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West Babylon, NY
Hometown: West Babylon

Member since:

November 8, 2006

How did you hear about the NYC Italian Language, Food & Culture Club?

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What kinds of events would you like our group to host?

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What inspired you to learn Italian?

My family. Growing up they only spoke italian when they didn't want "the kids" to understand what was going on. I did learn some from them, but it's all dialect anyway. I only learned standard italian when I started studying in school.

Do you have any expertise related to Italian language, food or culture that might be useful in planning our future events and activities?

I majored in italian studies in college, so in addition to the language I'm relatively well versed in the culture, history and literature of Italy. I love to cook!! My parents owned an italian deli when I was a kid...I was always around food

What level of Italian do you speak? 1. Beginner 2. Conversant 3. Advanced/Native

I'm probably between conversant and advanced. I can converse easily and fluidly, but sometimes I still make mistakes or don't know how to say certain words. I'm hoping that joining this meetup and using my italian will help me improve.


Ciao! My name is Elena. I'm a 23 year old teacher. I studied Italian in college and I spent a year in Italy studying. Now that I'm back in the US, I'm looking to keep practicing my Italian so I don't lose it.

What Elena is saying about this Meetup Group

What a great meetup! The people were friendly and the food was excellent. I would definitely attend again!

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