French Conversation

Leader: Diana Brahams, assisted by Geraldine Melinek

Suitable for people with some working knowledge of French.  Conversation will be on a variety of topics and hopefully progress from “getting to know you and holidays” to the news, current affairs, politics, and local events and issues.  Brush up your irregular verbs and vocabulary!

New applications are invited for this group.

  • Spring term start date: 7 January 2020
  • When: Tuesday 1.45 pm – 2.45 pm
  • Location: Leader’s home, NW11 7LG
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Number of places: 8

French Improvers – Intermediate and Advanced

Leader: Yocheved Freeman

These groups cover conversation, understanding, and writing skills.

  • Start date: 2 September 2019
  • When: Monday 0945 am – 10.45  am – Advanced group
  • Monday 11am – 12pm – Intermediate group
  • Location: Leader’s home, NW4 2HR
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Charges: None
  • Number of places: 9 – many still available

Advanced German Conversation

Leader: Michelle Wayne

For those more experienced in German.

  • Spring term start date: 2 January 2020
  • When: Thursdays 3 – 4 pm
  • Location: Member’s home, N2
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Number of places: 8

Hebrew (Ivrit) Conversation

Leader: Tony Korn

  • Can you make yourself understood in Modern Hebrew (Ivrit)?
  • Want to improve your conversation and proficiency?
  • We are an intermediate-level, fun and friendly conversation group (chug) for people who can speak the language and want to progress their competence..
  • Great majority of discussion in Ivrit.

At each meeting, each of us either:

1. Reads and translates an article from the latest issue of Yanshuf (an Israeli newspaper in somewhat easier Ivrit) with its crib sheet – we then discuss that article.


2. Chats in Ivrit on any subject they want (except politics or religion) for a few minutes and we discuss that.

Except when translating we speak only in Ivrit throughout our meetings.

  • Start date: 3 September 2019
  • When: Tuesday 10.00 am – 11.30 am
  • Location: Member’s home in NW11 7RE
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Number of places: 10
  • Now full – please contact Leader if interested in joining

Italian Conversation

Leader: Lisa Vignoli

Simple Italian conversation practice, e.g., name, address, time, weather, etc. Reading aloud from selected texts, e.g., newspaper, and then discussing text. Oral language questions and oral answers. Translation: Italian into English, English into Italian.

  • Spring term start date: 10 January 2020
  • When: Friday 10.30 am – 11.30 am
  • Location: Leader’s home, NW11 6AT
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Number of places: 8
  • Waiting list operating as group is currently full

Learn Latin

Leader: Daniela Marx

Set book: Cambridge Latin Course Book 1 – 4th Edition

  • Spring term: 6 January – 23 March 2020
  • When: Monday 3.00 – 4.00 pm
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Location:  Free Church Hall Oriel Room (upstairs), Northway, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London NW11 6PB
  • Number of places: 10

Yiddish Conversation – NEW

Facilitator: Betti Blatman

A fortnightly meeting for those who can speak and/or understand Yiddish.

  • Spring term start date: 6 January 2020
  • When: Monday 2.00 – 3.30 pm
  • Location: Member’s home
  • Frequency: Fortnightly
  • Number of places: 10