What Is a Conversation?

According to 19th-century French author Guy de Maupassant, it’s: “A Mystery! It’s the art of never seeming bored, of touching everything with interest, of pleasing with trifles, of being fascinating with nothing at all.

How do we define this lively darting about with words, of hitting them back and forth, this sort of brief smile of ideas which should be conversation?”

What a lovely way to see conversation—as a “sort of brief smile of ideas”!

Without conversations we can’t build effective relationships. But conversation is like a muscle. It grows stronger when we exercise it and stays weak when we don’t.

Just knowing the words and grammatical rules in a language isn’t enough. If we want to be able to hold a conversation in a second language, we need to develop our communicative competence in that language. And the easiest way to practise this is just by having conversations in that language.

If you’d like to maintain or improve your level of English, work on your pronunciation or learn new words, having “Colourful Conversations” in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere might be exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Conversations can change us in more ways than we can think of.

I’d love to welcome you.

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