Language Learning

English Library

The 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.

The Hare and the Tortoise ( Provided and narrated by Alain Pruchon )
The Hare and the Tortoise ( Slower Version provided and narrated by Alain Pruchon )

Non Rien de Rien ( Slow Version provided and narrated by Alain Pruchon )

French Poems

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 )

Tomorrow at Dawn poem by Victor Hugo ( PDF – In French and English, raw composition, descriptive provided and permission granted by Jean Smith )


The French Whisperer

The French whisperer – good quiet enunciation ( worth while viewing suggested by Mark Chapman )

The Pied Piper of Hamelin – French Audio listening ( Slow Version provided and narrated by Alain Pruchon )


Contact Allan Holmes using the form below for any further information.

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French Class

Francesco Zangrandi is our French coach and holds a French session at the library on:

Wednesday afternoon: 15H00 -16H30

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.

If you have any questions or want to get in touch to confirm availability and or attendance, please do not hesitate to contact Francesco via the contact form below.

€4 is collected for use of the facilities, Coffee &  biscuit included.

By providing us with your email address, this implies your permission for us to contact you by email and send you updates about library activities as and when appropriate.  Regular updates are sent via email from the library, there are 6 mail groups, if you wish to unsubscribe from these you can do so individually via the link provided that comes with the mail notification, please read our privacy policy regarding this which is always persistent at the foot of every page on the library's website.