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Last update:
July 24, 2017

Italian Conversation

Italian Conversation Group

A group of UWC women who love Italy formed the Italian Conversation group eight years ago. Today, some eight to ten women meet every Wednesday afternoon to chat—chiacchierare—in Italian, to read, translate and discuss Italian stories and articles and, every so often, to tackle some challenging topic of Italian grammar.

Through the years, the group has become familiar with some wonderful Italian authors, such as Italo Calvino, Gianni Rodari and Natalia Ginsburg. Articles from Italian newspapers, Corriere della Sera and La Repubblica, have served to familiarize us with Italian politics, history, culture and current happenings.

Participating in this group has given our members more confidence in our ability to speak and understand the Italian language, enabling many of us to travel beyond the well-worn tourist paths to those parts of Italy where English is rarely spoken. Members have also reinforced their study of Italian by taking language courses both in Italy and right here in Boulder at the University of Colorado. We all benefit from their studies when they share their new knowledge with the rest of the group. We are fortunate to be able to come together each week to enjoy friendships forged by our common interest in and love for Italy.

The Italian Conversation group meets every Wednesday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Y, 2850 Mapleton Avenue in Boulder. Please visit the Interest Group page for the current chairperson[s]. Feel free to contact the chair if you’d like more information.