Power Italian I Accelerated is where you will learn to speak and understand more Italian from our audiobook than from other more expensive and boring programs. Want to learn to speak authentic Italian quickly and easily and have fun in the process?
Designed to quickly teach you to speak Italian while on the go, Power Italian I Accelerated is a refreshingly intense, upbeat and positive audiobook language program whose 144 Study Units establish a challenging pace and friendly tone that are designed to keep you constantly motivated and learning to speak and understand real authentic Italian at optimal speed.
Expert language teacher Mark Frobose talks you through the program in English while a trained native Italian speaker teaches you to speak Italian the way it is really spoken. This highly acclaimed method is so easy and so fast that you'll be speaking Italian within minutes of receiving your program and enjoying the process!
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Power Italian 1 Accelerated – Listen, Repeat, Recall, and Don’t Worry About It.
I am so impressed with myself (and, oh yeah, with the Power Italian Accelerated audio program, too) that I feel compelled to write a review. I like stuff that works and this Power Italian Accelerated audio program really works. The material may seem a little overwhelming at first because there are a whole lot of words and phrases that are thrown at you right off the bat. But there’s a reason for that.
The narrator uses what he calls ‘audio snapshots’ to introduce new material. These are sections where the listener is instructed to simply listen without repeating. The first audio snapshot comes right after the program begins and lasts for several minutes. My first reaction was that this is way too much material and I’m never going to remember all of it. And that’s true. I didn’t remember hardly any of it at first. But I kept listening. It wasn’t until I was a couple of hours into the program that I realized that remembering all of it is not the point; at least not in the beginning. I, and probably most people, have always assumed that learning a new language was about memorizing words and sentences. And it is. But what I have come to realize, my own personal epiphany, is that listening is just as important and I think even more important than intentionally memorizing. I’m not saying that you don’t have to remember anything; of course you do. But one of the keys to remembering is just simply listening. You have to ‘tune in’ to a language, that is, to the peculiar sounds of a language, in order to be able to speak it and to understand it.
The relatively short time that I have spent listening to Power Italian has given me a new perspective on learning languages and I have some advice that I’d like to pass along: Just do what the program narrator says to do and just keep listening and repeating. The words and phrases get easier and easier to remember as you go along and the correct pronunciation gets easier and easier the more you repeat the words and phrases. If you just follow along and don’t worry about what you know and what you don’t know you’ll soon be surprised at what you know - and equally surprised that you came to know it without a lot of mental or emotional sweating. Power Italian really works for me. No worries!
Rosetta Stone takes a lot of guess work and to me that is a waste of time. This audiobook makes so much sense and I was making sentences that I can retain after the first two chapters. I speak English and Spanish and working on Italian and Portuguese through this same author. I wish I knew about this audiobook when I was learning Spanish.
You will not be disappointed with this audiobook. Rosetta Stone uses a lot of marketing hype, but looking at pictures and trying to guess exactly what the picture is supposed to say is ridiculous.
I went from being a complete novice to actually conversing in Italian with natives with this little $19.00 program. It's amazing effective if you use it every day.
I loved the fresh and intense approach which forced me to recall and really learn how to speak Italian. I have read reviews that state the contrary, but I have listened and relistened to this program and the material is always new, fresh, and then it is all strategically reviewed so you get strong at speaking, responding, creating original sentences.
The teaching approach and technique used in Power Italian is the best I have yet experienced. No guessing. Everything is explained clearly in English by the American instructor and then spoken slowly then quickly by the native Italian speaker. Then the best part. You get repeated chances to get the questions right, to remember correctly. You literally fail your way to fluency with this program just like a little child is allowed to stumble, fall, get up and try to walk until he or she finally makes it.
Yes. I have tried a number of Mark's programs and they are all fantastic. I just have to repeat that it's an unbelievable value to get this kind of effective instruction for so little money, and then have so much fun learning it. The best part is showing off in front of your friends.
I had an extremely happy response to Power Italian Accelerated. The first time you listen you learn enough to say "Where is the bathroom" and "I would like to order now please".
Don't waste your money on all of the bizarre language programs out there. Language Audiobooks really makes great programs and I highly recommend you try Power Italian.
You'll be speaking Italian fast and enjoying that process they use!
Honest Language Reviewer
I would rather eat dog food rather than be separated from Power Italian Accelerated. I listen, practice and repeat with it daily. As a result of the program's intelligent design, where a small fund of highly common words, verbs, phrases are put together to show you how the Italian language is basically constructed, you go on to speak like the natives do in short order. (basic stuff at first, but native Italian speakers are still impressed).
After using this program minimally for under two weeks I went on a 10 day tour of Italia.
I was amazed at how much Italian I could speak compared to the other tourists in my group who only had used Rosetta Stone, Rick Steves, etc ...
My functional fluency (Note that I am not totally fluent in Italian, but I function at a fluent level in basic situations, and not just tourist related situations but REAL situations, because I Power Italian gave me a foundation that gives me flexibility.
Once again ... Power Italian Accelerated is not simply a tourist type language program. Far from it. It teaches you the foundation of the Italian language, how to create original sentences, to express likes and dislikes, to converse using different topics, to express oneself in the past, present, future (in later lessons, of course).
Mark's personality, clear voice, excellent explanations, interpreting what Hilaria (the native Italian speaker) is saying, explaining in clear English what the heck is going on so you always understand while you're learning is really a comfort and a great help.
Yes. Many. Every time I was able to form and speak an original sentence in Italian expressed my likes or dislikes, what I wanted to do, what I was going to do. or every time I managed to speak directly to a native Italian in their language, see their smile, have them understand me, and then have me understand them thanks to this program, brought tears to my eyes.
Buy the program, use it wherever you go, and enjoy it.
I tried every Italian program on the market and spent a lot of money doing it.
I would begin with Power Italian 1 Accelerated. For the money, it's a real bargain and it might be the only program you'll ever need to buy.
If Mark Frobose didn't tell me to "ALWAYS BE SURE TO LISTEN AND REPEAT" 500 times
Every time he said "IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO SPEAK ITALIAN MORE QUICKLY ALWAYS BE SURE TO LISTEN AND REPEAT" I wanted to shut it off
He sounded like a robot. Also he kept repeating the copyright info. WHO CARES?
They also taught me how to say "early morning breakfast" in 5 separate sections. NOT THAT IMPORTANT!!!
You have to learn somewhere I guess... BUT the 8 lessons are just repetitions of the same lessons within the audiobook. So it's basically just 4 new lessons. Repetition is a must for language learners but no one informed the makers of this audiobook that if the listener wanted to repeat a lesson they can just press rewind. Also, they just teach you the "basics" if you're a tourist, not conversation basics.
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