This is a group for anyone interested in improving his or her ability to speak and understand German. I started this group because I visit Zurich frequently and I would like to improve my (at present quite limited) ability to speak German with the people there. A minimum knowledge of German would probably be desirable for those interested in joining the group. We could meet for lunch or coffee at a local restaurant, discussing what to order in German, of course. At our first meeting we could discuss the best way to proceed, for example, whether to use a textbook, give ourselves assignments, etc.