Do I have to be a native speaker?
No. But you will need to have a good command of English to keep up with the conversation.
Who belongs to Pickwicks, and what are they like?
There are about 60 of us at present, but the overall community numbers well over 100. Most of us work in the Frankfurt area in a variety of professions, including translating, teaching, IT or finance. Our members come from many different nationalities. A few of us have been members since the club was founded, others are here studying or on short -term contracts bringing them to Germany for the very first time. There is a wide age range but the majority of members are over 35.
Do I need to become a member?
Not necessarily. Some of the events such as theatre trips offer a subsidy for members, so it pays to join if you are staying long term. The annual membership fee is € 20 (€ 35 for couples).
What happens at the weekly sessions?
We meet for dinner and a chat.
There is usually a fair amount of information being passed around about forthcoming events. Event organisers will bring a sign-up sheet for events at the Wednesday and Tuesday sessions for anyone who did not sign up on the website, as we prefer people not to turn up at events unannounced.
But the main purpose of these evenings is just to relax and speak English.
How do I start?
Just come along.
If you want to let someone know you are coming, go to the Contact Page.
How do I stay informed of what’s going on in Pickwicks?
Simply sign up with our groups.io mailing list.