Now almost everybody except me (and except at least one who's staying on Virginia's farm) is staying at an apartment behind the Clare Social Club. It's there for the benefit of musical groups - there are a surplus of beds, but nothing to cook with besides a microwave. There are several showers - they're just downstairs, across the hall from the raquetball courts. I am not making this up.
At dinner we were talking about the levels and the workshops and one of our crew who was a Beginner 2 took the Conversation for Beginners workshop even though she wasn't required to. She said she loved it. Meanwhile, one of my dormmates who was a Beginner 1 - well, let's just say she didn't feel quite the same way. She skipped it fourteen times! What's more, absolutely nothing came of it. (Strictly speaking, one can receive an official warning after four unexcused absences, and one only gets two warnings before being asked to leave the program.) I guess they weren't counting heads very closely the week they were preparing to make a video to accompany "Alors On Danse". ;-p
Tomorrow the students will take their placement tests. I know most of the professors, and it'll be interesting to see who ends up with what. And then there'll be the wine and cheese in the evening. It's almost certain that I'll have occasion to ask mid-locution questions like "... uh, what's the past participle for 'have to'?"
I think I'll stop by the apartment on the way home and see if there's anything going on.