Group lessons often work best if you want to practise conversing in another language.
There are maximum 6 students per group, so everyone has plenty of time to contribute.
We often pick a new discussion topic every week, depending your level and interests. Everyone brings their own ideas and experiences to the group, resulting in an animated discussion or debate, and participants are always surprised at how quickly 90 minutes can pass.
In addition, one weekly French group has chosen the format of a French book club. We read and discuss contemporary novels, and our bookshelves are bursting with brilliant literature, which we may not have come across otherwise.
Another group chooses to focus on particular grammar points, eg a tense, or a frequent favourite : the subjunctive mood.
In our Spanish groups, we do a mixture of conversation and grammar, and we have an excellent book, consisting of listening, reading, writing and speaking exercises.
English groups similarly vary according to priorities.
Perhaps the biggest advantage of joining a language group is that we have formed close friendship groups, and we thoroughly enjoy chatting away in a second language, the way you would in an English friendship group. That is one of the reasons people continue perfecting their language skills with us over many years. However, new members are always welcome, space-permitting. You’ll feel at ease and settle into the convivial atmosphere in no time.