John B.


Washington, DC
Hometown: Silver Spring MD

Member since:

November 17, 2009

What else would you like to tell our group about yourself?

I'm a retired marketing exec-- we moved from Michigan to Silver Spring 5 years ago to get close to kids and grandkids (5 blocks away). My wife and I have an Italian daughter-in-law (now living near NYC) so we've been trying to learn Italian. We just returned from a month in Puglia, living in her currently-unoccupied family home on the Gargano Peninsula (Apricena). Incredible experience!

How did you learn about our group?

Searched the Intyernet for an opportunity just like this.

What is your favorite Italian book, author, film, song, musician, food and/or city?

We tend to like all things Italian, except maybe the drivers.

At what level do you speak Italian and do you speak other languages?

As noted above, our motivation is to speak Italian with our dauighter-in-law (who, unfortunately for our language training, now speaks fluent English. I speak some French.

What kind of events would you most enjoy?

No answer yet


Practice Italian conversation (I have some basic skill-- but need to keep it up and expand it!)

What John B. is saying about this Meetup Group

Practice speaking Italian (indeed-- being forced to speak Italian) with a an eclectic group of people.

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