Activities for Students

DRAMA CLUB

The Drama Club offers an evening of theatrical fun every fortnight. This activity is open to adults and students, with or without acting experience. It consists of miming, improvising, and acting out published works of theater, such as sketches and plays.

When and where: Meetings take place at the library twice a month (except during school holidays) on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Please attend regularly.

Cost: 90 € for the year

To join: Please sign up at the front desk. Take the stage, break a leg! 

ENGLISH IN ACTION

English in Action is a program that matches a non-English-speaker with an English speaker for one-to-one conversational English that lasts 6 hours. This program is available to anyone over 18 years old.

When and where: The first meeting is at the library to introduce the volunteer to the participant. The following meetings can take place in the library or outside of the library. The 6 hours can be scheduled in agreement between the two partners.

Cost: 90 € for 6 hours plus membership (to be paid at the first meeting).

To join: Fill out the “English in Action” form.

FRENCH IN ACTION

French in Action is a program that matches a non-French-speaker with a French speaker for one-to-one conversational French that lasts 6 hours. This program is available to anyone over 18 years old.

When and where: The first meeting is at the library to introduce the volunteer to the participant. The following meetings can take place in the library or outside of the library. The 6 hours can be scheduled in agreement between the two partners.

Cost: 90 € for 6 hours plus membership (to be paid on the first meeting).

To join: You must be a member of the library and fill out the “French in Action” form.

FILM CLUB

The Film Club offers monthly showings of films in English.

When and where: Meetings are held at the library once a month on a Saturday afternoon.

Cost: Free to all library members.

To join: Please sign up at the front desk when possible.

JOB LISTING

The library offers a networking service to connect native English speakers looking for jobs with potential employers. If you are a member and a native English speaker and would like to be on this mailing list please send an email to phoebe@ellia.org.

If you are a potential employer seeking a native English speaker, please send the information about the job offer to phoebe@ellia.org and we will pass it along via our mailing list.

PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB

The Photography Club is a chance to share and exchange with other aspiring photographers and even go on photo shoots together. This activity is led by Pol Corvez, professional photographer and library volunteer, along with Peter Bolos, photographer and member of staff.

When and where: Meetings are once a month on Thursday afternoons from 2 to 4 pm, either at the library or at a predetermined photo shoot location. Please attend regularly.

Cost: Free to all library members.

To join: Please sign up at the front desk.

PIZZA AND BOARD GAMES

When and where: The English-Language Library organizes an evening of pizza and board games once a month on a Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m.

Cost: 7 € (covers pizza and non-alcoholic beverages), 5 € for native English speakers and children ages 12 and under.

To join: Open to the public, no need to reserve just come and enjoy!

PRESS REVIEW

This is an informal sharing and discussion of the news in English, led by a freelance journalist. Please feel free to bring in an article that you would like to share with the other members of the group.

When and where: Meetings are held once a month on a Saturday from 2 to 3 pm.

Cost: Free to all library members.

To join: Please sign up at the front desk.

READING SHAKESPEARE

This activity is a collective reading of a Shakespeare play organized by a native English speaker for a maximum of 10 participants.

When and where: This activity takes place on Friday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 pm. Please consult dates on the events calendar.

Cost: Free to all library members.

To join: Please send an email to the group leader.

SATURDAY READING GROUP

The Saturday Reading Group is for anyone who loves to read, socialize in English, and meet new people. A new book is chosen each month by members to read and discuss.

When and where: Meetings are held at the library once a month on Saturday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free to all library members.

To join: Please send an email to the group leader.

TOEIC

The library is an authorized test center for the TOEIC Listening and Reading Test (the Test of English for International Communication). If you have any questions please contact the library or consult our TOEIC page.

When and where: TOEIC testing takes place at ESSCA, a business school in Angers. Tests are scheduled approximately once a month, typically Wednesday or Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How to sign up for the test: Click here to register or for more information visit the official website. You do not need to be a member of the library to take this test. An identity card with a photo is mandatory on the day of the test.

WALK AND TALK

When and where: Get outside and enjoy the beautiful hiking paths of the Maine-et-Loire. An easy walk is organized once a month – approximately 10 km, 2 to 3 hours, in the afternoon. Maximum group is 20 so make sure to sign up!

Cost: Free to all library members.

To join: Sign up by sending your name, email address and phone number (preferably cell phone) to the group leader. You will be sent full details for the next walk.


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