starting in September 2018


Small-group conversational language courses led by an experienced local tutor. New students are welcome at all levels, subject to sufficient places being available. All classes are ‘conversational’. The aim of every course is to teach people to speak the language. The proportion of conversation to ‘taught’ material increases with each level. Fluency not required - just the willingness to join in a conversation!


Thursday evenings 6.45pm – 8.45pm
Starting 20th September 2018
Autumn term £108.00 for 12 weeks

Lower-intermediate group suitable for people who are familiar with the basics of French. There will be a mixture of ‘free’ conversation, and taught material (language structures, vocabulary, reading, listening). A relaxed class with plenty of opportunity to get to know your fellow learners.
Sample topics: Daily Life, Shopping for Clothes, Entertainment, Health.

Courses will continue for 3 terms until summer 2019, as long as there is sufficient demand. Class sizes are normally 6-10. These are leisure courses with no assessments, but there is always an element of effort involved in language learning. Basically you get out what you put in! I usually provide some work for students to do at home: either a written exercise or preparation for a conversation on a particular topic.
Beginners courses assume no prior knowledge of the language at all; for a higher level course, you can try before you commit - attend for two weeks to see if the course is right for you, before signing up for the whole term. Most students are learning for enjoyment and we take things at an easy pace to suit all ability levels. Unless stated, all you need to bring is enthusiasm for the language and a bilingual dictionary.

For more information or to enrol contact Caroline on 01530 270372, text 07813 952055 or email caroline_hakkinen(at)