Uckfield

French Conversation

Name: French Conversation

Date and Time: Second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, 10:00 to 11:15 from October to Easter.

What is the situation for 2021-22?:
The immediate future appears to remain Zoom. Uncertainty remains the problem. While everyone wants to see the end to the current restrictions - and many have been lifted - the reality is that the pandemic is still very much present, with cases and hospitalisations once more on the increase.

Many day-to-day activities can still take place against this background, but our traditional round-the-table conversation sessions, generally conducted in enclosed spaces and without an appropriate level of ventilation, cannot safely be restored at this stage.

Because accommodation in the Civic Centre is required, it is impossible at this point to predict when we can return, and make (and pay for) the necessary advance booking.

Venue: See above for current arrangements :
Uckfield Civic Centre. Please note however that we are not always assigned the same room, so please check the information board in the foyer. Note: There is a small charge to cover the cost of hiring the meeting room.

Description of Group:
The immediate future appears to remain Zoom, and this, regrettably, means we shall not be offering the normal level of service to our members.

We explore and discuss a range of topics, largely reflecting the interests of the group members, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. It is an opportunity to maintain and extend French conversational skills rather than a formal teaching session. Recent news photos, mostly relating to French-speaking countries, are frequently used to promote discussion and to help extend vocabulary.

Level of Knowledge or Skills Required: Our group is intended for those who have some prior knowledge of French, acquired perhaps at school or from residence or travel in French-speaking countries, so a certain degree of fluency in the language is required. Our sessions are not suitable for complete beginners.

What does it cost?:
There is a small charge, in the region of £15 per term per person, according to accommodation available, to cover the cost of hiring the meeting room. Please note that this is in addition to the annual subscription to Uckfield U3A.

How do I join?:
Please contact the Vice Chairperson - Beryl Venables for further information, and to ascertain if there are any vacancies (we limit group size to 10, excluding leaders, to ensure that each member has sufficient opportunities to participate in discussion).

If no vacancy is available we will happily put you on a waiting list.

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