This group has been in existence since September 1996 but most of the present members have joined more recently.
Meetings are conducted in French - and sessions last for one and a half hours - with the emphasis on improving our communication. Conversation covers matters of interest - recent holidays, current events, etc.; a variety of quizzes, puzzles, crosswords, arrow puzzles, etc.; games, vocabulary, cartoons, jokes, etc.
Recent textbooks used have been "Vocabulaire progressif du Francais" by Claire Miquel (Nivean avance), "Grammaire progressif Francais" by Michele Boularez (Nivea avance) and "Communication progressif de Francais" by Claire Miquel (Nivea intermediaire), all published by Cle International. In addition we often use material from "Bien Dire" a magazine produced for those studying French
These books and magazines all contain amusing dialogues and exercises and students do homework each week based on, or in preparation for, the material studied. We also occasionally lunch together.
Due to accommodation constraints we are currently unable to accept new members but, if you'd like more information, u3a members can contact us via the details in the members’ newsletter. Non‑members can email us at: