There are 4 French Groups

There are two groups, Beginners' and Improvers',
plus two French Conversation groups.

Both beginners groups are for conversational French with the main aim of having fun while learning a little along the way. If you would like to pick up a few words to try out on your holiday or you've always wanted to learn a language and would like to make a start in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, come and give us a try!

1 ~ Beginners' French

Time: Week 1, Wednesday 2.30 - 4.30pm NB Start time is 2.30pm for 2hours

Place: via zoom

Leader: Shirley Gunter, Tel: 01749 676707; Email:

This group is for people with no previous experience of the language who would like to learn to introduce themselves, order a meal/drink, book a room in a hotel or ask for directions etc.

We mainly use the BBC course 'Talk French'. We meet in my house in Wells.

2 ~ Improvers' French

Time: Week 2, Monday 2.30 - 4.30pm NB Start time is 2.30pm for 2hours

Place: 12 West Street, Wells

Leader: Shirley Gunter, Tel: 01749 676707; Email:

As the name would suggest this group has been going now for a few years but it is still very much a beginners' group. It is for those who have been with the group over the last year or so OR have a little French on which they hope to build.

We mainly use the 'Façon de Parler' course (book one) which takes the form of amusing sketches and games. We meet in my house in Wells.

3 ~ French Conversation 1

Time: Week 1, Wednesday 2.00 - 4.00pm

Place: via zoom

Leader: Jenny Lewis, Tel: 01458 442034; Email:

The French conversation group is small (about12), informal and relaxed. There is no set formula; topics discussed might cover subjects such as music, films and holidays.

We listen to CDs and read magazines in French which are also available to borrow.

The standard is variable with many referrals to a dictionary! Much encouragement is given by our native born French speaker to those who struggle.

The class is a most enjoyable way of learning or maintaining one’s French language skills.

4 ~ French Conversation 2

Time: Week 2, Thursday 2.00 - 4.00pm

Place: The Courtyard, Baltonsborough Road, Butleigh

Leader: Marianne Gaskell, Tel: 01458 850391

This second group has been formed due to popular demand. Please contact Marianne for details.

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