Langhorne, PA, USA
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  • Rapid Italian: Volume 1

  • By: Earworms Learning
  • Narrated by: Andrew Lodge
  • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 281
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 94
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 90

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.

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  • By Kathryn A Brehe on 02-06-06

A Perfect Accent

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-13-07

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.

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