French Conversation

 

This is essentially an Intermediate French Conversation Group, that is for those who have some knowledge, but may be rusty and want to improve their French. The  Group meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month for two hours from 12.45 to 14.45 hrs.

The venue  has returned to the Seven Stars at Dinton.

The group is open to all who wish to improve and practise their spoken French, subject to a practical limit on the number of members (ie please don't just turn up without checking first!). The tutor, Odie Sulley, will assess the different skill levels and organise matched groups for small group activities. She has a lot of experience running conversation groups and has lots of useful and interesting materials and exercises. There may be a little preparation needed before meetings, but it will not be onerous.

For those who feel their French is very rusty and may be apprehensive about speaking it, Odie assures us that we will be pleasantly surprised what starts to come back after a while. Recent research on the ageing brain has shown speaking foreign languages to be a great way to help keep a lively and keen mind.

 Anyone wishing to join the group should, in the first instance, contact Paul Dickinson on 01844 215140 or paul.dickinson2007@btinternet.com

Costs

There is currently a charge of  £30 for a complete term of 6 sessions.

 

Next Events

Group Meeting 14 May 2018 12.45 - 14.45 hrs Seven Stars, Dinton
Group Meeting 21 May 2018 12.45 - 14.45 hrs Seven Stars, Dinton
Group Meeting 4 Jun 2018 12.45 - 14.45 hrs Seven Stars, Dinton
Group Meeting 18 Jun 2018 12.45 - 14.45 hrs Seven Stars, Dinton

 

 

Group Notices

Looking for more Group Members

This group has recently reduced in numbers for reasons totally unrelated to the group itself, which opens up opportunities for any other U3A members who may wish to reinforce thir conversational French, or perhaps to prepare for a forthcoming trip to France.

We are primarily seeking conversation (not teaching grammar etc. from basics). Having said that, none of us has more than A-level or equivalent and we do all need help. Hence we have an excellent our native French tutor Odie to assist us. It's instructive, forgiving, friendly and fun - and even occasionally includes lunch in French at the Seven Stars.

Anyone interested in joining or just finding out more should, in the first instance, contact Paul Dickinson on 01844 215140 or paul.dickinson2007@btinternet.com

Please note that our meetings have returned to The Seven Stars at Dinton. We will meet from 12.45 - 14.45 hrs on the second and fourth Monday of each month.

Extra members of the group are welcome. The level is reasonable conversational and we are still working with a native French tutor so there is a cost of £6 per two hour session.

Organiser Paul Dickinson,  01844 215140 or paul.dickinson2007@btinternet.com,

 

Joining the Group

If you wish to join us, please contact: 

Paul Dickinson on 01844 215140 or paul.dickinson2007@btinternet.com