• Italian Vocabulary Builder: Resilient Learning Method

  • A New Italian Phrasebook to Learn Italian Language Smartly
  • By: Manuel Maria Di Gioia
  • Narrated by: Andrea Locorotondo
  • Length: 10 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (144 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Are you a beginner who wants to learn Italian? Or are you looking for a way to improve your vocabulary?

My name is Manuel di Gioia, I am Italian, and I introduce you to the Resilient Learning Method.

In psychology, resilience is man's ability to face life's adversities, to overcome them and to emerge from them strengthened and even positively transformed.

With the Resilient Learning Method, resilience is the ability of a child to learn new words and to be able to compose new sentences.

When a child is born, he or she does not know the language or the laws that govern it.

  • No grammatical basis.
  • A vocabulary composed of blank and empty pages.

Yet, in a short time, a child begins to learn a language unknown to him.

  • Word after word.
  • Phrase after phrase.

A child, with knowledge of the basic phrases and an adequate number of words, is able to modify and combine them. What are the two things that happen at the beginning when the child starts experimenting?

  • The child starts to understand any sentence very well, even those that have a new logical construct.
  • The child begins to express himself and, despite many understandable mistakes, still manages to make himself understood.

These are the two results I want you to achieve with this book.

All this is possible because man is naturally inclined to face the difficulties of life and to overcome them thanks to experience and commitment.A child, after each sentence heard, comes out stronger than before, with a new word or a new sequence of words. 

With the Resilient Method I have not invented anything new and in this book I present to you what is already under the eyes of all. The only difference, compared to a child, is that an adult is able to read and consequently to take advantage of visual memory.

Do you want to learn Italian?

Forget the difficult grammar rules or the many verbal conjugations.

The main grammatical and logical rules (even if unconsciously and not perfectly, as it happens for children) will be learned as you listen to the phrases in this book and that will serve to create a good foundation and a discreet vocabulary.

Learning to speak Italian in a perfect and fluent way cannot be done in a few days or even in a few years.

Too hard. I'm telling you, as an Italian.

But it is possible in a short time to understand this beautiful language and also to be understood.

You just need to approach Italian as a child.

Here are the three steps I propose in this book:

  • Basic rules
  • More than 1000 sentences divided by topic with more than 5000 words, more than enough to communicate in a simple way
  • Finally 10 short stories composed only of words present in the book

If you read all the pages of the book carefully you will see that you can read these short final stories without having to resort too much to a dictionary.

In the Kindle version of this book there is also a Photo Game Bonus.

I'm gonna ask you the question again.

Do you want to learn Italian or improve your vocabulary?

Buy your book today!

©2019 Manuel Maria Di Gioia (P)2019 Manuel Maria Di Gioia

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Helpful construction

This audio book is helpful for where I am because it helped me construct Italian phrases in new ways and think in Italian differently. I do recommend.

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Great for beginners

I have been using this audio book with my student , it's great material .

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Awesome idea

The context helps a lot, you could mix them together or create flashcards with the phrases. I really enjoyed the audio book. Thanks

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Great one

Learning these words are greatly increases conversational and so that also increases the understanding .

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Great Resource for Expanding Vocabulary

This audio book is a great tool to expand your vocabulary by learning the most used Italian words.

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Very helpful guide

I like how you give ways to help remember the language. Great work on this audio book!

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Readily

Perhaps an index or list of all the words in alphabetical order with their reference number so that one could find the meaning and example more readily.

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provided a gentle reinforcement

This provided a gentle reinforcement of past learning.
The sentences seemed to refer to everyday events rather than the classical "my aunt's pen is on the table" phrases which one might have a hard time working into the conversation.

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Practical, Fun, and Inexpensive

I am new to learning Italian so nearly every word is new to me. What I enjoyed especially about this book was that once I saw a word introduced, it would appear again in the example phrases for other words.

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Very satisfying for learners

I have found this to be a really useful way of not only expanding your vocabulary, but as a method of incorporating those newly acquired words into useful phrases.

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  • CharlesOX23
  • 08-23-20

Don't buy, it is not worth it.

I would not listen to this not even for free. It is read from the printed book, very hard to follow, there are far better alternatives out there. Moreover, the reader has a thick Italian accent that becomes very annoying in no time at all. "Happles"

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  • Anne
  • 02-27-21

Useful but...

No transcript available, and the speaker (who speaks at normal pace) doesn’t repeat the Italian phrase after giving you the English translation. So while you mostly hear the single Italian word being focused on, the Italian sentences themselves are often just a blur. A transcript would add a lot of value.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-20

prefer English first not Italian

I found it easy to start with but, further on i struggled as I didnt know some words, needed English first. I live in Italy and know quite a few words. wanted this as intermediate to learn more

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  • Carol Ross
  • 01-11-20

This seems like a good audiobook totally ruined

This seems like a good book totally ruined by appallingly bad editing and quality control of the recorded version. The audiobook should never have been released as it is because it has many repeated sections of recording! Because of the multiple repeated sections the length of the book will of course be significantly shorter than as stated. The narrator is great, although his pronunciation of the English sections is amusingly inaccurate. Note also that beginners would probably struggle with this book on my opinion.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-20

Pretty good

It is a very good audio book, probably one of the best out there when learning Italian vocabulary, which is not a high praise in itself, because what's out there is pretty ordinary. No wonder most people give up learning a language with the mediocre material that is available for language learning, especially vocabulary. I would give this book actually 5 stars if two things were different. For once, it needs a Pdf file to be able to download the words, which would help in the learning and understanding of the spoken word, and it's much quicker to read then to listen. And the second worry is the bad English pronunciation of the narrator. Sorry, no offence to the Narrator, but it was hard to understand at times, and I'm a Foreigner myself, so I'm normally pretty good when it comes to understanding English spoken by someone whos first language isn't English.