There are two locations where french conversations are held, these are by two different group leaders and at different days & times as detailed below.
Location1: English LibraryT
he English Library group now meet on Fridays at the library between 14H00 – 16H00
Allan Holmes supports a casual fun conversation group for small talk and useful general functional french.
Allan feels there is a need to help impart the local culture and language. There is no pressure to join in you can come along and sit and just listen and learn.
To join the Group, you would need to be a Library member. Just pop into the Library and pay the equivalent of €2 a month.
The atmosphere is friendly for both groups and everybody helps one another. Everyone makes mistakes but trying to communicate without feeling foolish or afraid is the key to learning.
€4 is collected for use of the facilities, Coffee & biscuit included.
French conversation media Reference
French media, descriptive, narrated and submitted by the library conversation group.
Tomorrow at Dawn poem by Victor Hugo ( PDF – In French and English, raw composition, descriptive provided and permission granted by Jean Smith )
The poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Marie Hugo is considered the most important of the French Romantic writers. Though regarded in France as one of that country’s greatest poets, he is better known abroad for such novels as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Les Misérables. The above poem should be read in French to understand the full emotional delivery ( Comment by Andrew Perryman )
The French Whisperer
Contact Allan Holmes using the form below for any further information.
Location2: French Library
The French library group meet on the top floor of the library – the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Each meeting will now take place between 15H30 – 17H00.
The French Library (Médiathèque René, Chatreix) is next to the Eden cinema. Due to popular demand, the meetings have been extended to three times a month, the sessions are completely informal and involve conversations in French and English on a variety of subjects. There is no cost involved, no formal leader and no obligation to attend. As it is not really possible to obtain enough conversation practice with only three sessions a month, people are encouraged to team up and meet each other more regularly and many friendships have resulted from this. Contact Philip Collins using the form below for further information.