Beccles

French Conversation

Overall Co-ordinator: Michelle Golding
Vacancies in some groupsNo waiting lists

The aim is to have fun with French, whilst learning about French language and culture, and improving on current level of ability.
During the temporary suspension of all U3A group meetings, you can still contact us via the little bird.
Some of us are aiming to keep up our current schedule and 'meet up' on the phone or via the internet.
For those who just want to keep up their french in their own time 'Duolingo', caters for all levels and is very easy to use, 'francais authentique' gives excellent podcasts for those with a little more knowledge (both are free if you avoid signing up for extras) There are also a whole host of other resources available on the net.
Following the discontinuation of the 'Follow On' group, we now have 8 groups shared among 5 conveners. We were however planning to start a French style Petanque group on the 3rd Monday afternoon of the month, beside the Quay cafe, a fun way to enjoy the outdoors, get active and enjoy the company of others with an interest in France and all things French. So far we are taking 'baby steps' with a strict protocol for socially distancing, which we are piloting. Please contact via the little bird for more information on this!
Please see individual sub pages and contact the convenor for venue details and up to date information about each group. At the moment this is mostly on zoom or via email
Please contact the overall convener, via the little bird on this page for general information (about the most appropriate group for you to join and where there might be vacancies). We hold 2 'whole group' events on the 3rd Monday afternoon of January and July please see below. These are an ideal opportunity to come along and chat to each of the conveners, but please click on the little bird to let us know you are coming (N.B this will be essential in July 2020).

French Conversation- Tourist French for beginners: Convenor: Kate O'Brien, meet 2nd and 4th Friday morning 10am AND new group meet 2nd and 4th Friday afternoon 2pm

French Conversation- Tourist & Twinning French: Convener: Kate O'Brien, meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday morning 10am

French Conversation - Intermediate : Convener: Pamela Saint-Mart, 2 groups meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday morning at either 10.00am or 11.15am.

French Conversation - Advanced: Convener: Susan Oglesby, meet 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoon 2.00pm

French Conversation - Improvers: Convenor: Jerry Hadingham, meet 1st and 3rd Thursday afternoon 2.30pm

French Conversation - En Avance: Convenor: Michelle Golding, meet 2nd and 4th Tuesday afternoon at 2.00pm

Boules A Aug 15 25 members got together on the 20th January to enjoy the traditional 'Galette des Rois' with a Savoury twist, this year.
Our next whole group event will be Petanque: Monday 20th July 2020 (27th if wet) 2-4pm Venue: Down by the Quay in Beccles, which is accessible by public transport and has cafe facilities close by. Please note that social distancing will be necessary and we will need to know in advance if you would like to play.

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Bridge Canasta
Church Explorers Classical Music Appreciation 1
Classical Music Appreciation 2 Coffee Morning
Computer Confidence Group Creative Writing
Cribbage Current Affairs
Cycling Digital Photography Group - Home Page
Dog Walking Drawing and Painting
Drawing and Painting 2 English Country Dancing
Family History French Conversation
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Growing Together Historic Walks 1
Historic Walks 2 Historic Walks 3
Improvers Spanish iPad Users
Italian Conversation 1 Italian Conversation 2
Italian for improvers Jazz Appreciation
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Madrigal Singing SATB Madrigal Singing SSA
Mah Jong Medieval Beccles
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Page Editing Page Editing
Philosophy/History of Ideas Reading Group
Recorder Playing Saving Young Trees
Science in the News Scrabble
Short Tennis Singing for Fun
Table Tennis Table Tennis 2
Theatre and Cinema Visits Walking 1
Walking 2 Walking 3
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