German Weekly Conversation 1
Want to practice your German reading and speaking skills? We get together every week in Thalwil on a Monday morning, having read a short article at A2/B1 level beforehand. Our entire time is spent speaking only German and we’re often helped by native speaker members. A great way to build your confidence! We also have a sub-group which meets online via Skype for those who live too far away or don’t wish to attend in person for whatever reason. As with our in-person group, sometimes we will have a native German speaker to help.
Lisa Bond (Chairperson)
German Conversation 2 Glattbrugg
This group is for more advanced level speakers. Dates and times vary, but we meet in the Glattbrugg area.
Marianne Shoman (Chairperson), Tel: 044 810 33 94
English Conversation Advanced
If your English is quite fluent and you enjoy reading and discussing newspaper articles or a controversial book, you’re free twice a month on Monday afternoons and are happy to visit different homes around Lake Zürich… then you are welcome to join our group. Our discussions are invariably lively and enjoyed with coffee, tea and something tasty!
June Schmid (Chairperson), Tel. 044 926 36 07
French Conversation Advanced
Join us once a month in a central Zürich restaurant for a fun chat in French. Our topics vary – from philosophy to fish, from current affairs to cosmetics… always friendly and fun, but never the same conversation!
Irena Fisher Chairperson (Chairperson)
Elisabeth Hess (Co-chairperson), Tel: 044 948 04 40
French Lessons in Zürich Intermediate
Want to refresh your French skills in a positive, relaxed atmosphere? Why not join us? We chat about different topics, read short stories, and of course do some serious work like learning some grammar! We meet fortnightly in a central Zürich restaurant.
Lise Marchand (Chairperson)
Italian Conversation Advanced
What does the Italian language mean to you? “I love how it sounds”. “It’s important for me because it’s one of our national languages”. “Italian is the language of opera”. If your Italian is fluent, then come and share your point of view with us, usually on the second Monday morning of the month. We meet in each other’s houses, and guarantee lively conversation and a warm welcome.
Cristina Fischer-Martinoni (Chairperson), Tel: 044 252 09 26
Giovanna Viggiano (Co-chairperson)
Open to all members who are interested in learning and/or practicing the language. We meet once a month on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month in central Zürich.
Martha Vargas (Chairperson)
Rosemarie Demuth (Co-chairperson)
- need a bit of encouragement to speak German / French / English / …?
- wish you had opportunities to practice your Spanish / Japanese / Dutch / …?
- want to help another ZIWA member with her Mandarin/Italian/Russian/ …?
Language Buddies may be the answer! It’s an informal way to find a language partner with whom you can chat, polish your respective language skills and have fun. We endeavour to match you up. You choose where and when you meet. It’s as simple as that!