Forum "Apprendre une langue à l'étranger" 2014

Forum "Apprendre une langue à l'étranger"

Le Bureau Information Jeunesse de la Ville de Vannes organise un forum d'information sur les différentes formules d'apprentissage d'une langue à l'étranger le samedi 15 février 2014 de 14 à 18 heures au Palais des Arts de Vannes.

BIJ Vannes Forum

Venez rencontrer les professeurs de English Connction aussi que nos collègues de St Brelade's College, Jersey.

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Happy New Year 2014

Richard & Bronwen wishyou all a Very Happy 2014!

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Xavier's News 5

Hello everyone, are you having a good Christmas?

For all our students who have been following Xavier's progress:


You can see him taking his first steps without his walking frame here:

Tunnel - une série bilingue!

Tunnel (The Tunnel) est une série télévisée franco-britannique diffusée depuis le 16 octobre 2013 sur Sky Atlantic et à partir du 11 novembre 2013 sur Canal +.
C'est une adaptation de la série suédo-danoise Bron (Le Pont) de Hans Rosenfeldt.
Genre: Policier / Drame (L'action est assez compliquée et noire.)

Un cadavre est retrouvé dans un tunnel de service du tunnel sous la Manche, sur la ligne de démarcation entre la France et le Royaume-Uni. Alors que le cadavre semble être celui d'une députée française, les enquêteurs découvrent vite qu'il s'agit en réalité de deux moitiés de cadavres mis bout à bout. . La police française et anglaise est appelée sur les lieux : Elise Wassermann de la DPJ de Calais et Karl Roebuck son homologue de Folkestone.

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The Tunnel

The Tunnel (French: Tunnel) is a British/French crime drama television series, based on the 2011 Danish/Swedish crime series The Bridge (Broen/Bron). The first episode of The Tunnel was broadcast in the UK on 16 October 2013 on Sky Atlantic, and will be broadcast on 11th November 2013 on Canal+ in France.

The series stars Stephen Dillane and Clémence Poésy as British and French police detectives Karl Roebuck and Elise Wasserman, respectively, who work together after an upper-half body of a French politician, and the lower-half of a British prostitute is discovered in the Channel Tunnel, at the midpoint between France and the UK. They later learn that the serial killer is on a moral crusade to highlight many social problems, terrorising both countries in the process.

Due to the setting, the dialogue of the series is bilingual, a first for British and French television.

For more information and images, visit The Tunnel website:

Xavier's News 4

Last year, students at English Connection raised over €3 000 to help a little boy called Xavier, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy, have an operation in America.

If it is successful, this operation will give Xavier the chance to walk like any other little boy.

Xavier, age 4, must now have two years of intensive physiotherapy to teach him to walk.

For the students who donated money for the operation, and are interested in his progress, here is the latest bit of news :

Xavier celebrated his fourth birthday.

He started school.


He started horse riding lessons.


These are special lessons organised by a charity called "Riding for the Disabled". Riding will help Xavier to strengthen his upper body as well as his legs and will give him confidence.

Meanwhile, you can see Xavier take his first steps without help if you visit his facebook page:

(You do not need to belong to Facebook to see this page.)

Guitare à Gogo Vannes

Stages d'été:
Maintenant vous pouvez apprendre de la guitare EN ANGLAIS (avec Luke, un jeune musicien anglophone) à Guitare à Gogo
qui se trouve à 4B PLACE DE LA REPUBLIQUE,
un jet pierre de English Connection!

Cours collectifs et particuliers
Tous niveaux
Musique Moderne
Evaluation de votre niveau gratuite

Guitar lessons are now available in English with Luke, just a stone's throw away from English Connection.

02 56 63 16 27

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Séjour Linguistique (Homestay)

Pendant les vacances d'été, nous, les professeurs d'English Connection, ouvrons les portes de notre propre maison à la campagne afin d'accueillir des jeunes qui souhaitent améliorer leur anglais en vivant en famille, sans quitter la France.
Cours d'anglais les matins, activités ludiques ou sorties les l'après-midis, les jeunes partagent notre quotidien ce qui inclut les petites tâches comme préparer les repas, donner à manger aux chats, faire les courses... et nous ne nous parlerons qu'en anglais pendant toute la durée du séjour.
Tarif: 595,00€

Anglais en Immersion (ENGLISH CONNECTION HOMESTAY) en quelques images....

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Xavier's News 3

I was in England two weeks ago and while I was there I went to see Xavier, who had just got back from America.

I presented him with a final cheque from ENGLISH CONNECTION and then we watched a cartoon together.

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He now has to work hard on his physiotherapy exercises for two years before we know whether his operations were successful or not. We will keep you informed of his progress.

Rugby Under 20 World Championship - in Vannes

Vannes has been buzzing for the last couple of weeks.

The Junior Rugby World Championship has been taking place right on our doorstep.

I said to Richard, "If England or Wales get to the final, let's go and see them."

And what do you know, BOTH England and Wales found themselves in the final.

So - we got our tickets.....

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..... and off we went to the stadium.


First, the playoff for 3rd & 4th place : Baby Boks v The Baby Blacks

(That's South Africa against New Zealand)

v = versus (against)

Here they are in the lineout:


South Africa won the match.

Between the two matches, I met some interesting people in the stadium.

Some fabulous Welsh ladies:

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A couple of South African supporters:

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And Mr Cowan - Dicke, whose son plays for England. He told me he was very, very proud.

He has every right to be proud of his son, too!

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Richard & I had a chat with some VIP England Officials:

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The match started, so I got out my Dragon - allez les rouges!

(Well, my name is Welsh, after all - Bronwen Edwards)

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Wales started really well, but England made a great comeback.

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And they went on to win the tournement!

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Better luck next time, Wales.

And thank you to everyone who agreed to let me take their photo and publish it on the English Connection blog.

It was great talking to you all!

Xavier's News 2

Here's a little update about Xavier:

He has recovered very well from his spinal operation, which took place nearly 3 weeks ago.

Today, Tuesday 25th June, he is having another operation, this time on his feet (achilles tendon), so that they can be put into the correct position.

The family will fly home to the UK next week.

His surgeon, Dr Park, believes that after two years of intensive physiotherapy, Xavier will be able to walk on his own.


We will, of course, continue to blog his progress and let you know how he is getting on.

You can see him having his physio sessions if you visit his Facebook page. (You do not need to be a member of Facebook to see it!)