If you have already checked out the Roma Language and Social Exchange in Rome and decided that it’s not for you, it might pay to take a look at some of the other options for getting conversation practice in Rome. There is always the chance of signing up at a language exchange website and swapping your native language for your target one. You can also take lessons with one of our great private teachers in Rome.
But, if you’re looking to enjoy a bit of real life socialising with your conversation practice, you should really check out the Rome Franglish events.
We’ve briefly covered what Franglish is and does in our post about language practice in Milan. They first got started in France, organising French-English language exchange events (hence the name), but have now spread to various countries and cities across the world.
In Rome, they organise weekly events that give you the chance to practice either your Italian or English. They take the format of one-on-one conversations, where you speak English for 7 minutes, Italian for another 7 and then switch tables to meet the next person.
Their events take place at the Shamrock Irish Pub in the very centre of Rome. It’s a 5-minute walk from the Colosseum – the exact address is via Capo d Africa, 26d.
While the events have no fixed price, it is recommended to support the venue by buying a drink (they have an extensive choice) or two.
The Italian-English language exchange events take place every week. They start after work at 7pm and last for about 2 hours, during which you have time to improve your conversations skills in your chosen language.
These are really very well structured and reliable events if you’re looking to get language practice in either English or Italian. As an added bonus, there is no fixed fee for taking part of the event – the system is based on tips, so you simply pay what you can afford.
Photo credit: Franglish Rome photo album.