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I downloaded this program because I’m planning a trip to Italy and was intrigued by the teaching concept. The method used is based on “earworms,” you know, when you get a song in your head that keeps repeating itself over and over again. The language lessons are presented as songs in a melodic, rhythmic and repetitious way. All I can say is, “this works!” I even find myself wanting to listen to these lessons. After listening to Rapid Italian I’ve gone back to my traditional tapes and found I couldn’t bare the mind crushing boredom. Earworms Learning is on to something here and I’m looking forward to their future offerings. They offer a free, downloadable booklet to accompany the lessons that is also very useful. Highly recommended.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful
This program was well worth it!
I listened to the Beginning Italian program for approximately 2 months before my 13 day tour of Italy. My friend was amazed at what I learned. Not only did I learn key phrases, I didn't get bogged down in the minutiae of the language as pertains to grammar.
You may not be able to speak entire paragraphs of random text - but you will know how to ask basic questions, get directions, calculate costs when shopping, and order a bottle of wine.
Furthermore, all of the Italian people that we met told me that my accent was spot on! That definitely came from listening to the tapes. If you are intimidated by the thought of learning a language, but don't want to visit a foreign country without at least being able to understand simple phrases, and say "please" and "Thank You", then this is the program for you.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
After various beginners Italian audio books, this is a refreshing change. The music used really helps with the rhythm of the words and phrases and finally an audio book that breaks words down slowly so you can make sure your pronunciation is correct.
I only get a chance to listen to audio books while driving so the opening lines of sit back and close your eyes probably wasn't a good start but it was still great to listen to while driving.
I'll be trying the other languages now.
24 of 24 people found this review helpful
easy to follow, and it is amasing how quickly you pick up the words, meaning and sentences, loved this way of startng to learning a new laguage.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful