I've just finish my language assistant training in Douai, which is 20 minutes from Lille. It was fairly useful, and we got a free lunch (undercooked steak). If you ask for it well done (bien cuit), that means that the outside is burned, but the inside is still pink.
Anyway, I've met a lot more assistants, from all over the world, which is really cool.
I'm only going to be working 3 days a week, and I'll have a 3 day weekend! Unfortunately all of my classes are in the morning, and I have to commute between 45 and 60 minutes from where I live to where I work.