French Lessons




One of the principal aims of the Association is to help those moving to France to settle in

And what better way is there, than to learn the language?

You will learn French in small weekly classes at very attractive prices, and will soon feel much more comfortable with the language you hear around you every day.

  • Three levels – "Beginner" , "Intermediate" and "Advanced" 
  • Half a term is the minimum enrolment period.
  • The weekly two hour lessons are held over three terms, as per the local schools.
  • Reading, writing and conversation are all covered.
  • You can join at any time during the year subject to there being a space available.
  • The teacher, Alain, is a French native, qualified to teach the language and is very experienced.

You will be made most welcome.


Courses are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays

"Beginners" on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00.

"Advanced" on Thursday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:00


Autumn Term 2018

First Half:          September    6, 13,  20,  27               October    4,  11,  18*                    [7 classes]

Second Half:     November    8,  15*,  22,  29             December    6*,  13,  20                 [7 classes]


 Spring Term 2019

First Half:         January    10,  17,  24,  31            February    7                                        [5 classes]

Second Half:    February    28            March    7,  14,  21,  28             April    4                 [6 classes]


 Summer Term 2019

April    25          May    2,  9,  16,  23          June    6,  13,  20,  27        July 4                    [10 classes]


EXCEPTIONS for 18 October, 15 November & 6 December – Room No 1, Old Maire, Mayenne



"Intermediate" on Tuesday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00.


Autumn Term 2018

First Half:          September    4,  11,  18,  25              October    2,  9,  16                        [7 classes]

Second Half:     November    6,  13,  2027               December    4,  11,  18                  [7 classes]


Spring Term 2019

First Half:       January    8,  15,  22,  29            February    5                                            [5 classes]

Second Half:  February    26          March    5,  12,  19,  26          April    2                        [6 classes]


Summer Term 2019

April    23,  30          May    7,  14,  21,  28        June    4,  11,  18,   25       July 2             [11 classes]



Check the Calendar in the  Information section in case there have been any changes.



at Room 2, Ancienne Mairie, Place de Hercé, MAYENNE

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The cost

The cost is just €5 per hour.  

Payment is to be made in advance of each term.

To help you spread the cost, you can send two cheques for the two half terms; the first will be cashed straight away and the second will be held until the half-term break. Or if you prefer, send one cheque for the whole term.



Beginners &


Autumn 2018    
1st half €70 €70
2nd half €70 €70
Spring 2019         
1st half €50 €50
2nd half €60 €60
Summer 2019    
April + May €60 €50
June + July €50 €50


What to bring to each lesson 

Notebook, pen and a French-English dictionary if you have one.  Study material will be provided.


How to enrol

Step 1: contact Paul Dowthwaite (details below) to check that there is room on the course you wish to follow. Numbers are limited in order to keep class sizes small so this step is essential.

If you are not sure which class would suit you, Paul will be able to guide you.

(Your teacher Alain may suggest you move up or down a level after the first one or two lessons, once he has had a chance to assess your language skills.)


Step 2: these lessons are exclusively for members of the association, so if you have not already joined EuroMayenne, please fill in a membership form (see Steps 3 and 4 below) and write a cheque for the appropriate amount.

Your teacher Alain will ask to see your membership certificate (a document sent to you when your subscription for EuroMayenne has been received).


Step 3: Print off and fill in an enrolment form (which comes with a membership form).

For the membership and enrolment forms just click ….

….here for Autumn term 2018

….here for Spring term 2019

….here for Summer Term 2019


Step 4: Send your membership form if you have not yet paid your 2018-2019 subscription, with your cheque (payable to EuroMayenne), to:

Mme Roselyne SPEYER,

Le Petit Livray,

53500 ERNÉE

And take your enrolment form for the French lessons, with your cheque(-s), payable to EuroMayenne, to your first lesson of each term when it will be collected by Paul Dowthwaite if he is there, or if not by your teacher Alain.


Step 5: Enjoy your first lesson !


Contacts & Questions

About the course:

please contact:   Paul Dowthwaite  –  02 33 64 88 53  –


About payment/membership:

please contact:   Roselyne Speyer  –  02 43 05 75 07  –

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