- This event has passed.
Le Club Français – French Conversation and Culture (Intermediate to Advanced Level) – GI 19 728 (Online)
22 April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm BST
An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 24 June 2020
Tutor: Lesley Myles MAGo to all Courses Go to all Online Courses
Please note that, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, this course will now take place online, via Zoom. For any queries, please contact email@example.com.
Apprendre en s’amusant: join this friendly, interactive class to practise and extend your knowledge of French. Keep up to date with current trends in a changing world by reading articles and listening to recorded interviews. Lively discussions will be used to reinforce the vocabulary studied and individual presentations on a wide range of topics will enrich the experience of all participants.
Course magazine: La Vie Outre-Manche
About the Speaker
Having studied French history, politics and economics in Scotland and Strasbourg, and then taken a graduate business course at Oxford, Lesley began working in Geneva. Returning to the UK, she was employed in public relations at The Law Society in London where her French and German language skills proved useful in negotiations with Europe. On moving to Surrey with her young family, Lesley taught part-time in school and Adult Education. Her interest in the rule of law dramatically developed when she was appointed a magistrate in both adult and youth courts. On a couple of occasions, Lesley was even asked to take on the role of court interpreter when a French linguist was not available to assist the defendant – which she described as a salutary experience standing in the dock beside the accused!
Lesley served as Chairman of Surrey Probation Service and she has also worked in the voluntary sector as Chairman of several Surrey charities.
Teaching, however, has always been Lesley’s passion. Lesley says she feels privileged to have taught a wide range of people – from age 3 to 83. Her primary aim at The Guildford Institute is to enable people to communicate effectively in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and to enjoy the challenge of keeping their French up to date in a changing world.
V Café at The Guildford Institute provides a friendly catering service using high quality, fresh, vegetarian and vegan ingredients.
The perfect way to give a treat to someone special who takes real pleasure in learning new things and taking part in great activities.