What we're about
Our aim, at Experience French, is to offer various opportunities in London for French speakers to practice and improve their public speaking in French and in English in a supportive and friendly environment, and also keep in touch with their culture and for people learning French to discover and enjoy the French culture.
This first ever French speaking Toastmasters Club in England has been launched in September 2012 by Raphael Kopel and acolytes and is still running.
At least twice a month, we have meetings that follow the format of Toastmasters meetings i.e. providing a supportive and friendly environment for our members and guests to practise their public speaking skills. Members organise and run the meetings which are wonderful networking opportunities, in addition to being educational and fun. Anyone can come to our Toastmasters meetings as a guest, you will have to join the club if you want to deliver prepared speeches and take an active part in the running of our meetings. Everything will be explained to you when you first come to visit us.
You should already be an advanced speaker of French if you want to make the most of our meetings but then again it's up to you. Here (http://www.toastmasters.org/) are some more info about Toastmasters International, the world leading organisation in communication and leadership development, with more than 330,000 members worldwide!
We also like to organise social gatherings from time to time and you are welcome to join us.
Some of the activities we organise require our 'Experience Frenchies' to speak fluent French (i.e. a play from Moliere) but most of them don't, so it's perfectly fine for you to have a more basic command of the language... you just need to be aware of that when signing up for an outing.
We hope you already enjoy or will enjoy the wide range of opportunities that we endeavour to offer to you all. Please do not hesitate to contact the administrators of the group if you have any feedback or suggestion.
Merci à tous :)
A très bientôt !