Within Cheddar Valley U3A there are several special-interest groups dedicated to learning languages, with French, German, Italian and Spanish being the languages currently featured. Please see the main "GROUPS" page of this website to find the days that Groups meet. Please see the "CONTACTS" page of this website to find how to make contact with Group Leaders.
FRENCH: LES FRANCOPHILES
FRENCH: LES HESITANTS
Les Hesitantes French Group. We seek to improve our grammar and pronounciation using workbooks with accompanying CD's. To add variety, members will bring in pamphlets or extracts for translation.
German Group. In the past we have read articles from the German press, but at present we are reading a collection of German detective stories specially designed for foreign learners with a good passive knowledge. While these are of about A-level standard, our oral / aural skills are not so advanced. We attempt to discuss what we have been studying, to improve our speaking ability and from time to time do retranslation back into German of stories we have previously read. There is no written work involved.
Italian Self-Help Group. The Italian group meets twice a month. The aim is to develop particularly oral and reading skills, with practice to strengthen our knowledge and above all give confidence in using the language
SPANISH: CHARLAMOS EN ESPANOL
Charlamos En Espanol Spanish Group. As our title says, we chat in Spanish on a variety of subjects we have chosen and prepared in advance. Aspects of grammar are often revisited and comprehension skills practised.
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