What we're about
Benvenuti a tutti!
This is a relaxed and friendly group always open to new members who can speak in Italian (we are not a beginners group). At the moment we always meet at least twice a month. Once a month at a pub in central London during the week and once at a month for an aperitivo at the weekend, usually at an italian bar or restaurant.
We also usually have other events during the month which can include picnics, cinema nights, walks, wine tasting, quizzes, reading nights, big national football matches or visits to the theatre.
The meetups are fun, very sociable and everyone is welcome as long as they speak an intermediate level of Italian. However this is not a meet up where you can learn italian, that is not the aim of the group. The standard is advanced but if you speak a reasonable level of Italian you are welcome to come along and see if they enjoy it. People are expected to speak in Italian most of the time.
This means that if you speak no Italian sadly we are not the group for you. The aim of the group is to speak Italian and if people that only speak English attend it undermines the primary goal of the group.
You'll be amazed at how much progress you make in conversation after just a few events. People are there mostly because they want to improve, brush-up on their Italian or they are Italian. With about 40-60 people coming to the monthly events, it is easy to wander around and find people of your level with whom you feel really comfortable speaking Italian.
Simply join and if you are interested enough to come along, just click the appropriate button. An automatic mail message will be sent to you whenever a new event becomes available or if ever there is a change in the event.
Regular members have to pay £10 (£5 if you are unemployed) (http://www.meetup.com/italian-35/messages/boards/thread/10250003) and this is not optional if you wish to attend meetings. Paid members have first option on any events where attendance is limited.
Payment can be made in cash to myself at our events.
Alternatively you can pay by Pay Pal.
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