END OF AN ERA – WE ARE MOVING

now-keep-calm-but-sorry-we-re-closing Due to circumstances beyond our control, it has become necessary for the CCB to temporarily suspend its Library and associated activities from 30th March.

The team are working hard to establish a new concept and location.  We look forward to contacting you again in the near future.

PEACE IN PARIS

Image attributed to Jean Jullien
Image attributed to Jean Jullien

The thoughts and prayers of all at the CCB are with the friends and families of all those affected by the horrendous acts of terror in Paris on Friday night.

SO, YOU THINK YOU CAN’T DRAW?

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Let Me Prove You Wrong!

Hello, I’m Paula a native English artist and language trainer and I invite you to explore your natural artistic talent and creativity whilst practising your English.

2 courses for the price of 1!

This 15 week course will enable students to practice and develop their drawing and painting skills. Using the mediums of acrylic, watercolour, pastel and lino printing, all is possible.

Staring on Thursday 12th November 19h00 to 21h00 at the  Centre Culturel Britannique,
3 Rue Jean Bart, Lille.  Places are limited so enrol here.

Full 15 week course 285 euros including library membership and initial art materials.
Flexible options available, 10 week card 212 euros, 5 week card 125 euros including library membership.

Look us up on our website at www.ccb-lille.com
For more information please contact Paula Norman on0665438029 or email paula.norman@wanadoo.fr

POPPY APPEAL 2015

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November 11th is Remembrance Day / Armistice Day, when we remember not only the fall service men and women of World War 1,  but all service men and women who have fallen in war all around the world.

Each year for November 11th The Royal British Legion exchange poppies for a small donation, this money goes towards helping the British serving service men and women and their families who have been affected by the tragedies of war.

Whilst you are visiting the CCB over the next two weeks, why not donate a small poppyamount of money to The Royal British Legion and so your support by wearing the Poppy.

You may also like to take a look at some of the books available at the CCB on the subject, if you wish know more.

TEEN CLUB

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The Teen Club is back, the CCB is continuing it’s teen club. This year it will be on a Wednesday at 15h30 with Jeremy. There is a free trial session on Wednesday the 7th of October for all those interested in fun and games in English.

For more details either pop into the CCB before Wednesday or call Jeremy on 0683717957.

 

ART CLASS OPEN EVENING

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“So, you think you can’t draw”

The CCB is holding a free demonstration evening on Thursday 8 October at 18h30 to introduce our new course “Art in English”.

The 15 week course is provided by Paula Norman, a native English art and language teacher who has taught in Lille for over 15 years, and will include instruction in drawing, painting in acrylic, watercolour pastel and lino techniques.

The classes are open to French and English speaking residents of any age.

The CCB course will provide a friendly and affordable opportunity for small groups of pupils, who will be encouraged to realize their full potential.

PAULA NORMAN SPEAKS TO FRANCE BLEU NORD

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Today the CCB are pleased to share an interview with Paula Norman broadcast live on Wednesday morning by France Bleu Nord.

Listen as Paula talks about the Queen of England.

TESOL WORKSHOP FOR ESL TEACHERS

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TESOL Lille are holding their first event of the new school year on Saturday and they would like to invite all English language teachers in the Lille area to join them.

The guest speaker at this event will be Annie McDonald who is on a speaker tour of all TESOL France’s regional branches, Lille is her first stop.

Annie has worked in ELT for 25+ years, in the domains of EFL/ESP in Turkey, Brazil, Spain and England, teaching secondary / university students. She holds an MSc in Teaching English from Aston University and is a former president of TESOL-Spain. Writing-wise she has co-authored a 4 level general course, English Result and an Authentic Listening Resource Pack. She is currently teaching, writing, giving teacher-training courses and maturing back in north-west England.

The workshop will start at 14h30 on Saturday 12th of September.

The Event will be held at EDHEC business school in the VIP Auditorium which is just behind the reception desk.

A little map for those who are not sure where the EDHEC is.

Looking forward to seeing you there!