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Power Italian I Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide-Tapescript/8 One Hour Audio Lessons Audiobook

Power Italian I Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide-Tapescript/8 One Hour Audio Lessons

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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!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2012, 2013 Mark Frobose (P)2013 Mark Frobose

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    alexander 12-27-16
    alexander 12-27-16
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    "BEST FOR BEGINNING TO INTERMEDIATE"
    Would you listen to Power Italian I Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide-Tapescript/8 One Hour Audio Lessons again? Why?

    I started from zip (niente) in Italian with this course (Power Italian) and now I feel that I am at least speaking and understanding Italian at an intermediate level. I say this because my wife’s family now understands me when I talk and I can actually converse with her nonna – grandmother in Italian.
    Of course, their accents all vary and I speak slowly compared to her native Italian speaking family. BUT … come on man. For $19.00 bucks, this course is a dream. It’s fast and easy enough for me to understand and learn to speak some Italian. If this works for me, then anybody can learn with this method.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steph Davis Vancouver, BC 11-04-16
    Steph Davis Vancouver, BC 11-04-16
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    "High reviews are warranted"

    I've been using different Italian language audio guides for six months now, including a bunch of Pimsleur and Innovative Language, and this is hands down the best I've heard yet for quick conversation acquisition. The repetition definitely helps. Most of the material wasn't new to me, so can't be 100% about how it would sound to a beginner, but I found the review very powerful and the new material well presented. Much like learning a language from an Italian speaker. Wish I'd found it earlier.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tony P. Thompson South Carolina 02-12-17
    Tony P. Thompson South Carolina 02-12-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best DIY Italian Ever"

    I've studied Italian off and on several decades. This program stands out. Top quality throughout.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    elliece 09-27-16
    elliece 09-27-16
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    "Best Italian Course"
    Any additional comments?

    Here’s what I like about Power Italian by Frobose.
    1. Clear voices, great American instructor, nice female native Italian speaker named Hilaria (or something like that).
    2. Nice WRITTEN audioscript that really helped me when I was at home and at the office, able to read. (Visual and Audio learner here)
    3. I personally appreciate the crystal clear explanations from Mark (who I found out used to be the Editorial Director for MacMillan Audio of New York. Seems he created all their foreign language programs. Sounds like a “serious dude” in a multilingual sense.
    4. The memory technique really works. It’s actually fun. “Do you remember how to say …” and then you have to “bring it back from memory”.
    5. Best of all was the original sentence creation stuff. Gets you to make up your own sentences. Awesome.
    Best language investment I ever made.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    halfthefiber 07-26-17
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    "Just Alright"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I'm not sure why the topic of food (Italian for breakfast, dinner, etc.) came up three times during the course of the audiobook. Each time it was the same 15 to 20 minutes of the same thing I feel like the last chapter specifically was wasted, because the new expressions introduced there weren't explained nor practiced.


    Would you recommend Power Italian I Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide-Tapescript/8 One Hour Audio Lessons to your friends? Why or why not?

    If you absolutely do not have any knowledge of Italian, this would be too confusing for you. Otherwise, it's a good audiobook to pick up some useful day-to-day expressions if you are visiting an Italian-speaking country for a brief vacation.


    What about Mark Frobose’s performance did you like?

    Constant reinforcement.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. The book is more educational than entertaining. That would be the dullest movie I would have ever seen.


    Any additional comments?

    Repackage the last few chapters. Remove the section on food that was repeated, replace with more lessons, or an elaboration of the later taught expressions.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jonathan M. Lourie Marblehead, MA USA 05-08-17
    Jonathan M. Lourie Marblehead, MA USA 05-08-17 Member Since 2014
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    "learn Italian in the car on the way to work"

    I enjoyed this audiobook. It was conversational and it moved along well. I felt as if I was making progress. There was some information about customs in Italy and overall I would recommend it

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    Elsa 03-20-17
    Elsa 03-20-17
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    "Borderline Brilliant"
    Where does Power Italian I Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide-Tapescript/8 One Hour Audio Lessons rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Brilliant program, enjoyable to use, always walk away knowing more Italian than when I started listening, always able to speak and use and remember what I learn, and everyday getting more fluent and getting more compliments from my husband’s Italian family. Excellent. Brilliant.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Noah 01-30-17
    Noah 01-30-17
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    "Benissimo. Awesome"
    If you could sum up Power Italian I Accelerated/Complete Written Listening Guide-Tapescript/8 One Hour Audio Lessons in three words, what would they be?

    A friend recommended Mark Frobose’s Italian system to me. She listens to his Language Guy podcast on iTunes. Power Italian really works. The memory technique, the sentence building stuff, the speaker, etc .. Best I’ve tried so far.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    george 08-19-16
    george 08-19-16
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    "Like the Listening Guide Approach"
    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the approach with the Italian lady and the guy explaining it in English.
    For me it works better than most of the other stuff I’ve used to learn Italian.
    My wife likes Pimsleur too, but they don’t have the written material that Power Italian has. It helps me to be able to see the words written and to follow it that way at home, so I go with Power Italian and the listening guide approach.

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    Nick 07-09-16
    Nick 07-09-16
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    "well suited to listening in the car"

    I really liked it. It was very easy to listen to it in the car. Also it didn't require any pamphlets or anything to look at. Also there was lots of review so we got a chance to go over the subject multiple times.

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  • Colin J. Leal
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    "Offered much more than it delivered. Waste of time"
    What would have made Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units better?

    This program offers much, but delivers very little.
    It is very poorly edited, and badly structured, with whole segments completed repeated. In 3 different chapters we are told EXACTLY the same thing about early breakfast, late breakfast, midday meal, and late dinner, and in the last chapter we are taught 'useful' words about freezing and defrosting foods, and the Italian for different types of cooking pots.

    I've wasted 8 hours of my life..don't waste 8 hours of yours!


    Has Power Italian I Accelerated - 8 One Hour Audio Lessons - 144 Study Units put you off other books in this genre?

    I will not be trying any of this author's other audio books.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • David Walsh
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    "A struggle to finish"

    The content is fine but Mark Frobose is very irritating. I personally found it difficult to finish due to my growing dislike of the narrator. If you don't mind BS American patter this might just be for you.

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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