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Discovering French Wines – French wine tasting

Why French wine tasting? An important part of the French culture is its food and wine, of course; and many restaurant menus provide an initial lesson in French. Why at the Modern Language School? For several years now I have been leading evenings in tasting French wines at the Modern Language School. I personally love […]

French Advent Calendar

Bonjour a tous, To access your French Advent Calendar from the Modern Language School, with lots of items for all, please click here.

Monday afternoon in French

There is often a lot of banter in the Monday afternoon French class in Meltham Mills. Although learning a foreign language is not always a piece of cake, it has its many delicious moments. This Monday morning at the Modern Language School, Brian, Chris, Gary, Julie, Louise, Steven and Sue (Janet was away in France, […]

The write expression

Dom: Hi Virginia. You’ve been attending my French  classes at the Modern Language School for 3 years now and have proved a very able and friendly learner. What got you started; what prompted you to sign up for French classes? Virginia:  Thank you, Dom.  I really do enjoy the classes and feel as though I […]

Where an “s” at the end won’t be enough

French Language Plural The French section of the Modern Language School reminds you: Just as in English the plural of mouse is mice, in French the plural of journal is journaux. I will give one of my amazing prizes to each of  the 2 students who post on our Facebook page the nicest (unusual, imaginative, shocking, […]

French Advanced Conversation

At the Modern Language School, we are now running a monthly French advanced conversation class which started Saturday the 15th of October 2016. We had a (silly) introduction game involving names of animals, a few riddles and a discussion in groups about clichés and reality when it comes to lunch break in France, starting from […]

This week’s French elementary class

On Monday afternoon, in French elementary class (2nd year), we had a look at regular -re verbs. Our text book is the excellent Façon de Parler 1 and here is a review of the vocabulary we learnt. depart-en-weekend

Monthly French Advanced Conversation

I am very happy to announce that, once a month, advanced learners can now practise conversational skills at the Modern Language School. We will be gathering on Saturday mornings for an hour and a half session. Please book your place so I can plan session accordingly. Dates for this term: October the 15th, November the 12th […]

Trop, beaucoup, assez?

Tonight in French we played a game using quantity adverbs. Each person had cards with a sentence to read out (e.g. “Ma mère boit 6 tasses de café par jour.”) and the others had to react to this (e.g. “Ta mère boit beaucoup trop de café. Elle devrait boire plus d’eau.”). It was a little […]

Language adventures – part 3

If you are feeling adventurous, consider travelling off the beaten path on your next visit to Europe. English speakers may be harder to come by in these less well-trodden places and you will really benefit from language lessons in advance of your trip to help you navigate your way around. At The Modern Language School […]