French Classes


French Intermediate
East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (EDLTCC) - Salterns Road, Poole, BH14 8BL

Wednesdays: 1:30pm to 3:00pm

In this class, the emphasis is on broadening our vocabulary range, reinforcing basic grammar rules and introducing more advanced ones. To this end we use the textbook “Voici”, an intermediate course for adults. However our challenge is to speak more fluently and therefore, we spend most of our time on oral activities.

For more details, please contact Marie Lloyd on 721272.

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French - Advanced Conversation
East Dorset Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (EDLTCC) - Salterns Road, Poole, BH14 8BL

Wednesdays: 3:15pm to 4:30pm

This is a conversation class with no formal teaching. It is very informal as the members are more or less fluent and meet to discuss any topic they are interested in.

For more details, please contact Marie Lloyd on 721272.

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French - Advanced
St George's Church - Darby's Lane, Oakdale, Poole, BH15 3EU

Wednesdays: 10:00am to 12:00 noon

LA LANGUE FRANÇAISE - NIVEAU SUPÉRIEUR Pour ceux dont la connaissance de la langue (grammaire/vocabulaire, etc) est déjà profonde. Ce n’est pas la classe pour ceux qui espèrent bavarder en anglais ou ne rien dire. ON NE PARLERA QU’EN FRANÇAIS! On devra aussi être prêt à consacrer 1 ou 2 heures chaque semaine aux DEVOIRS! -soit la préparation d’un texte enregistré, soit le développement écrit d’un thème à discuter. On travaillera ensemble / en petits groupes selon le niveau des étudiants et en paires pour améliorer la conversation française. LE BUT du groupe est d’atteindre un niveau très haut de COMPREHENSION ÉCRITE ET ORALE en étudiant des textes authentiques. On compte également apprendre à PARLER COURAMMENT sur une gamme de sujets d’actualité.

For more information on Advanced French, please phone 678113.

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Improve your French
Woodstock Community Hall - 1 Woodstock Close, Sandbanks Road, Poole, BH14 8DZ

Wednesdays: 9:30am to 11:00am

A warm welcome awaits you in our French class. We currently divide each session between use of the BBC's 'The French Experience Book 2' and discs (only the book needs to be purchased) and general translation and conversation.  Ideally, you should be of intermediate level in French (at least 'O' level/GCSE so that you have a knowledge of grammar).

This class is particularly relevant for those with a second property or enjoy taking their holidays in France.

For more information, please contact Marilyn Russell on 717979 or 07909 525210.

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French is Fun on Mondays
Broadstone Methodist Church Rooms - Lower Blandford Road, Broadstone, BH18 8DT

Mondays: 11:05am to 12:50pm

This is a lively and good humoured group in which members are helped to improve their use of French, in a relaxed atmosphere. We use stories, articles, poems, songs and recordings by native French speakers to assist members to talk more confidently in French. There is quite a wide range of proficiency in the group so, provided that you have some ability to converse in French, you should not be nervous about joining. In any case, you are welcome to come along for a session to see whether it might suit you. You will be helped with understanding, grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and speaking - without embarrassment. Members should be at a level between Beginners and Advanced.
Have a look at Froggyspeak, Bernard’s French Language website. Here is the link http://froggyspeak.com/chamilo/ or just type froggyspeak.com

For more details of this course please phone Bernard Mouzer on 603022.

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On ne parle qu'en français
Canford Cliffs Village Hall, Ravine Road, Poole

Thursdays: 1:30pm to 3:15pm

A mixed ability class which always starts with a “dictée” to test participants’ written knowledge of French. The primary objective is to SPEAK French in a modern and colloquial manner. We do translations from and into both languages. Each “pupil” is encouraged to prepare a little talk which is read out to the class. Without wanting to interrupt the train of thought I do correct errors and pronunciation.

For more details of this course, please phone Susan Seigle-Morris on 741435.

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