January 13, 2006
I've been finding learning a new language as an adult very frustrating and slow. Am very happy to meet other Italian speakers and hopefully improve my conversational skills.
Through another member.
Italian food - yes! I grew up surrounded by wonderful cooks and a plate of pasta always cheers me up. Pasta alla puttanesca is one of my favorites. Music - I didn't know any new Italian music, but I've just discovered NEK.
Since I'm part Italian, studying the language is part of a "roots search," especially since I would like to visit the home region of my great-grandparents. But the more I study, the more interest I have in the culture of Italy. I speak at a beginner's level, but my vocabulary is helped by my fluency in French and some knowledge of Spanish.
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Hi to all Italian meetup members. I'm a DC resident who's been studying Italian at Casa Italiana and now with a tutor for about two years. I'm very glad to find another way to connect with lovers of Italian language and culture.
Wonderful group of people.