French Conversation (Advanced)

This group is for those with a reasonably fluent knowledge of the spoken French language who are interested in all things French but especially current affairs à  la française. International and French current affairs as seen by the French press are discussed in French.  You should be comfortable speaking French and reading advanced French magazine …

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German (Improvers)

This an intermediate group for people with some knowledge of conversational German, who are self-motivated and want to develop their language skills through conversation. Daily use of Duolingo or equivalent is recommended. Meets:Every fortnight on Thursdays at 17:00 – 17.45 Venue: The Group uses Zoom Contact the Group Leader:See below

Spanish for Self Starters

This friendly group started meeting in February 2019 when all participants were beginners but, since then, they have made steady progress towards understanding and learning the basics of the Spanish language.  The focus is on mutual support of learners and the main emphasis is on communication.  We broadly follow a course book accompanied by CDs …

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Spanish 1

This group holds meetings on the 1st & 3rd Monday of the month from 10:30 to 12:30.  The morning is divided into two sessions divided by a Café ”pausa”…: the first is led by individual members of the group who introduce a topic of general or personal interest for discussion. In recent months these have …

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Spanish 2

Spanish 2 is now well established as a group of Spanish improvers and is now open to new members.  The format is that members discuss topical issues followed by extracts from their own diaries.  After a break for refreshments, elements of the Pasos Course book or Read & Think Spanish are completed.  The two-hour programme …

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Italian Conversation

This is a group of friends of Italy who meet to talk informally, but chiefly in Italian, on any topic, particularly those relating to modern life in Italy.  No special level in the Italian language is required to enjoy the activities of this group. Meets:Alternate Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12:00 Venue:Marlborough Contact the Group Leader:See …

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German (Advanced)

We read and discuss in German. Group members take turns over choosing reading material on political, social and cultural subjects which is distributed in advance to all. Meets:2nd Tuesday of the month at 2:15pm Venue: Members’ home Contact the Group Leader:See below

French Language & Current Affairs

This is a lively and engaging conversation group intended for participants with a firm familiarity with the French language.  The group is focussed on gaining confidence in discussing and expressing opinions on a wide range of current affairs affecting all aspects of life in France.  The content is diverse and dynamic, drawing on articles from …

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French Conversation

This group is intended for students with a basic familiarity with the French Language.  We’re both studying an edition of modern short stories in French using the New Penguin Parallel Text, and conversing using articles from French magazines, newspapers or the internet whilst addressing points of grammar and ways in which to gain confidence in …

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German Conversation

This group is for people with some knowledge of German who would like to talk German more easily, without being too concerned about the technicalities of the grammar. A sense of humour is an advantage.  We meet weekly on Zoom and at a member’s house once a month. Meets:Every Wednesday from 10:30 to 12:00 Venue:Members …

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