Feel Good Frenchers

Feel Good Frenchers

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Bonjour Katie!
Bonjour camarades!
Bonjour 😁

Our sessions are relaxed and informal with between 6 and 8 participants.

Kate is an experienced French teacher, running classes aimed at helping ex-pats learn or improve French to aid in integration, conversation and carrying out daily tasks and admin. Linked in page: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/?trk=guest_homepage-basic_nav-header-signin

Operating as usual

Photos from Feel Good Frenchers's post 26/11/2021

Feel Good Frenchers Kate and her duo the Dahlias! Bringing some festive cheer! Advance booking advised!

01/03/2021

Je lui ai donné une invitation...
Je l'ai invité chez moi.....
what is all this le / lui business.
It's the next thing we're working on, watch this space!

j'apprends avec Kate semester 2 18/02/2021

j'apprends avec Kate semester 2

If you have any 5-10 year olds, they can join us on Wednesday afternoons! Also an 11-15yr old conversation group on Fridays after school (both via Zoom)

j'apprends avec Kate semester 2

18/02/2021

When your French gets to a certain level, do you still find you miss out on finding equivalents to those little expressions like 'which just goes to show' and 'no matter how much he tries'?.....these are things we go over regularly in our intermediate and advanced group.
Comme quoi il y a toujours quelque chose Ă  apprendre! (Which just goes to show there's always something to learn) et nous avons beau essayer! (no matter how much we try!)

02/02/2021

If you have children aged 5-11 or tweens aged 11-15 I am now giving 30 minute group lessons on Wednesday afternoons to help improve confidence at school or with peers.

Flooded Lane Band - YouTube 14/01/2021

Flooded Lane Band - YouTube

If any of you know Paul Ackers from our Beginners 2 Group, here's a link to the YouTube site of his band, Flooded Lane (doing stuff via Zoom). They were together in the UK but now Paul is in France and looking up to set up a band roundabouts where he lives in Rochechouarte, Haute Vienne. Any musicians (amateur or otherwise) who are interested in joining can get in touch! It's worth a listen, very clever! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCesWScmu-pfbwMkKRuu5Dug

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Nouvel An en France : culture et vocabulaire 04/01/2021

Nouvel An en France : culture et vocabulaire

Happy New Year / Bonne année à tous et à toutes!
Have a read of this text and see if you can answer the questions (this was written in blissful pre-covid 2019!)
Also, don't forget that at the moment it's Epiphanie and everywhere people are eating galettes des rois and finding fĂšves in their pieces, wearing a couronne and choosing a reine or a roi!
https://www.francaisavecpierre.com/nouvel-an-en-france/

Nouvel An en France : culture et vocabulaire C’est la fin de l’annĂ©e 2019 ! On espĂšre que vous avez passĂ© une bonne annĂ©e mais surtout que l' annĂ©e 2020 sera extraordinaire ! Aujourd'hui, on va parler du nouvel an en France, de comment les Français fĂȘtent la nouvelle annĂ©e, des traditions, du vocabulaire... BONNE ANNÉE 2020 !! ??....

17/12/2020
Rassemblement et Covid : 6 à table à Noël, couvre-feu le 31 11/12/2020

Rassemblement et Covid : 6 à table à Noël, couvre-feu le 31

Helpful information in French and English for new regs: https://www.thelocal.fr/20201210/french-pm-to-lay-out-latest-rules-on-lockdown-and-christmas

https://sante.journaldesfemmes.fr/fiches-maladies/2661111-rassemblement-covid-19-france-prive-noel-limite-exterieur-fetes-castex-6-a-table-couvre-feu-31-decembre/

Rassemblement et Covid : 6 à table Ă  NoĂ«l, couvre-feu le 31 De nouvelles mesures ont Ă©tĂ© annoncĂ©es le 10 dĂ©cembre par Jean Castex pour les fĂȘtes de fin d'annĂ©e. Si les rassemblements seront possibles Ă  NoĂ«l, un couvre- feu dissuasif Ă  20 heures sera en vigueur le soir du 31 dĂ©cembre. Rassemblements Ă  l'extĂ©rieur, lieux de culte, restaurant... ...

Relative pronouns in French grammar 08/12/2020

Relative pronouns in French grammar

How hard is French? It's all relative!!! This is more of an advanced/intermediate level but it's good to get revising those relative pronouns: https://francais.lingolia.com/en/grammar/pronouns/relative-pronouns

Relative pronouns in French grammar Relative pronouns (les pronoms relatifs) introduce relative clauses. They replace a noun or pronoun from the previous sentence to avoid repetition. Learn about relative pronouns in French grammar with Lingolia, then test yourself in the free exercises.

Making comparisons with adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que : French language lesson 01/12/2020

Making comparisons with adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que : French language lesson

Are you better or worse at French since the recent confinement?! Yes, this week we're doing comparisons! https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/making-comparisons-using-adjectives-plus-que-aussi-que-moins-que

Making comparisons with adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que : French language lesson A simple explanation of "Making comparisons with adjectives: plus... que, aussi... que, moins... que". Revise and improve your French with detailed content, examples, audio, personalised practice tests and learning tools

French Phonetics: Listening Exercises 27/11/2020

French Phonetics: Listening Exercises

Right all you Feel Good Frenchers who are not doing much speaking practice during this second confinement, here's a little challenge! Get practicing those vowels! This is a really good exercise, it gives you a sound and you have to check the box of the one that you think it is:https://ielanguages.com/frlistening.html

French Phonetics: Listening Exercises Learn how to pronounce French vowels, consonants, word stress, and intonation with listening and repetition exercises, with mp3 recordings by a native speaker

Passer can be used with avoir or ĂȘtre in Le PassĂ© ComposĂ©... and changes meaning : French language lesson 10/11/2020

Passer can be used with avoir or ĂȘtre in Le PassĂ© ComposĂ©... and changes meaning : French language lesson

this week it's all about 'passer'. Is it an avoir or an ĂȘtre verb?!https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/passer-can-be-used-with-avoir-or-etre-in-le-passe-compose-and-changes-meaning

Passer can be used with avoir or ĂȘtre in Le PassĂ© ComposĂ©... and changes meaning : French language lesson A simple explanation of "Passer can be used with avoir or ĂȘtre in Le PassĂ© ComposĂ©... and changes meaning". Revise and improve your French with detailed content, examples, audio, personalised practice tests and learning tools

05/11/2020

NEW!!!! French classes for wee ones! I am trialing online classes for 6-10 year olds next week.

They will either be on a Thursday at 5.30pm or some time on a Saturday. Workshos will be mainly focused on music, games and fun in French!

There will be some kind of recorded audio support from me every week and a short activity to do in preparation for the 30 minutes workshop.

It will be 30 euros for the 7 workshops between now and Christmas (one of which is the free trial next week).

Contact screen time with me and in the group will be limited to 30 minutes and group will be maximum of 6 children.

03/11/2020

Feel good Frenchers are going online! We now have beginners, intermediate and advanced conversation classes via Zoom. Beginners Mondays 2.30-3.40 and 3.45-4.55pm
Intermediate Mondays 10-11.10 and 11.20-12.30am
Advanced Thursdays 2-3.10pm
Easy step by step instructions for how to join the meeting, don't need any fancy technology.
French teacher with over 15 years experience, and a lot of fun!
Contact Kate on 06 84 42 88 30 and [email protected]

30/10/2020

I am looking into carrying out Skype or Zoom lessons during the new confinement period. Please let me know if you are interested!

French Impersonal Verbs - Il faut, il pleut, il se peut - Lawless French Grammar 28/10/2020

French Impersonal Verbs - Il faut, il pleut, il se peut - Lawless French Grammar

Little bit of grammar for the day! When we say 'il pleut' or 'il faut' (it's raining and one has to / we must) it's tricky to find an equivalent pronoun in English, is it 'it, one, we?! There are quite a few of these verbs in French, here's some more info: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/impersonal-verbs/

French Impersonal Verbs - Il faut, il pleut, il se peut - Lawless French Grammar Most verbs are personal: they must be conjugated for different grammatical persons. But some verbs are used impersonally, meaning they have only one conjugation, the third person singular. - Lawless French

France 24 - International breaking news, top stories and headlines 28/10/2020

France 24 - International breaking news, top stories and headlines

As you may know, it looks like things are about to change in France again. You can tune into France 24 live tonight on YouTube or on their channel to hear Macron's speech with English subtitles. https://www.france24.com/en/

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26/10/2020

Our sessions are friendly and informal, yet challenging enough to ensure consistent progress.
We hold classes at the Cafe du Palais in Riberac (Thursday mornings), the Royal Oak in Mareuil (Friday mornings) and near the Chateau de Villebois Lavalette on Mondays.
Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level classes.
Call 06 84 42 88 30 or email [email protected]

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Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 15:30
Thursday 09:30 - 11:30
Friday 10:00 - 00:00