French Improvers


Mike Saunders

The French Improvers group (Les Petits Français) use an external tutor who has lived and worked in France for many years. We enjoy using a blend of conversation and reading/translation to help us learn. We start each lesson with some discussion which could range from what we have been doing during the previous week to topical news items. Conversations around the life and culture of France are also popular. We have used a wide variety of sources for texts and are currently reading Un Secret by Philippe Grimbert, a book used as part of the A level French syllabus. Other texts used in the past include “Le Petit Prince” and “Le Petit Nicolas”. 

​Do you have a little knowledge of French but wish that you could speak it better, then why not join us?

We currently have ONE VACANCY in the group. If you would like to find out further information please contact the convener. Please note that there is a charge to cover the tutor’s fee, although the first lesson is always a “free taster”.


Date: Tuesdays
Time: 10:30 am
Location: Beaufort Arms Hotel Raglan
french language improvers group

Accessibility at Bridges Centre

Members’ monthly meetings are held at Bridges Community Centre, Drybridge Park. Some group meetings and activities also take place at Bridges. Off street parking is available here outside the building, and disabled parking is adjacent to the building entrance. There are no external steps or slopes, and the entrance doors are automatic. The ground floor is fully accessible and level throughout, and there is space for wheelchairs. There is a lift to the first floor, and accessible toilets on both floors. There is a hearing induction system in the Agincourt room where the monthly meetings are held.

Accessibility at Ty Price

Some group activities and meetings are held at Ty Price, St Thomas Community Hall, St Thomas’s Square. There is no off street parking here. The approach on foot is a gentle slope to double entrance doors. The ground floor of the building is fully accessible and there is a disabled toilet. The stairs to the first floor are wide and well-lit with a handrail on both sides, but there is no lift. There is a hearing induction system on the ground floor.

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