Our secretary had the excellent idea to introduce informal French conversation sessions in the pub, late morning. The first one took place in early November 2017 at the Dairyman in Brentwood High Street, and it is now an established monthly event.
We soon outgrew the table in the Dairyman and after flirting with a couple of venues in the town we have now settled on Brentwood Library. Keep an eye on this page for more information.
The meetings fluctuate between Wednesday and Thursday each month
Our next conversation morning will be on
Thursday 5 December
between 10.30 and 12noon
in the Coffee Shop in Brentwood Library
£1 per head in order to defray the costs of hiring the library space.
Coffee is available from the counter at a modest charge.
All are welcome, whether or not you are a member of the Association and whatever the level of your French. French speakers will be on hand to help you.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Dates for 2020
The following are the dates for conversation sessions in 2020:
8 January *
4 March *
6 May *
1 July *
2 September *
4 November *
Please note that:
– meetings alternate between the first Wednesday (the starred dates) and Thursday (except for January when it is the second Wednesday). Coffee is NOT available at the Coffee Shop on the starred dates.
– meetings always begin at 10.30.
We had our first conversation evening in December 2012, and it proved a great success! For this first event in a hopefully long series, (note from the editor; it was the only one to date – November 2019!), participants brought a dish or some food that says “French”; we were therefore lucky enough to sample a wide variety of French food, such as homemade ratatouille, quiches and fruits tarts, pâtés, saucisson, cheeses.
The idea is just to have a chat in French with other members, and gain confidence in practising the language, in a relaxed atmosphere around a drink and nibbles.
Is anyone prepared to resurrect these? It would be nice to try to organise one two or three times a year.
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