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French Conversation



We meet every Monday morning to have informal conversations in French. No particular level of French is required- just an interest and the desire to speak it. There aren't set topics let alone homework! But one does learn, practice and maintain spoken French.

The topics of our conversations are ad hoc and varied- but often include current affairs (local, UK, France, World), recent or forthcoming holidays, food and wine, etc. There is no teacher or 'chair' - we just chat like any group of friends meeting for a coffee, the only difference being the chat is predominantly in French. We simply help each other out when searching for an unfamiliar French word and there's always someone on hand with a dictionary on their phone/tablet.Given its informal friendly nature, members come along when they can. Unlike a course it isn't necessary to attend each week. 

We have occasional evening social events such as wine-tasting and a Christmas meal.


Bill Horton
Availability: This group is presently full but it is running a waiting list which you can join by completing our 'Group Full' form here or by emailing  By letting us know of your interest, you will alert our 'Groups Team' and once there are enough people on the list, we will endeavour to start a second group.


The Riverside Hotel, Ilkley


Every Monday morning 10:00 -11:30 all year round (except Bank Holidays)

Cost:  Free.

Contact Information:

U3A Members please contact  Bill Horton.

Non U3A Visitors please clichere.


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