About: These classes are run in an informal way: minimal grammar, no homework, no need to take notes (unless you want to). It is not school, so if you miss a week, it is always possible to catch up. Lessons are tailored depending on which students turn up – some have no French at all and others have learnt French several decades ago at school.
Methodology is to teach the “rules”, but in a simple way. It is a conversational class and focuses on the “sound” of the language rather than how the language is spelled. The tutor follows the methods of Michel Thomas, who was a very successful teacher of many foreign languages.
Many of the teaching aides used have been written by the tutor himself who tries to use many different programs including simple French books.
Where and When: Wednesdays at the Members Hub
French for Beginners from 1pm to 2pm
French from 2pm to 4pm
Cost: Free to members
How to Join In: Spaces are limited, to find out more contact the Members’ Hub.