This is an online live and interactive French language course aimed specifically at sailors and the language you will need when sailing in and around French waters.
Translate the local French weather forecast, converse with an engineer about a leaky salt water pump. Arrive in port knowing how to talk to the marina staff who offer to take your lines or the chap at the fuel dock. Be confident in asking a passing fishing boat for some sardines.
This is a live online French language course of 6 x one and a half hour sessions with the focus on what you might need as a sailor visiting France.You will brush up on your existing French. It will be very interactive with lots of conversation. All from the comfort and bug free safety of your own home.
The course is aimed at a range of exisitng abilities. Upon signing up we will contact you to gauge your ability
The teacher, Jenny, started sailing when she was 4 and after establishing a teaching career rising to Head of Languages in Pimlico School in London she sailed off down to the Med, through Suez into the Red Sea and beyond to eventually Australia. After 5 years of adventuring she returned to the UK to resume teaching French, German and Spanish.
In 2005 she moved to France where she now teaches French and English.
She will concentrate on speaking and understanding skills to help you deal with officials and trades people in the marine world as well as making conversation with French friends and boat neighbours. Her lessons are enjoyable, sociable and confidence boosting.
The course will run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm (BST).
The dates are 7/9/14/16/21/23 July.
If there is a need to split the group in two due to widely differing abilities then the second session will run from 8pm to 9.30pm.