Feel Good Frenchers Kate and her duo the Dahlias! Bringing some festive cheer! Advance booking advised!
Feel Good Frenchers
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
Learn How to Use Indirect Objects and Indirect Object Pronouns
Anything which has a picture of Nutella on bread is promising, right? https://www.thoughtco.com/french-indirect-objects-1368865
Learn How to Use Indirect Objects and Indirect Object Pronouns This lesson teaches French students how to use indirect objects, the objects in a sentence to or for whom/what the action of the verb occurs.
Feel Good Frenchers updated their information in their About section.
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
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)
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 à apprendre! (Which just goes to show there's always something to learn) et nous avons beau essayer! (no matter how much we try!)
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.
Mieux ou meilleur ?
Such a cute way to work on the difference between mieux and meilleur and how to pronounce them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5BzBZ_8vsM
Mieux ou meilleur ? - Retrouvez les fichiers PDF et MP3 : https://www.francaisauthentique.com/mieux-ou-meilleur- Découvrez tous mes cours : https://www.francaisauthentique.com/c...
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
Flooded Lane Band - YouTube Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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 fèves in their pieces, wearing a couronne and choosing a reine or a roi!
Nouvel An en France : culture et vocabulaire C’est la fin de l’année 2019 ! On espère que vous avez passé une bonne année mais surtout que l' année 2020 sera extraordinaire ! Aujourd'hui, on va parler du nouvel an en France, de comment les Français fêtent la nouvelle année, des traditions, du vocabulaire... BONNE ANNÉE 2020 !! ??....
Keep the Conversation Going in French With These Phrases
Keep the conversation going over the hols!
Keep the Conversation Going in French With These Phrases Improve your French conversational skills by familiarizing yourself with these common phrases.
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
Rassemblement et Covid : 6 à table à Noël, couvre-feu le 31 De nouvelles mesures ont été annoncées le 10 décembre par Jean Castex pour les fêtes de fin d'année. Si les rassemblements seront possibles à Noël, un couvre- feu dissuasif à 20 heures sera en vigueur le soir du 31 décembre. Rassemblements à l'extérieur, lieux de culte, restaurant... ...
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
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
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
Bon vs Bien - Lawless French Grammar - Bien vs bon
Who does actually get that thing of when you use 'bon' and when you use 'bien'!? This is really helpful: https://www.lawlessfrench.com/grammar/bon-vs-bien/
Bon vs Bien - Lawless French Grammar - Bien vs bon Bon and bien can be tricky as they both belong to three different parts of speech and have similar meanings. This is a good lesson that will get you well on your way to understanding the difference.
Plus: When Should You Pronounce the Final “S”?
Just when DO you pronounce the 's' on 'plus'?! Hopefully this link will help! https://frenchtogether.com/plus-pronunciation/
Plus: When Should You Pronounce the Final “S”? Discover when to pronounce the final “s” in “plus” with examples and a simple rule.
Passer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning : French language lesson
this week it's all about 'passer'. Is it an avoir or an être 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 être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning : French language lesson A simple explanation of "Passer can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning". Revise and improve your French with detailed content, examples, audio, personalised practice tests and learning tools
when to use to use 'an' vs 'année'
When to use 'an' and when to use 'année', that is the question! We will be looking at this in our groups next week, but here's a helpful online article http://www.french-linguistics.co.uk/grammar/when_to_use_an_annee.shtml
when to use to use 'an' vs 'année' Explanation of when to use to use 'an' vs 'année' in French
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.
Feel Good Frenchers updated their address.
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]
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
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
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/
France 24 - International breaking news, top stories and headlines Breaking news and world news from France 24 on Business, Sports, Culture. Video news. News from the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, America
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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|Monday||10:00 - 15:30|
|Thursday||09:30 - 11:30|
|Friday||10:00 - 00:00|