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This is an audio musical play with language lessons. Since I love musicals, I thought this would be a fun way to learn Italian. Unfortunately, the lessons zip by way too quickly...and the songs get annoying. Ultimately, it's frustrating because you can't really learn in the car without referring to the manual that you must download. About the only way this would be useful is if you already learned the language and wanted a refresher.
Maybe a quick repetition for someone more fluent in Italian? But then maybe to basic?
It's cheap and you pick up some phrases, so maybe? But I'd rather recommend other courses available through Audible.
There is to much English dialog here. It is meant as a background, but is unnecessary and gives no Italian knowledge. Much of the Italian is presented to fast. Italian has a lot of small words, de, da, di del, della, chi, che, ch'e, mi, ti, il, le, lo etc, and in fast dialog it's easy to miss what you hear. This also is the case with longer words with more difficult pronunciation. Repetitions a bit slower with presentation of the words and meanings had been better than wasting time speaking English.
I'm unsure that hearing Italian sung, increases the speed of learning.
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