Autumn 2018 update

St Petersburg 2018

I am heading out to Russia at the end of August and will return to the UK, ready to start the Autumn term. September 21st.

Therefore here are the start dates for our programme.

Monday 24th September. FRENCH, MINFIKA Tea and Coffee House Normanby. 11:15-12:45

Monday 24th September. SPANISH, MINFIKA Tea and COffee House. 13:00-14:30

Monday 24th September. GERMAN, MMX, Corporation Road. 19:00-21:00

Tuesday 25th September. SPANISH, Hartlepool AE, 15:00-17:00

Wednesday 26th September, SPANISH improvers, MMX,18:30-20:30

Thursday 27th September, SPANISH Beginners [New class]. MMX, 18:30-20:30

Friday 28th September, FRENCH Beginners [New class]. Hartlepool AE , People’s Centre, 10:00-12:00

Friday 28th September, ITALIAN Beginners [New class[. Hartlepool AE , People’s Centre, 13:00-15:00

Saturday 29th September, FRENCH L’atelier [Conversation and workshop], MMX, 11:30-13:00

Please look out for our Monthly Taller [Spanish Language workshops]dates  will be announced soon.

 

Welcome to our members

BIENVENUE, BIENVENIDO, WILKOMMEN, BIENVENUTO,  Добро пожаловать, 

A big welcome to all of our members for the next stage of our projects with;

Café Pierre Languages.

Back in May, a group of our learners visited the beautiful French city of Bourges in the ancient region of le Berry.

We have a very strong partnership with Sylvia, Isabel, Mandy , Marie Noelle and the team at IMEP.

Our partnership was strengthened with agreement for a new Partnariat linguistique.

Plans are under way already for a trip to Bourges May 2019.

Susana Aldao, Jesus, the team and our Spanish partners at LA ESCUELA DE LENGUAS in La Coruňa , GALICIA are expecting a group in October 2018. Planning is under way and information will be posted very soon.

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Our partners in Germany are the Volkshochschule in Oberhausen which is Middlesbrough’s Twin town.

A preliminary visit was made in February 2018 and we are hoping to visit Oberhausen in February 2019. Good contacts have been made with Carsten and Dorothee.

Of course a very strong link is also made with the city of Kostroma in Russia.

Olga , Natalia and I are working together August 2018 to develop the partnership.

 

OUTSTANDING! I am over the moon!

It’s official!     The results of the recent observation of teaching and learning process from Hartlepool Adult Education Service have been completed.

Grade 1 Outstanding.

I have recently been described as a proud Teessider, well it’s true and I’m chuffed to bits.

So here at Café Pierre Languages, we are celebrating and howling at the moon! 

 

50 YEARS OF PARTNERSHIP

Tomorrow, Saturday 7th April 2018, I set off on my way to Kostroma in Russia. It is my fifth visit to Russia and to Kostroma. Durham County Council and Kostroma Oblast have had a partnership spanning an amazing 50 years. I am involved with a visit that involves volunteer English teachers, some retired and some still practicing like myself.

50 years ago, I was a 12 year old boy watching the strangest, the most exciting, the most dangerous, the most bizarre events the world has ever seen. The space race. It wasn’t science fiction and it wasn’t some false / fake news story. It happened and it was happening as I grew up in my little town in the North East of England, Middlesbrough.

Yuri Gagarin was a superstar, an international fact, not just a member of the Russian Air Force, a real hero. 50 years of this partnership is a real achievement, considering the differences and the issues surrounding our two nations. The Cold War, The Berlin Wall, not to mention today’s political challenges.

50 years ago, England were the champions of the world, I had seen my first ever football match at Ayresome Park, Russia v North Korea and the greatest ever goalkeeper, ‘The Black Panther’, Lev Yashin, famous for wearing his flat cap. In fact Yashin didn’t play in this game, but he was part of the squad.

Watch our Facebook page @cafepierrelanguages to experience Russia in 2018.

 

 

 

El taller Sabado 17 febrero 2018

El taller [ A Spanish language workshop]

Saturday 17th February 2018.

17 students of Spanish from Café Pierre languages enjoyed a Spanish workshop, [el taller] in Middlesbrough. Guests included nos amigos, Luis y Victoria de Barcelona, Anita our Linguistic Guru! Sohara from Ceuta and last but not least, el impostor Les our 82 year old student from Hartlepool.

Students and guests tested la tortilla famosa de Pedro and had to name the 15 ingredients in Spanish and guess how many eggs were used in the recipe for the event.

STUDENTS CAME FROM SPANISH CLASSES IN HARTLEPOOL, SKELTON, MIDDLESBROUGH, NORMANBY, YARM AND SOUTH SHIELDS.

Dates for the next monthly workshops are; Reservation is essential @ £10 per person.

Saturday 17th March

Saturday 21st April

 

New German partner success

Peter Samson , tutor and owner of Café Pierre Languages based in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire and the Tees Valley, has recently returned from Germany with a new partnership in Oberhausen the twin town of Middlesbrough.
Peter, who teaches German to adults wanted a partner in Oberhausen in order to develop a new language programme that includes modern day technology.
Café Pierre Languages has partners in la Coruña Spain,  in the city of Bourges in central France,  in the city of Kostroma in Russia, and in the Netherlands in the city of Breda.
” I am delighted that we have made an excellent start to our project. ‘ Digital Briefs. Freunde’ Digital Pen friends in English.
Our partner, the Volkshochschüle in Oberhausen is very keen to develop my ideas. This is especially important to me as I was born in Middlesbrough and I can develop links between my home town and a real town in Germany that has many similarities to those of Middlesbrough, the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire.
In this Brexit age in which we live, I have proven that there are many English speakers who want to learn a language.”
Languages such as Hindi, Japanese and Russian are among the languages on offer. Along with Dutch, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Classes are based around the Tees valley, North Yorkshire and the north East including a project in South Shields.
“The level of language explodes when our students are in contact with a native speaker involved with our projects.
Cultural information and transfer is authentic and we learn what it is really like to live in Germany, Spain, France, Russia, the Netherlands.”

“I am looking for an Italian partner now to widen the range of our portfolio.”

Please contact Peter Samson for further details.

cafepierrelanguages@gmail.com

07929781421

Facebook  @cafepierrelanguages

Feliz año nuevo

Feliz año nuevo

Welcome back!

Or if you are a new learner, welcome to your course.

We now have Language courses in. Middlesbrough, Normanby, Hartlepool, South Shields, Great Broughton, Great Ayton, Skelton, Yarm and  Sedgefield as well as Skype partners in Spain, Germany, France, Russia and the Netherlands.

We have availability in our beginners classes for Spanish, in Skelton, Yarm, Middlesbrough and South Shields.

French beginners are welcome at South Shields and Middlesbrough.

Further details are available from Peter for all classes and languages.

Contact Peter 07929781421 or by e mail  cafepierrelanguages@gmail.com

 

 

Spanish language update- Half term news.

Hola todos, as promised, here is an update for our Spanish students.

LINK TO PETER’S BLOG

Classes.

PRIVATE CLASSES AVAILABLE IN YOUR HOME, please ask Peter for further information.

SKYPE CLASSES AVAILABLE WITH A NATIVE SPEAKER, please ask Peter for further details.

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GROUPS

Monday– 13:00-14:30 @ Minfika Tea and Coffee House. Normanby, Beginners [Places available]. Fee £6 per session.

Tuesday– 15:00-17:00 @ Hartlepool Adult Education Service, Victoria Buildings Hartlepool. Beginners Entry Level 2.  No places currently available. New course Entry level 3 in January.

Tuesday – 19:00-21:00 @ Multi Media Exchange, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough. Year 2 Improvers. Fee £50-10 hours. Places available.

Wednesday – 18:30-20:30 @ Multi Media Exchange, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough , Beginners. Places available. Fee £50 – 10 hours.

Thursday- 16:00-18:00 @ De Brus Centre, Skelton,  Beginners, no places available . NEW CLASS IN JANUARY WITH PLACES

Thursday- 18:30-20:30 @ De Brus Centre, Skelton, Beginners +, no places available. NEW CLASS IN JANUARY WITH PLACES

Friday- 10:30-12:00 @ Minfika Tea and Coffee House Normanby, Improvers, Places available. Fee £6 per session.

Friday – 17:30-19:00 @ Mint Hobo , High Street Yarm, Places available, Fee £8 per person.

Workshops- el taller-

Please book with Peter in advance.

Dates for our popular taller are ;

Saturday 28th October, 13~:15-15:15 , @ Multi Media Exchange, Corporation road in Middlesbrough. Fee £10

Saturday 18th November, 13:15-15:15 , @ Multi Media Exchange, Corporation road in Middlesbrough. Fee £10

Saturday 16th December, 13~:15-15:15 , @ Multi Media Exchange, Corporation road in Middlesbrough. Fee £10

Resources

BBC MI VIDA LOCA– ONLINE INTERACTIVE LANGUAGE COURSE- CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK

Mi Vida Loca

BBC TALK SPANISH VIDEOS AND MATERIAL – CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK

BBC TALK SPANISH COURSE- AUDIO, BOOKS, COMPLETE SET

   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ON AMAZON [OTHER SITES AND SHOPS, I.E. E BAY, WATERSTONES ETC ARE WORTH CHECKING OUT. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE COMPLETE SET WITH 3 BOOKS AND 4 CDs

SPANISH VERB DRILLS

Return to product information

CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO AMAZON, BUT CHECK OUT OTHER SITES!!

COFFEE BREAK SPANISH PODCAST

CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK TO LESSON 1- DO NOT!! PAY FOR ANYTHING! START AT THE BEGINNING!!

DUOLINGO-  App and online material.

CLICK HERE FOR A DIRECT LINK

Bourges Café

Bourges Café and Café Pierre Languages are launching a new project.

The project is aimed at;

Students of English in and around the city of Bourges in France, at IMEP  Here is a link.

And students of French at Café Pierre Languages in England are developing a new project  for language learning. [Classes in the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire, Middlesbrough, Normanby, Hartlepool, Stokesley, Redcar].

For Peter Samson of Café Pierre Languages and Sylvia Neveu  of IMEP   it is their third collaborative project.

The project will use Social media, online learning, one to one peer support through Webcan software applications and will include a visit to Bourges and to The Tees Valley and North Yorkshire.

Have a look at our Introduction video here and contact Peter or Sylvia for further details.

Café Pierre Languages

Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish.

Venues in Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Normanby, Redcar, Stokesley.

Skype classes also available

Contact Peter  / Pierre / Pietro / Питер or Pedro  at  cafepierrelanguages@gmail.com or phone / text 07929781421

Boro to Bourges via Ouzouer sur Loire

So I am packing to go to France for the first time in 3 years!

This is the 20th Anniversary of the Town Twinning Association of Great Ayton and Ouzouer sur Loire. I was very proud to be the Chariman of the Great Ayton Association for a few years and I am looking forward to seeing some old friends and seeing the Mighty Loire once more.

I am really looking forward also to seeing my old colleagues from Bourges. We are meeting to discuss the next stage of our project. Learnes from IMEP in Bourges and Café Pierre Languages. are preparing to talk to each other using Social Media and tools such as Skype.

Part of the  ‘ELCamino’ project, the French project. Le chemin, is continuing with our Spanish Partner in La Coruña and French partners and hopefully our German partners soon!

Watch this space for more information about languages in Middlesbrough and the Tees Valley and updates on our projects.