamer version of that observation is borne out in the economists' work among high schoolers.What makes Normandie à la Carte special is the way they plan the programme with the trip organiser, from the time taken arranging the right blend of activities, and making parents feel confident about arrangements, to the trouble the team of language specialists takes to ensure the experience is French, alive and relevant.