If you would like to expand your vocabulary or brush up your grammar, there is hopefully a group to suit you. Unfortunately our classes are mainly Lower Intermediate to Advanced levels and recommend that you start with professional/suitable lessons in order to get to grips with the basics of the language.
These groups are small, usually with a maximum of 6/8 people, depending on the skill level, and are our most popular activity. Demand is high and it is therefore fairly likely that you will be added to a waiting list until a place is available. The groups take place weekly for two hours in the friendly and relaxed atmosphere of the homes of both the volunteer teachers and the students.
The first step is to become an active member of Nous & You. Once you have received confirmation of your membership you can contact the Conversation Groups Co-ordinator who will place you into as suitable group as soon as space permits.
Our Group leaders (or Profs) are a vital part of this feature of Nous & You. They give up their time and effort completely voluntarily. In a small recognition of their contribution, ‘Profs and their partners do not pay membership fees to be Members. Our French Profs can also take advantage of free English classes that are given by some of our Members , along with any other French members wishing to learn English - again subject to availability.
The guidelines for the conduct of the conversation Groups can be found here: PDF File or Word Document
Where do you want to go next?
Being able to communicate with officialdom or simply to pass the time of day with your neighbours is an important step towards integration in your community. Our groups are a perfect way to help you deal with everyday life in France.