Spanish – Intermediate Group

Meets: 2nd & 4th Friday AM

Location: Varies

Group Leader: Gil Beeke

Contact This Group

We meet twice a month on a Friday morning at the home of one of our members.
We are a very friendly group of about 8 people whose aim is to help each other as we endeavour to master the Spanish Language.

We’ve worked our way through the BBC’s ‘Espana Viva’ coursebook and ’30 days to great Spanish’ and we’re now using ‘Pasos 1’ and its associated workbook. We are supplementing this with exercises from Collins grammar book. To develop our speaking and listening skills we play games, have conversations on useful topics and listen to CDs. Some group members also use interactive Spanish websites.

There are no experts or teachers in our group. more a set of friends willing each other on in an atmosphere of mutual co-operation.

If you are interested in joining the group and have some knowledge of Spanish, please contact Gil Beeke or Liz Tallon for more information.

Meet on Fridays 8th and 22nd February from 10:00am – 12noon. For more information contact Gil Beeke.

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Notices

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Burnley & District U3A will be held on Thursday 25th April at 2.00pm at the Unity Centre, Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham. Three Committee members (Treasurer, Secretary and one elected member) have served for two years and therefore have to be replaced or, if they wish, stand for re-election.  Nomination forms for these positions will be available at the monthly meeting in February and March or from the Secretary.


New French Group

A new learn to speak French group will starting in March 2019. If you are interested please speak to David Wilson at the monthly meeting. The first meeting will be on Tuesday 5th March 1:00pm to 3:00pm in the quiet room at Burnley Central Library.


Submissions For February Newsletter

Please note that all submissions for the February 2019 newsletter should be e-mailed or telephoned to the newsletter editor by Wednesday 20th February 2019.


Annual Membership Renewal

It is the time of year to renew your membership; the year ends on 31st March. As agreed at the AGM last year the membership fee has been reduced to £14 April to March or £9.50 October to March per person; £26 April to March or £17 October to March for couples living at the same address. An absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree. Melinda Jackson will be available at the February and March meetings to accept your money.
If you can’t attend the monthly meetings you can download a renewal form and submit by post.


Next Open Meeting

Our next Open Meeting will be held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham BB12 8JH on Thursday 28th February 2019 commencing at 2:30pm. The meeting will feature a talk on ‘Looking at how Burnley has changed within living memory’ by Tony Mitchell. A full list of our Open Meetings for 2019 is available on our Schedule of Open Meetings Page.


Fancy Becoming A Member?

If you fancy joining Burnley and District U3A and attending one or more of our Special Interest Groups please visit our How To Join Burnley and District U3A page. Guests are welcome to attend up to two monthly meetings at a fee of £2.00 per meeting or to attend one Special Interest Group meeting as a taster session. If you have questions or just want to know more about the local U3A you will be welcome to chat with one of our Greeters at the monthly meeting from 2:00pm. The monthly meetings are held at Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Knight Hill, Padiham Lancs BB12 8JH (see our location) and commence at 2:30pm on the fourth Thursday of each month. Download our Introductory Brochure (PDF).