I'm so angry but it's not be unexpected. Picardie is rubbish.
I have finally (and I mean finally, I've been looking for years....) found that picardie has officially NO proper French classes. I kind of knew this as I've been looking but hey, it's nice to know it wasn't me.
The link proving that where YOU live is better equipped for foreigners than here. Notice the lack of Picardie in the list.
Also, I've been looking at training courses that are en alternance. That way I get to work and study at the same time. I found a fab website that helps people like me find these courses. Great! There is a map of France with it's 22 regions on it. With a booklet for each region about which jobs are recruiting in this manner. Fab! Except, picardie is (was) the only region that had 'in preparation' on it. I was so peed off. I waited, kept going back to see when they would put their info up, and joy, this morning they have.......replaced 'in progress' with the link to the national ONISEP site. I've been to these people, I know they are rubbish. Last time I went to the ONISEP advisors in Amiens I was told flatly that I should stay in teaching or do a masters in physics. Nothing else. When the nice people at the MEF rang them up for info for me, they said 'oh her, I've already told her to do a physics masters'. The MEF were horrified at their 'help'.
so, there is no way I can have french lessons, and it's not looking rosy on getting info about the training courses I want to do in the region.
Another wonderful day as a Brit in picardie.