Whilst searching the internet I came across Extreme Language Exchange. I've never taken part but it definitely looks like a fun and easy way to practice Italian.
What is Extreme Language Exchange?
It is a language exchange that unites English speakers, Italian speakers, and puts them in an atmosphere that is fantastic for learning each others language.
Each Italian speaker is paired with an English speaker. These pairings last for 10 minutes, which means you get 5 minutes in English and then 5 minutes in Italian. After the 10 minutes is up you switch to a new partner and start all over again. This gives you the opportunity to learn and practice the things that you want.
How does it work?
7.30pm - Everyone meets and registers with the host.
7.45pm - Everyone is lead downstairs by the host and paired up.
7.55pm - First change of partner, and then every 10 minutes after that.
9.30pm - The last change of the evening is announced.
10.00pm - The evening officially finishes.
You can connect with Extreme Language Exchange at:
For more details and to sign up visit the website http://www.extremelanguage.net/