The group meets weekly in the leader's home on Thursday afternoons at 2:30, except 3rd Thursday
We are a small but keen group of people who enjoy visiting Italy and being able to talk to Italians in their own language. Italy has so much to offer, from the crystalline seas and sunshine of Sicily and other islands to the towering mountains and lovely lakes of the Alps; from such cultural gems as Assisi, Siena and Ravenna to the architectural and artistic glories of Rome, Milan, Venice, Florence and Naples, and not forgetting the gastronomic delights of Bologna and almost any Italian city you care to name.
This year, bearing in mind the language we may need or encounter on our travels, we have spent some time reading and talking about life, dwellings, crafts and cuisine in the Middle Ages; cars, pollution, driving and contacting a garage in case of breakdown; the main bones of the human body, especially those one could break; and two sessions on Naples, which one of the group had recently visited. There was also a session on nutrition and one on Black Friday.
We occasionally use roleplay, for example to tell a mechanic or a doctor about a problem, and we frequently listen to simplified or authentic texts or dialogues to improve our comprehension. Memory games, cross-words or other puzzles may be used to remind us of vocabulary learned. The general level of the group is intermediate. We’d be delighted if you tried us out!