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Publisher's Summary

An exciting approach to learning Italian with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. Over 12 hours of easy listening with Collins' best-selling language coach. 

No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. 

Part 1

  • Language ground rules
  • The use of the past tense
  • Numbers
  • Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out

Part 2

  • Asking for directions
  • Verb revision
  • Travelling by bus and train
  • Introducing and talking about yourself

Part 3

  • Useful phrases when shopping
  • Vocabulary for conversing with a pharmacist or doctor
  • Practice and revision
  • The future tense

Course Review

The course review offers the opportunity to revise the full course and practise what you have learnt. A native-speaking Italian expert helps you to perfect your pronunciation. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.

A downloadable booklet is also included to use as a reference and revision tool. 

A more in-depth course for those looking to improve their language skills, with over 12 hours of audio and handy written revision guide to reinforce your learning.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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If you want to learn Italian you need this in your repertoire

Everyone learns slightly different, and there isn’t one sole way to learn a language properly. There are so many differing theories on how to learn a language, but ideally, you would do them all.

The way Paul Noble teaches is through repetition over time. Your brain needs to reinforce the connections it makes when learning something new, so this is what repetition over time does. Here is the scenario: You hear a new word, and you may remember it forever, or you may forget it. Its repeated a few times in the first few minutes and your brain makes that new connection. Maybe 20 minutes later in the audio book (or more depending on how you split your listening time) you hear the word again. Now, if you remembered it, great! It gets reinforced. If you don’t remember it right away, you hear it again and the familiarity of it lights up the pathway in your brain to where you are unlikely to forget it again.

This is how ALL brains work. Yes, you should supplement your learning with interaction with native speakers, visual learning, and practicing writing too. But this audiobook is what you need for a good chunk of verb conjugation, tenses, and overall sentence structure.

If you are serious about learning a language, Paul’s audiobooks are fantastic. And they don’t cost all that much either!

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What an amazing audiobook

I absolutely love this audiobook. It's amazing how in just a couple chapters you can be making phrases without having to be memorizing a bunch of vocabulary first. He gradually introduces new words. I wish I had found this sooner. If you are looking to learn Italian, I definitely recommend this audiobook.

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Not much grammar instructions

You won’t learn how to speak Italian by learning the grammar and conjugations, etc. it gives you a taste.

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A great start

What a great course to get started with Italian! This gets you ready for simple conversation while traveling. I highly recommend.

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Not what I needed

Good book but I wanted something a bit more simple to start out with.

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A Great Starting Point

No course, even a 10+ hour one like this, will teach you an entire language. But this is by far the best tool kit to start a language that I've found. What you learn in this course will greatly help you start on the right foot, and even begin conversing with native speakers to build and hone your conversation skills.

Highly recommended for beginners and even early intermediate learners!

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Paul Nobel Rocks

Building blocks made so easy that you learn by mistake. Darn good stuff. Think I will learn them all from Paul.

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Learning Italian effortlessly on long walks

This course makes learning Italian so incredibly simple. I've tried Duolingo, youtube lessons, the Coffee Break Italian podcast, and nothing comes close to this. Rather than memorizing vocab, this course teaches you in a conversational way that allows you to start speaking full sentences and forming your own sentences almost immediately!

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Quite good.

A good start to the language as it makes you speak a lot which is usually the weak point starting a new language.

Definitely follow up by reviewing the pdf and then trying a course with some writing or you won't know how anything is spelled.

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It was very useful for my spoken Italian

Great supplementary course, I'll check out his Next Step course in Italian to continue my oral practice!!