Thank you for your interest in joining the “Newcastle upon Tyne Italian Language Meetup.” Our group has been meeting regularly since July 2016. I have paid the fees associated with it since July 2017.
We are an amazing group of Italian language enthusiasts of all ages and abilities who meet once or twice a week to participate in a wide range of events from gallery visits, to Italian lunches, dinners and general coffee & chats. It is an ideal group for those studying alone - Duolingo, Coffee Break Italian etc - who want to practise speaking & listening and for anyone who has lived in Italy and would like to keep up their Italian going. Joining is free initially. However, there are - as with all Meet up groups - particular joining requirements.
Our Italian Meetup requires the following:
· · A recognisable photo. This is so event organisers know who to look for at Meetups. It is also nice to see what you look like before you join a Zoom session.
· · A short profile about why you would like to be in this group in English or in Italian. This helps with planning appropriate events.
· A contribution of £8 within one week from those who wish to participate in the future. This is because Meetup charges an administration fee that I have to pay them as the organiser. Your £8 lasts a year and helps to ensure the group’s existence. If you want to stay on the list, you can pay at a meeting before the deadline in cash. This costs £8. Otherwise, you will need to use the red button on the left of the PHOTO page, using your debit or credit card to pay the £8. NB. This does not require a Paypal account as it offers the option of checking out as "a guest." I can also give you my account details so you can pay me directly.
You are given the short trial membership in order to allow you to see past & future events & to check out our photos album.
Your £8 contribution per year is nothing compared to between £10 to £30 an hour. Our session usually last around 1 hours on Zoom but more than 2 hours in person! Moreover, it gives you a year of opportunities to practise your Italian. All suggests are welcome for outings or topics for discussion and we will do whatever we can to help you speak Italian confidently.
In line with the founder's original vision of Meetup building community, we aim to provide a warm welcome - the only difference is that we share a bit of our lives and our knowledge using the Italian language!
We hope that those of you who join will enjoy your time with us.
(Auguri e buon divertimento a tutti i participianti di questo gruppo!)
Newcastle upon Tyne Italian Language Meetup
Meetup della Lingua Italiana di Newcastle upon Tyne