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Café Conversation

A chance to speak French once a month with members from other U3A groups, not just French groups. We meet over a cup of coffee in Debenhamís café, central Wimbledon, on the first Friday of each month from 10.30am. Stay for as long or short a time as you wish.

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 Easy French

For those with just a little French, maybe from school days, and who want to brush it up, possibly for travel or holidays. A very relaxed and convivial approach, with emphasis on the spoken language. Alternate Thursdays 10.30am - 12.00noon. Various venues.

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 French Revision 1 & 2

For members with a good knowledge of French. Structured sessions of discussion based on texts from French press or internet, general conversation and revision of key grammar points (e.g. the dreaded subjunctive).

Meetings alternate Thursday mornings. Various venues in central Wimbledon.

Intermediate Revision 1 For members who did French at school, albeit many years ago, and would like to go back to basics.

Advanced Revision 2 For members who already have a good knowledge of basic French grammar but want to extend it.

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France Encore

For those with a thorough knowledge of French language and grammar. The aim is to use short extracts from the French media to foster the ability to participate fluently and intuitively in French conversation covering a range of topics.

Weekly Mondays 10.30am - 12.30pm. 10 minute walk from Southfields station/3 minute walk from 39 & 493 bus stops.

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French Conversation for Improvers

A friendly informal group with the aim of improving membersí fluency. We start each meeting with a general discussion of individual activities/topical items of interest then discuss prepared questions on a French novel. New members welcome.

Fortnightly Thursdays 11.00am - 12.30pm. Near Wimbledon Common. Parkside, Wimbledon, 5 minute walk from 93 & 493 bus stops.

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 French Advanced Conversation

In a relaxed atmosphere you will be encouraged to speak French and gradually become more confident and fluent, with increasing understanding. Learn how to listen for the general meaning, not translating word for word, so that you can continue to participate in any conversation.

Alternate Thursdays 10.00am - 12.00noon. Border Wimbledon/Kingston. 57 bus stops opposite.

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 Parlons Français!

A group for members who already have a good command of French and would like to use it in discussions on a wide range of topics. The emphasis will be on spontaneous conversation, which could be prompted by articles from the French press, short video clips, or by the interests of any of the group members.

Meets fortnightly on Mondays in Dundonald area, 2.30 – 4.30pm.

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