Further to my note in the August Newsletter, I have received a few more expressions of interest in possible conversation groups in various languages, notably German beginners and Italian, but not from anyone prepared to lead such groups.  I have not heard from enough people interested in the more advanced German conversation group which I was prepared to lead to make it as yet viable.
However, those interested in practising their conversational language skills may like to know of the Café Polyglot, which has been going for some years in Falmouth, meeting at the Dolly's on Thursday evenings, from 7.30 p.m., and which has now also started up in Truro, meeting on Wednesday evenings, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Wine Barrel, 18 Old Bridge Street.  Members of the U3A French and Spanish conversation groups have been involved in setting this up.  Anyone is welcome to these to practise chatting in Spanish, French, German, Italian, or possible other languages, to other learners or with native speakers.  For further information tel. 01872 277928 or 271757.  See also the Facebook page at

Sue Mills  Tel: 01326 722948; email:



French Conversation:

Picture by Alison Mandeville

The Truro French Conversation meets on Tuesday mornings at 11.00 at St. George's Church Hall in Truro.  At present it is rather full, so if any new member is interested please contact the convener (details below) to discuss going on a waiting list. 


Sue Corcoran


French Film Group:

French film club. I am at present unable to drive due to a hand injury. French films will resume in the new year. Apologies to everyone.


My email address is:
Telephone number: 01872 273333

French for Beginners?:

We have some members seeking to join a beginners' class to study French at an initial level. Is there a competent member who might be able to lead such a class of beginners out there? Contact initially with John Skelton on (01872) 865316 if you could be interested!


A German Language Group?

Since my initial notice in May about a possible German language group, to date I have only received two or three enquiries, so could be prepared to widen the group’s remit. 

If anyone is interested in any form of German conversation group, beyond just beginners, please contact me for an initial discussion.  If there are more than 5 we could perhaps meet in a café in Truro to discuss possible options.

Sue Mills  (01326) 722948 or Mobile (07941) 422309

Spanish beginners.

This group is going to start at the beginning of November in Falmouth. If you are interested please get in touch with Pat Dye on 07904113804 or at for further details

Hablemos Español:

The Spanish conversation group meets every Thursday for Spanish chat and language learning, varied by trips this year to tapas restaurants, cafe polyglot in Falmouth and even a Spanish play.   Members of the group take it in turns to host meetings and plan the session - with the emphasis on having fun while trying to speak Spanish throughout our time together!

December 7th Christmas lunch. Contact Harry Nicholls if you would like to join us for this tapas lunch with conversation mainly in English.

December 14th final session before Christmas.

January 11th New Year restart.


Two views of the Spanish Conversation group -

Christmas tapas

enjoying a pre-Christmas tapas lunch at The Wharf Spanish restaurant in Penryn and

Don Quixote

01209 860380;





For all activities, please check our Google Calendar to confirm dates, times and location

Pat Harrod & Wendy MorrisGroups coordinator