TWENTY people attended the first Conversation Club in English session aimed at the Costa Blanca town’s 12-35 age group. The meetings are held at the multi-use room at the Hogar del Pensionista centre in Alfaz and are organised by the town hall’s Youth department.
“We want these Conversation Club sessions to encourage cultural exchange between the young people of many nationalities who live here,” explained Youth councillor Laura Sevila, who attended the first session led by Ricardo Barreno. As a recent town hall survey revealed, Alfaz has residents of 91 different nationalities, while 56 per cent of Alfaz’s residents were born outside Spain.
“This activity is entirely free and will help participants improve their fluency and communication skills in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere,” Sevila said. The sessions are held between 7.30pm and 9.30pm every Tuesday at the Hogar de Pensionista. All Conversation Club vacancies are now occupied, although Alfaz’s Centro de Informacion Juvenil has opened a waiting list and is considering organising another group should enough people apply, Sevila said.