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Meeting Details

Meeting Day2nd & 4th Monday
Time1.30 pm
FrequencyTwice/month
LocationCastle Street Centre
Co-ordinator(s)David Tiffin

What we do

We are an informal group whose members work to improve their knowledge of France and the French language. We use "Teach Yourself French" as a text book, and members also bring along a variety of materials to work with, including audio CDs. We are not able to support complete beginners, but would like to do so and would welcome somebody to lead such an activity.

Reports

July 2017

The French group will re-commence after the annual September Open Morning, on the second and fourth Monday of each month. (See the above time and dates.)

Earlier in the year we changed our meeting arrangements and now have the use of the two smaller rooms rather than the large hall: this has proved beneficial for both of the groups.

Various approaches are used to help with our conversational French involving everybody without too much pressure, hence it is a very sociable and, at times, challenging afternoon. Lynda Bond provides interesting exercises for the lower group, whilst the more advanced group work together on all manner of topics, in order to stay in touch with this fascinating language.

New members are always welcome.

March 2017

NEXT MEETINGS 10, 24 Apr; 8, 22 May; 12 June ; 11, 25 Sept
No meetings July and August.

The French group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month. We operate with two levels of proficiency averaging around twelve members per group. Various approaches are used to help with our conversation and learning, involving everybody without too much pressure; we try to make it fun. Lynda Bond provides excellent support and encouragement to the lower group, whilst the more advanced group work together discussing all manner of French topics, keeping up to date and perfecting their language skills.

Please note we will continue to meet until 12th June, then finish for a summer recess until after ‘the September Open morning’. New members are always welcome.

November 2016

The French group continues on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. We were pleased to welcome new members last September into our group meetings. It is always refreshing when new members join and contribute to our sessions.

Various approaches are used to help with our conversational French, involving everybody without too much pressure, hence it is a very sociable and, at times, challenging afternoon. Lynda Bond provides interesting exercises for the lower group, while the more advanced group share a whole range of topics to discuss and enjoy. (Please note we will finish in June for the summer recess).

New members are always welcome.

2017  Meetings - 9, 23 Jan; 13, 27 Feb; 13, 27 Mar; 10, 24 Apr

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