Academy Française

French Conversation Lessons with refreshments 

What are Conversation Lessons?


They are lessons that will help you to improve your conversational skills.  At the start of the session I will prepare an introduction to a topic (chosen by the group) and include grammar, vocabulary, phrases and pronunciation.  You can enjoy a coffee (or tea!) and a croissant whilst I explain the topic in detail and give you pointers for making conversation.  You will receive handouts with all of the information necessary to get you off to a flying start! 


Once the introduction is over it's your turn!   Meet, greet and practise with others in the group.  I will be on hand to help, guide and generally provide support.  We practise numbers, currency, do translations of songs, poems and take dictation all to help with spoken and written French.  There is no need to feel pressured and meeting new people will hopefully open up new friendships too.

We also allow lots of time for a general 'Quoi de neuf?' section where we recount our last week and anything we have planned - taking it in turn to ask questions and summarise too.  We continually recap and each 4th week is a recap session where you can test your knowledge!


What are the Advantages?


You will widen your vocabulary by learning new words each week, improve your pronunciation and ensure your grammar is correct.  Learning new topics will broaden your appreciation of all things French whilst at the same time preparing you for a visit to France or to greet French people who may visit you. 

Most of the groups appreciate that two hours a week is not a great deal of time to spend - but they are pleasantly surprised to find that actually when it comes down to it and they speak French on holiday or with a French person they can actually maintain a conversation and have great pronunciation skills - which enables them to be more easily understood and they have a wide vocabulary.

Extra events are organised - such as cheese and wine evenings barbecues and a forthcoming blind champagne tasting evening.  There is the weekly recipe available to all of the group - practise your culinary skills with tried and tested recipes of firm French favourites! Try this one for free!   Beef Bourgignon Recipe


What are the lesson fees?


Each two hour session costs £13.60 including coffee or tea, croissants and the friendly conversations.  Of course this includes all handouts which will help you to learn the pronunciation, grammar and they will have lots of vocabulary too.  Prices are based on an annual number of 44 lessons and fees are payable in advance by direct debit, bacs, cheque or cash.


Ask me for my enrolment form - email me for a copy. 


Refer a friend and receive a free session!  Ask me for more details.


How do I sign up?


Email me for an enrolment form, or call me if you would like a chat - call me, Marie on 01675 463400, 07985 724842


When are the lessons held and where?


Lesson Times:


In Coleshill B46

Wednesday Morning: 10.00- 12.00 

Term dates: Every week!


Call me for details 07985 724842