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Welcome to Language for Fun, Newcastle-under-Lyme's exciting French and Spanish lessons with Richard and Vanessa!   If you are interested in starting a class, take a look at our timetable below and then get in touch with the teachers directly or come along to one of our free social events this term.

Free Social!  Booking Essential!
Keele Sustainability Hub
Thursday 18th September, 18:30 
Meet the teachers and other learners, try a mini-class, have a glass of wine and some cheese!  See what happened at our last social in this short film.  

Richard Robards
01782 715686 / 07802 472784 (mobile) 
Vanessa Muller
Term Dates
Our term starts end of April, beginning of May.

French Classes

Call Vanessa 07587 692266 or email vanessa_al@yahoo.com

Beginners - Brand new class starts 5th June 
For the real Beginner or truly terrified!
18.00-19.30 French Int

Thursdays 18:00 - 19:30   Keele Sustainability Hub 


Thu 18:00-19:30 Keele Sustainability Hub 

If you can introduce yourself, order a drink and are just starting to tackle the past tense, come and join us!

Thu 19:30 - 21:00 Keele Sustainability Hub 

If you can use the past, the future and the conditional but avoid the subjunctive if at all possible, come and join the club! 
Tue 10:10-11:10 Brampton - conversation (starts 6th May)  
Tue 11:15-12:45 Brampton - One space left!)

Other classes can be arranged according to demand - just let us know what level and what day you would like and we will pop you on a waiting list.

Spanish Classes

Tue 18:00-19:30 Keele Sustainability Hub 

Call Richard 01782 715 686 or 07802 472 784 or email richard.robards@totalise.co.uk

Beginners 1 Brand new class!
For the real Beginner or the truly terrified! 
Tue 11:15-12:45  Toby Carvery
Wed 11:15-12:45 Toby Carvery
Thu 19:45 - 21:15 Keele Sustainability Hub
Beginners 3
Tue 16:15 - 17:45 Keele, Sustainability Hub 

Beginners 3
Tue 9:30-11:00 Toby Carvery, Trentham

Improvers 1
Tue 9:30-11 Toby Carvery Trentham

Improvers 2
The future!
Tue 19:45 -21:15  Keele Sustainability Hub

Improvers 3
If only; discussing hope and regrets
Wed 9:30-11 Toby Carvery

Intermediate 1
Wed 9:30 - 11 Toby Carvery

60-minute classes £7.50 + £5 workbook.
90-minute classes £10 + £5 workbook.
All lessons payable per term in advance.

Full addresses of our venues - prior booking is essential!

The Brampton

The Borough Museum & Art Gallery
Brampton Park, Newcastle, Staffordshire ST5 0QP
Free parking and entrance to the museum and gallery. Café.

Sustainability Hub
Home Farm
Keele University
Keele ST5 5AA

Toby Carvery
206 Longton Road
Staffordshire ST4 8BU

Richard Robards
A graduate in French from Leeds University, Richard also has Advanced Level qualifications in Spanish, Italian and German. Having spent all of his career until recently working in Export Sales for British manufacturers of a variety of products ranging from ceramic tiles to mens’ shirts and from woodworking machinery to bathroom sanitaryware, Richard has been fortunate to travel the world extensively and to use his languages in International Trade environments. Turning to teaching later in life than usual, he recently completed a Diploma in Education. He has worked for Language for Fun as a tutor since the beginning of 2011 and has recently taken over the licence for Spanish in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Spanish & French for Biddulph, Congleton, Leek and Alsager all of which he is looking to expand over the next few years.

Vanessa Muller

Vanessa is a French native speaker who comes from the North of France, near Lille. However, her family is scattered between Normandy, Brittany, Alsace and the Riviera. This has given her the chance to get to know several areas of the country. She passed her English degree with honours at Lille University, then came to England to practice her English working in a school as a French assistant. She then decided to stay to share her knowledge of French language and culture. She studied for her PGCE and taught in high school and college for 11 years before joining French For Fun as a tutor and then as a licensee. She likes going to art lessons and Tae Kwon Do. This all gives her the chance to savour different ways of teaching and adapt to different needs and levels. Vanessa loves sharing her passion for language and culture, which is why she joined French for Fun.

Email: languageforfun@gmail.com
Header image reproduced with kind permission of The Sentinel Newspaper