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Ron D.


Washington, DC

Member since:

February 24, 2013

What else would you like to tell our group about yourself?

First, I'm not a high-tech guy. Thus, no photo, at least not yet. I worked in the Middle East for years and was near fluent in Arabic and Turkish. Not using it here in the US, I've lost a lot of it. I've always wanted to speak Italian, and spend time in Italy (I love all things Italian), and at 62 years old I hope, with the help of Passatempo members, I think I just might get there.

How did you learn about our group?

Found you on the internet.

What is your favorite Italian book, author, film, song, musician, food and/or city?

From books, TV and movies, I want to visit all of Italy, especially Trieste. That's the town where my father was stationed during and after WWII.

At what level do you speak Italian and do you speak other languages?

Beginner (from work at home)...Arabic and Turkish (forgotten a lot).

What kind of events would you most enjoy?

No answer yet


I searched the internet hoping to find an "Italian club" I could join to speak with others just learning the language. I've gone through a couple of CD/DVD courses but the more I study with disks, the more questions I have. This is exciting.

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