I had my planning meeting with Rosette at the Foreign Ministry this morning at 9.00. I went in alone as Ny Andry was 10 minutes late and spoke to a heavy duty guy in reception who clicked when I mentioned "lecons anglaises" and phoned Rostte. She explained that he was a policeman in charge of access.
Rostte gave me a folder showing 64 students divided into two beginners groups, one intermediate and one advanced group of which Jess and Rostte are members. We then joined Jess and were joined two minutes later by Ny Andry. One hour a week per group and I get an hour off between groups. They asked me if I could start tomorrow but I lied and said I had an appointment so will start on Monday. They have given me the office beneath the Foreign Minister's which is huge and very plush. I can use a flip chart and a projector (which I won't because I don't think I will have slides to write on). Rosette will meet me at 8.00 each Monday and Friday to print off what I need. She will also get the police to give me free access including up the main staircase which even Ny Andry isn't allowed to use. VIP.
All very nice and it seems much bigger, better funded and better organised than MoY, as you would expect.