French Group

Group Leader: Michelle Thomas – michelle@u3a-llandrindod.org.uk

We meet on Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Monday afternoons each month. Next 2022 dates: 4 July, 18 July, 15 August, 5 September, 19 September. No meeting on 1 August due to Michelle’s holidays.

We have been meeting face-to-face at the Radnorshire Museum on 2nd and 4th Thursday afternoons each month. However these meetings have been postponed for the summer.

Please contact Michelle for the Zoom link.

We want to practise our French, particularly spoken French, and learn a bit more about French life, but the main aim is to maintain our language skills whilst having fun!

After a while without a leader or meetings, Michelle Thomas has re-instated meetings from January 2022. Please read the news item about the group , which is a proposal for the new group, created in 2021, and contact Michelle to register your interest.

Members of the former French Group at their ‘Fête des Voisins,’ where they enjoyed French food, wine, conversation and French Christmas songs. Pre-pandemic.

Latest news from the group

Zoom Meeting Monday 7 February 2022

Published 7th February 2022

Three of us met on Zoom, a small but select group! We received a short introduction in French from a new joiner, then we went on to revise all the tenses of the verb être. One of our group shared some photos of her daughter’s home in Le Lot in Southern France, and talked about them in French and English. Then we accessed an online short story about a visit to a town in Lot-et-Garonne – we read this aloud in French and translated it as we progressed through the story, learning new words and sentence structures as well as French life and culture. A very uplifting session!

Zoom Meeting Monday 17 January 2022

Published 7th February 2022

Inaugural meeting of the re-instated French Group! Four of us met on Zoom, and introduced ourselves in French. We went on to have a lively discussion of a French vocabulary list on French computer terms – something we definitely had not covered in school French class 40-60 years ago!