Activities for Students

The English-language Library in Angers offers a range of interesting and fun activities that students can participate in from September to June!  Most activities are not held during school holidays. If you need more information on our activities, do not hesitate to stop by the library or to contact the front desk at info@ellia.org or 02.41.24.97.07. We will be more than happy to welcome you and to answer your questions!

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. Take the stage, break a leg!

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

Payment methods: You may pay by cash, by check made out to Bibliothèque Anglophone d’Angers or by making an online secure payment by clicking here. 

To join: Please sign up at the front desk, mail your registration form and check, or register online (click here). You must be a library member.

ENGLISH IN ACTION

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

When and where: The first session is held at the library to introduce the volunteer to the participant. The following sessions can take place at the library or outside of the library. The two speaking partners schedule them together based on their availability.

Cost: 90 € for 6 hours to be paid at the first session at the library.

Payment methods: You may pay by cash, by check made out to Bibliothèque Anglophone d’Angers or by making an online secure payment by clicking here. 

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

FRENCH IN ACTION

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

Where and when: The first session is held at the library to introduce the volunteer to the participant. The following sessions can take place at the library or outside of the library. The two speaking partners schedule them together based on their availability.

Cost: 90 € for 6 hours to be paid at the first session at the library.

Payment methods: You may pay by cash, by check made out to Bibliothèque Anglophone d’Angers or by making an online secure payment by clicking here. 

To join: You must be a library member 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 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Please consult dates on the events calendar.

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 library member and a native English speaker who would like to be on this e-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 e-mailing list.

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 under 13.

To join: Open to the public, no need to reserve just come and enjoy! Places are limited to 40 so make sure you make it!

READING SHAKESPEARE

Are you a Shakespeare fan? Treat yourself to collective readings of his plays. This great activity for lovers of language and fans of the great wit is 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 p.m.

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 (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 ISTOM, an international agro-school in Angers. Tests are scheduled approximately once a month, typically on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How to sign up for the test: The library does not handle any issue related to registration and payment. Please go to the TOEIC official website to register and pay for the test. Click here to register or for more information visit their official website. You do not need to be a library member to take this test. An identity card with a photo is mandatory on the day of the test.

WALK AND TALK

When and where: Time to 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 who will email you the full details for the next walk.