Conversation Workshops


Photo: Mayenne – September 2017


Everyone* is very welcome to these informal meetings.

  • Normally there are about 15 people sitting round 3 or 4 tables.
  • For one hour everybody talks in English and you help the French members; then after a pause for a soft drink and a chat, back for the second hour in French when they help you.
  • There is a topic to start the discussions, but conversations often deviate widely from the theme!
  • As these are not lessons, you do need to have a basic knowledge of French to feel comfortable, but the setting is so informal that you need not feel shy about opening your mouth!



In Laval they are held at

Maison de Quartier des Fourches, 1 Place Pasteur, 53000 Laval.

Parking is usually not a problem; it is in a residential area of apartment blocks.


In Mayenne at

Lycee Don Bosco,  18 Boulevard Anatole France, 53102 Mayenne.

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Park in the road/on the pavement nearby. Enter the gate at the left of the main building, turn right into the playground and it is the FIRST classroom on your RIGHT.


Meetings are held from 8.00pm to 10.00pm every other week.

  • in Mayenne on Mondays. 

Mayenne programme (with topics):


September 10 (Travelling)    24 (House)            October 8 (Garden)             November 5 (Games & Sports)   19 (Family)           December 3 (Meals)    17 (Christmas)


January 7 (At School)    21 (Countries & People)         February 4 (Letters & Arts)    25 (Industry)         March 11 (Weather)    25 (Town)

May 13 (Music)    27 (Car)          June 24 (Holidays)





  • and in Laval on Wednesdays.

Laval programme:


September 12    26          October 10         November  7   21          December 5   19


January 9   23      February 6   27      March 13  27      April 24      May 15  29      June 12  26


Meetings are not held during the school holidays or on Bank Holidays, so none in July and August.

See the monthly  Calendar in the  Information  section for the next session.



Free, apart from an honesty box (leave anything up to €1) to cover the cost of drinks and biscuits.


What to bring 

Paper and pencil if you think you might want to record any nuggets you have picked up, and maybe a dictionary if you all get stuck on a word!


Contacts and for further information:

*Non-members will be invited to join EuroMayenne if they would like to continue coming after their first free session.

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