What we're about
**** NOTE**** Since we are returning to in-person meetings, we are not accepting new members from outside the Northern Virginia area. Thursday meetings will continue online via Zoom for now. If you wish to join the group, click "Request to Join" for information on how to participate.
Ciao e benvenuto/a! We are a very active group of Italophiles who wish to improve our Italian conversational skills, and welcome Italian language speakers to join us for conversation practice. We meet twice per week, Mondays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, in an informal setting. We ask you to come to one or two meetings to see if you like the group before joining. We seek active members who can attend at least several times a month. Our members range in conversational proficiency from beginner to native speaker.
Don't worry if you are just beginning to speak -- we are friendly, patient, and we all help each other. However, it would be helpful if you know some Italian grammar and can understand a bit of spoken Italian so that you can follow the conversation of others even if you don't feel comfortable speaking much at first.
Please note that while we do not teach the language, we occasionally briefly review a grammar topic or read and translate a short selection in Italian. Several of our members have used online tools, such as Duolingo, or taken a beginning class in Italian to become familiar with the basics before joining our group.
So come and enjoy a relaxing and rewarding evening with an interesting, diverse group of enthusiastic people.
Non vediamo l'ora di conoscerti!