Kathryn A Brehe

St. Louis, Missouri United States
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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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Cognitively Infectious

  • By Kathryn A Brehe on 02-06-06

Cognitively Infectious

5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-06-06

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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