|The University of the Third Age|
This is a self-help group that has used Berlitz "Italian in 30 Days" to begin to learn the language.
For a year, the group covered a lesson each week and then did the exercises as homework before the following week. It seemed sensible to split the course into three terms and take a break for Christmas and Easter. Members who missed a week were charged with catching up themselves. This worked very well and the members had fun laughing at their own and other' mistakes.
The course was completed in early June. The number in the group has settled down at five, which is just comfortable. The group is going to continue to meet monthly from September, choosing their own topics for study. They will begin by each writing a short piece about how they spent the Summer break, which the others will attempt to translate into English. Should be fun!
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