Italian Self Help


Joan Simpkins


 Contact:    Telephone No. on Newsletter.
 Time:        10.00 - 12.00pm
 Meetings:  2nd and 4th Wednesday mornings
 Venue:       Contact Convenor

Please Contact Convenor to verify time, dates and Venues

• Servered with with coffee and biscuits
• Hosted by members
• Lively conversation and laughter • Meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month

I used to be a primary school teacher and head teacher. I also taught French to children and adults. When I retired I decided to learn Italian, having spent many holidays in the south of France, near the border with Italy and often travelling into Italy where I didn't understand the language. I attended a night class, did a short residential language course in Italy and joined the U3A Italian group, which I love. I am delighted to take over as convenor for the group, though Daphne will be a hard act to follow. Our morning sessions will continue to be a mix of conversation in Italian, some points of grammar, both revision and new topics, listening to recordings of texts and/or songs in Italian and we shall be reading a short Italian novel. We usually have a good time and enjoy a meal out on occasion. Our group is well attended and is full at the moment, but visitors are welcome. We have put a limit of nine members, which we feel is a comfortable number to accommodate in our homes. Looking forward to continuing.
Joan Simpkins.

Date Day Contact Venue
January - May 2nd & 4th Wednesdays Phone No. on Newsletter Contact Convenor