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Tuesdays 10:00-12:10 French time zone (except certain school holidays - TBA)

This is a French conversation and grammar group for non-native speakers, so invite your friends! This meetup is intended for those with a particular connection to the Béziers region.

Enjoy French conversation and grammar practice in an informal environment at the café. The course is 100% in French! We try very hard not to speak any English, but you can certainly ask questions.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a language exchange and is not for native French speakers.

This will be an opportunity for French learners of intermediate + level to practice their French and have a teacher on hand to correct mistakes and help improve French language skills.

The group will be led by your experienced and qualified French teachers, Jennifer and François Crespin. Be sure to reserve your spot! If you can't come as planned, please cancel 24 hours in advance.

Café Conversation is an enjoyable event, but we do take learning French seriously. Bring along a pen and paper to take notes, and a dictionary.

Upcoming events (3)

French Café Conversation in Béziers - 2nd Conditional Si Clauses - I'd Rather...

🎉 Join us for Café Conversation in Béziers 🎉

You will need to bring your pass sanitaire. We will meet at Ô Kraken. Plan on ordering at least a cup of coffee, and you can go straight to the bar to place your order when you arrive. Try to get there 15 or 20 minutes early so that we can start on time.

The fee to attend is €6.50. Click to sign up at the bottom of this announcement. The fee includes grammar and conversation resources to use during sessions. I will email them to you shortly after you sign up. You will need to bring them with you.

GRAMMAIRE:

2nd Conditional Si Clauses + 65 practice cards

🧐 16 Minute Video Lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjfkr0CU3sI

🧐 1 Minute Mini-Lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74iawTijpAQ

🧐 2nd Conditional Quiz: https://love-learning-languages1.teachable.com/p/french-second-conditional-quiz

🧐 Si Clause Blog Post: https://lovelearninglanguages.com/2020/10/01/french-si-clauses-second-conditional/

CONVERSATION:

🧐 Conversation: I'd Rather - Speaking Activity - 75 Cards: Great practice for using 2nd conditional si clauses!

Bonne semaine et à mardi!
Jennifer

February French Challenge - Le Défi du Mois de Février!

Needs a location

€30.00

It's Time For A French Challenge - Le Défi du Mois de Février!

The February French Challenge is for upper-beginner through advanced level learners. Every single day presents a brand new challenge to keep you on your toes while learning and practicing French. Practically every grammar topic in my complete French course is included.

Each video is 7-8 minutes long, giving you time to pause and work on translations before going over them with me. We will translate two substantial sentences per day. We're looking at what should be about 15 minutes a day depending on your level.

Every day you will watch a different video in which we will work together to translate sentences from English to French. The grammar topics are quite varied, because this is what happens in real French conversations. I frequently do translation work with my students, and they really appreciate the variety of material that is covered.

Every sentence includes the grammar that you have been working so hard to master. When translating, it's interesting to compare sentence structure. This is an opportunity to observe sentences that you would really say, and to figure out how to do that in French.

Scroll down for a glance at some the content. It will only take fifteen minutes or so a day, and if you miss a day (or 2 or 3) you can make it up. All of the material will be made available to you on February 1st. You'll have until March 1st to complete the challenge. During that time you will enjoy interacting with others who are taking the challenge and asking me all of your questions. All of the material will be yours to keep and review in the future.

The content of this challenge is totally different to what you have access to in my French Course for Self-Learners.

There are no group meetings to attend. Work at your own pace, and I'll be here to answer your questions.

Registration: January 18th - January 31st

Cost: €30

Dates: February 1st - 28th

Where: Google Classroom. I will email you the link on January 31st. Days 1 - 28 will be available in case you want to complete more than one per day.

Email me: Once you’ve signed up, send me a quick email to say I'm in! That way I will be sure to have your preferred email address when it's time to send you the Google Classroom link: [masked]

Sample Contents:

This will give you an idea of the grammar included in some of the sentences that we will work on together. You can see that each and every sentence includes grammar from all levels.

Verb + à + infinitive, avant de, present conditional, verb + de + infinitive, passé composé, devoir, pronoun EN

Pronoun LEUR, à quel point, il est important de, reflexive verbs, definite articles with body parts, negative infinitives

Verb + de + infinitive, chez, depuis + present tense, sembler, verb + two infinitives, car, adverbs

Passé composé, bon, bien, meilleur, mauvais, demonstrative pronouns, imperfect tense, relative pronouns, direct object pronouns, negation with passé composé, bonne, il y a

Ce que, vouloir dire, meilleur, ce sont vs il sont, bon, BAGS adjectives + de, sur qui, short common adverbs

Indicative vs subjunctive, mieux, tant, surtout que, pronoun LEUR, reflexive vs non-reflexive, après avoir + past participle

Falloir, indirect object pronouns, ainsi que, partitive articles, expressions of quantity, present subjunctive, le goût, futur simple

Devoir, quitter, direct object pronouns, falloir, partir de, pronoun EN, present subjunctive

Supposer que, futur simple, futur antérieur, une fois que, negation, ancien, imperfect, passé composé, present conditional, indirect object pronouns, pronoun Y

French Café Conversation in Béziers - Plus-Que-Parfait + Éducation

Ô Kraken

€6.50

🎉 Join us for Café Conversation in Béziers 🎉

You will need to bring your pass sanitaire. We will meet at Ô Kraken. Plan on ordering at least a cup of coffee, and you can go straight to the bar to place your order when you arrive. Try to get there 15 or 20 minutes early so that we can start on time.

The fee to attend is €6.50. Click to sign up at the bottom of this announcement. The fee includes grammar and conversation resources to use during sessions. I will email them to you shortly after you sign up. You will need to bring them with you.

GRAMMAIRE:

Le plus-que-parfait + practice cards (answer key included).

NOTE: These are not the same practice cards that are in my lesson @ LLL French Academy. Be sure to download the modified set that I'll send you via email.

🧐 20 Minute Si Clause Video Lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOGDaoAzGxk

🧐 3 Minute Mini-Lesson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLdBBicYhhc

🧐 Free Quiz: https://love-learning-languages1.teachable.com/p/french-quiz-plusqueparfait

🧐 Plus-Que-Parfait Blog Post: https://lovelearninglanguages.com/2020/05/28/french-plus-que-parfait-tense/

🧐 Free Sentence Structure Charts: https://love-learning-languages1.teachable.com/p/french-sentence-structure-plus-que-parfait

🧐 Free Conjugation Charts With Audio: https://love-learning-languages1.teachable.com/p/french-etre-aller-avoir-faire-plus-que-parfait

CONVERSATION:

🧐 Conversation: L'Éducation + Discussion Questions

🧐 Vocabulary List + Quizlet Study Set: https://lovelearninglanguages.com/2020/05/20/french-education-vocabulary-list-leducation/

Bonne semaine et à mardi!
Jennifer

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