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Tom Chatt

Tom Chatt Los Angeles, CA USA Member Since 2007
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  • "Learn Italian while driving to work!"

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    I've now finished all 1-30 units of Phase 1, in anticipation of a vacation to Italy, and am very impressed with the program. It's not your standard memorization / grammatical structure drills like we had in school. It teaches you conversationally, in a very organic way, that seems to assimilate and stick better. I think the conversational emphasis gives you a more natural accent too. Highly recommended.

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    Italian Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Italian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

    Tom Chatt says: "Learn Italian while driving to work!"
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  • Italian Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    "The Audible.com presentation needs some work"

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    This Pimsleur series is outstanding, but pricey.

    The problem with audible.com's delivery of these five lessons is that they show up as a single track, a single .mp3 file. This makes listening to them a chore. It should be possible not only to skip to a different lesson, but to skip to parts of a lesson. For example, each lesson ends with about 5 minutes of a workbook exercise. I want to skip this part as I can't do it in the car. But the single track prevents me from skipping it.

    Burning it to a CD from iTunes doesn't really help: it breaks the five lessons into several sections, but it breaks them by time. So the start of a particular lesson is always in the middle of a track. When you advance to the next track, you can't tell if you're in the same lesson or the next lesson.

Kathryn A Brehe

Kathryn A Brehe St. Louis, Missouri United States 02-06-06 Member Since 2005
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  • "Cognitively Infectious"

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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.

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    Rapid Italian: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Andrew Lodge
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    By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Italian and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

    Kathryn A Brehe says: "Cognitively Infectious"

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    Italian Phase 2, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Italian Phase 2 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completing Phase 1. In the first 10 lessons of Phase 2, you begin to use the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced.

    Stephen says: "Audible is terriffic, but can't access reading"
  • 4.5 (40 ratings)

    Italian Phase 1, Unit 06-10: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    • Narrated By Pimsleur
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    Italian Phase 1, Units 6-10 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • 4.5 (35 ratings)

    Italian Phase 1, Units 1-30: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (16 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Italian Phase 1, Lessons 1-30 includes 15 hours of spoken language practice and one hour of reading instruction in thirty, 30-minute lessons. In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more.

    Tom Chatt says: "Learn Italian while driving to work!"
  • 4.3 (20 ratings)

    Italian Phase 1, Unit 11-15: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Italian Phase 1, Units 11-15 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    Camille says: "The Audible.com presentation needs some work"
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  • 3.9 (209 ratings)

    Rapid Italian: Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 10 mins)
    • By Earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Andrew Lodge
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    By listening to these specially composed melodies with their rhythmic repetitions of Italian and English a few times, you pick up over 200 essential words and phrases that will not just be on the tip of your tongue, but will be burned deeply into your long-term memory in next to no time.

    Kathryn A Brehe says: "Cognitively Infectious"
  • 3.9 (91 ratings)

    Rapid Italian: Volume 2

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Earworms Learning
    • Narrated By Marlon Lodge
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    If you like music, and want to make rapid progress without any formal knowledge of language learning, Earworms mbt© Rapid Italian is the course for you. Volume 1 was your survival kit of essential words and phrases to get you by on your trip abroad. Volume 2 will have you talking about yourself (past, present, and future), chatting, and even flirting!

    Keema says: "impressionnante"
  • 4.2 (72 ratings)

    Italian Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Each lesson of Italian Phase 1, Units 1-5 provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

    Annmarie says: "Best audio for learning Italian"
  • 3.8 (45 ratings)

    Learn Italian - Survival Phrases Italian, Volume 1: Lessons 1-30

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Innovative Language Learning
    • Narrated By Cinzia Guerriero
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    Start speaking Italian in minutes, and grasp the language, culture and customs in just minutes more with Survival Phrases - Italian, a completely new way to learn Basic Italian fast! Survival Phrases - Italian will have you speaking with proper pronunciation from the very first lesson and prepare you with cultural insight, travel tips and other information to utterly shock and amaze your friends and family, travel companions and people you meet along the way.

    Deborah says: "Survival Phrases is a great title!"
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  • 3.8 (18 ratings)

    Michel Thomas Method: Italian Introductory Course

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Michel Thomas
    • Narrated By Michel Thomas
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    Learn another language the way you learnt your own. You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Italian in the same way.

    Marcia says: "Good learning method, annoying verbalization"
  • 4.1 (17 ratings)

    Italian Phase 1, Unit 16-20: Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
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    Italian Phase 1, Units 16-20 build on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation.

  • Raccontini - Easy Italian Reader (Italian Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Alfonso Borello
    • Narrated By Alfonso Borello
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    Easy Reader for learners of Italian - Medium Level. This is a collection of short stories also published as singles under the titles: "Il Banchetto", "La Dieta Che Uccide" and "Perche'Noi".

  • Raccontini [Tales], Vol. 2 - Easy Italian Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Alfonso Borello
    • Narrated By Alfonso Borello
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    Easy for learners of Italian - Medium Level. This is a collection of short stories also published as singles under the titles: "Guevara," "Affari Di Famiglia," "Sulla Pelle Dei Poveri."

  • EuroTalk Rhythmes l'italien

    • ORIGINAL (56 mins)
    • By EuroTalk Ltd
    • Narrated By Sara Ginac
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    Il est naturellement plus facile d'apprendre au son d'une musique rythmée, et c'est ce que nous avons mis en pratique. Vous n'arrivez pas à rester concentré plus de cinq minutes ? L'association de phrases et de mots simples à une variété de rythmes et de musiques spécialement conçues pour vous aider dans votre apprentissage contribuera à retenir votre attention. C'est le moyen le plus simple pour commencer à apprendre une toute nouvelle langue.

  • Raccontini [Tales], Vol. 2 - Easy Italian Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 27 mins)
    • By Alfonso Borello
    • Narrated By Alfonso Borello
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    Easy for learners of Italian - Medium Level. This is a collection of short stories also published as singles under the titles: "Guevara," "Affari Di Famiglia," "Sulla Pelle Dei Poveri."

  • Italian Phrase Guide

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By PROLOG Editorial
    • Narrated By Victoria & Michelle
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    Many people have already chosen the Speakit.tv learning method as their favorite method to master the basics in any new language. Now it's your chance! The course is designed for both beginners and for those interested in improving their basic knowledge of the language.

  • Smartphone Italian 1 Intensive: 4 Hours of Accelerated and Portable Italian Instruction (English and Italian Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Mark Frobose
    • Narrated By Mark Frobose
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    Smartphone Italian 1 Intensive is the most effective and versatile Italian audio program in the industry. It can be used anywhere for any duration of time to teach to you speak authentic Italian while in your car, at home or on your smartphone. Learn authentic Italian fast wherever you go! Designed specifically for use while on the go, this challenging, versatile and fast-paced program introduces, reviews and challenges you to interact successfully in spoken Italian from any location during your otherwise wasted down time.

    Howard says: "Italian at the Speed of an Italian Cab Driver"
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  • Rilkey 613 Italian Dialogues

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Paul Beck
    • Narrated By Carlo Consoli, Carmen Luvana
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    Over 17 hours of material. 613 four to ten line dialogues in English and Italian using the most common words in the language. The only tool you will ever need to learn Italian!

  • Listen & Learn Italian

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 39 mins)
    • By Dover Publications
    • Narrated By Dover Publications
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    Most efficient language-learning course ever designed for travelers. Each set contains over 90 minutes of speech: English, then foreign-language equivalent followed by pause for repetition.

  • Raccontini - Easy Italian Reader (Italian Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (55 mins)
    • By Alfonso Borello
    • Narrated By Alfonso Borello
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    Easy Reader for learners of Italian - Medium Level. This is a collection of short stories also published as singles under the titles: "Il Banchetto", "La Dieta Che Uccide" and "Perche'Noi".

  • La Dieta che Uccide - Easy Italian Reader (Italian Edition)

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Alfonso Borello
    • Narrated By Alfonso Borello
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    La storia che state per leggere é scritta con un vocabolario ridotto per facilitare la lettura agli studenti d'Italiano con una conoscenza media della lingua. E' comunque interessante e non del tutto noiosa per lettori a qualsiasi livello.

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  • Perch? Noi?: Enhanced Easy Italian Reader

    • UNABRIDGED (19 mins)
    • By Alfonso Borello
    • Narrated By Alfonso Borello
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    I fatti descritti in questa storia sono raccapriccianti. Purtroppo sono realmente accaduti. Non ci sono parole per esprimere sdegno e vergogna, solo disgusto. La storia che state per leggere é scritta con un vocabolario ridotto per facilitarne la lettura agli studenti d'Italiano con una conoscenza elementare della lingua. E' comunque interessante e non del tutto noiosa per lettori a qualsiasi livello.

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