Re-boot of OLi-works French 2023

French conversation: for work, play and the intellect

Our OLi-works French conversation series in French has begun for 2023. Helen Wilson, based at different locations in France, will be our facilitator this year. Helen has worked as a language instructor at a not-for profit in France; a research and development (R&D) non-government organization (NGO) which supported researchers examining the human-machine interface; and a communications expert at Airbus.

Meg Barker, founder of OLi-works, will serve as technical host. Her bio is here (scroll down). 

We invite you to come and improve your French! The workshop is suitable for intermediate learners or enthusiastic high beginners. The timing is 8:00am PT, 11:00am ET and 5:00pm CET.  To determine what time the workshops are held in your own time zone, check the World Clock Meeting Planner. We will follow the format posted here. The cost is 3 workshops for CAD $45, but you can drop in for free for your first visit, to see if our workshop suits you. Contact us if you wish to join. Details on our payment and cancellation policies are here.

Occasional Speakers at our workshops 

From time to time we feature fluent French Speakers who address a topic in which they have special expertise, and that suit our theme areas. If you are fluent in French and wish to give our group a presentation, or know suitable presenters and discussants for our OLi workshops in French, please contact us with your proposal.


Here is what one participant said about the French conversation workshop series at OLi-works:

“I was a participant at the French conversation series operated by OLi-works. It was so much fun to chat with people all over Canada and in Europe. I like the idea that participants can generate their own themes to talk about, just as facilitators do. Not only that, but OLi-works helped me to prepare my slide series, when it was my turn to present to our group.” – Nadereh Mohajer, Ottawa


Feb 23rd, 2023

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