As many people are aware the east coast economy has been struggling in recent years. I've watched as dozens of my peers graduated from school and moved out west for more promising job prospects. I've been working for the past several years as a substitute teacher, piecing together long term positions and misc days but never landing the elusive term jobs. However, there is currently a demand for French language teachers in our area. I'm asking that you help me realize my goal of spending the summer at a French language intensive in order to improve my language skills. I'm hoping to then take the French proficiency test here in NS to qualify for available French terms in the fall.