What we're about

This group is for people with all levels of Italian speaking ability, and for Italian expats or native speakers who would like to help local people learn about their language and culture.

For right now, all of our meetings will be online via Zoom, but we hope to get back to meeting at restaurants and coffee shops in the Baltimore County area at some time in the future.

Please make every effort to only speak Italian during this group. If you’re at a level where you’d like to mostly just listen, that’s fine too!

We welcome any suggestions you may have regarding the format and/or topics of discussion in our online meetings.

Divertiamoci a parlare italiano!

Upcoming events (5)

Watch Party: Pranzo di Ferragosto

Online event

We will watch Pranzo di Ferragosto together and discuss in Italian afterwards. The movie is in Italian with English subtitles, and the run time is 1 hour and 12 minutes. The charismatic Gianni Di Gregorio (co-writer of the smash hit Gomorrah) stars in his directorial debut -- an utterly charming tale of great food, feisty ladies and unlikely friendships during a very Roman holiday. More info about the movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277728/ https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WKZXJLK?pf_rd_r=5QG8NEFME2XGH63JET88&pf_rd_p=edaba0ee-c2fe-4124-9f5d-b31d6b1bfbee

Le Avventure di Pinocchio Reading Group Chapters 2 & 3

Online event

We will read Chapter 2 & 3 aloud together and then discuss in Italian. New members can join in at any time! You can find the story online for free or in the Kindle store for 99 cents: https://www.pinocchio.it/Download/Testo_ufficiale_LeAvventure_di_Pinocchio.pdf https://www.amazon.com/avventure-Pinocchio-Italian-Carlo-Collodi-ebook/dp/B007BXYWO4/ref=sr_1_2?crid=TLPP59JOR6T2&dchild=1&keywords=le+avventure+di+pinocchio&qid=1597101297&sprefix=Le+avventure%2Caps%2C155&sr=8-2 You can also listen to it being read aloud by a native speaker: https://www.raiplayradio.it/playlist/2017/12/Le-avventure-di-Pinocchio-8c75a482-30c1-4f7b-a740-3e73e172c8e2.html

Discussion in Italian: Food & Recipes

Online event

Let's talk about food in Italian! Tell us about your favorite recipe or dish, Italian or otherwise. Feel free to share pictures, recipes, and/or videos--but all in Italian please!

Friday Night at the Movies: From the Vine

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We will watch the movie together and then discuss in Italian afterwards. The movie run time is 1 hour and 37 minutes, and it is in English and Italian (the Italian parts have English subtitles). Learn more about the movie: http://thecharles.com/movie/from-the-vine/ https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9313424/

Past events (46)

Italian Trivia Night

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