Listening and learning la lingua..

Roby
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Postby Roby » Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:53 pm

The four skills to learning a new language

Listening: Are you a music lover? If so, why not listen to
recordings you enjoy. It's a fabulous way to learn. There's
something about songs and memory isn't there?

Speaking: We are all different but many adult learners feel too
embarrassed to speak aloud in class. If you're unable or unwilling,
try mouthing the words or expressions.

Reading: For many people, reading is learning. For most people
learning is reading but in language learning, reading has to be
balanced with the other three language skills. Why not read aloud? A
great way to learn is listening to the language and reading at the
same time.

Writing: This is the fourth and last of the skills. A way of
learning a word or expression, of making it your own. It can remain
foreign to us until we write it in our notebooks.

A commitment toward learning a language will mean that you will make
the time to study which for many people involves sitting at a table
and covering the four skills in a systematic way.

Roby
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Postby Roby » Sun Jul 01, 2007 1:53 pm

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"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

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Postby giro » Sun Jul 01, 2007 10:57 pm

keithatengagedthinking wrote:The newspaper, Il Resto di Carlino, has most of their newspaper articles in vocal form. On the top of each page, you can just click on it and read along with the voice or practice without, seeing how many words you can identify.

Click here for the link!


Kieth, that sounds tremendous. I followed the link. I could not find any stories that could be clicked for audio. I looked all over for a spot where you register a username and password, it says right next to it that it is free, but could not get to a page where you actually do that. They offer subscriptions for 20 euro/month or 130 euro/year, and they offer some sort of free trial, but I tried to fill out the forms to do that and was not successful. Also, the subscription is apparently for a single city that you have to choose. None of the cities offered looked interesting.

Can you offer any guidance?
Per piacere, correggete i miei errori in italiano. Grazie mille in anticipo.

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Postby Devery » Sun Jul 01, 2007 11:21 pm

Roby wrote:The four skills to learning a new language

Listening: Are you a music lover? If so, why not listen to
recordings you enjoy. It's a fabulous way to learn. There's
something about songs and memory isn't there?

Speaking: We are all different but many adult learners feel too
embarrassed to speak aloud in class. If you're unable or unwilling,
try mouthing the words or expressions.

Reading: For many people, reading is learning. For most people
learning is reading but in language learning, reading has to be
balanced with the other three language skills. Why not read aloud? A
great way to learn is listening to the language and reading at the
same time.

Writing: This is the fourth and last of the skills. A way of
learning a word or expression, of making it your own. It can remain
foreign to us until we write it in our notebooks.

A commitment toward learning a language will mean that you will make
the time to study which for many people involves sitting at a table
and covering the four skills in a systematic way.

Roby


Very nice Roby, very nice!

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Postby Roby » Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:42 pm

Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby keithatengagedthinking » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:54 pm

giro wrote:
keithatengagedthinking wrote:The newspaper, Il Resto di Carlino, has most of their newspaper articles in vocal form. On the top of each page, you can just click on it and read along with the voice or practice without, seeing how many words you can identify.

Click here for the link!


Kieth, that sounds tremendous. I followed the link. I could not find any stories that could be clicked for audio. I looked all over for a spot where you register a username and password, it says right next to it that it is free, but could not get to a page where you actually do that. They offer subscriptions for 20 euro/month or 130 euro/year, and they offer some sort of free trial, but I tried to fill out the forms to do that and was not successful. Also, the subscription is apparently for a single city that you have to choose. None of the cities offered looked interesting.

Can you offer any guidance?


Sorry, giro!
I never noticed this reply.
Unfortunately, Il Resto di Carlino has deactivated this on their web site recently. However, there are a few other newspapers that do use this service. I will find them and locate the sites and post them here.

Thanks.

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Postby keithatengagedthinking » Mon Oct 29, 2007 3:57 pm

I found it!

Adnkrono/IGN offer this service now.
You can see it offered on this article below:

http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Politica/? ... 1487674596

Click on the link that says 'Ascolta' and a pop-box opens up with the audio player. It usually starts on its own accord after a few moments. I listened to the article - it sounds a bit artificial at times, but in my opinion, it works well.

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Postby polideuce » Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:26 pm

ho guardato anche io un po' per la rete e ho trovato questo:
http://www.rtsi.ch/
si tratta del sito della Radio Televisione Svizzera in lingua italiana, e c'è la possibilità di ascoltare alcuni programmi

http://www.rtsi.ch/pinocchio/welcome.cf ... iamato=yes
questo è "Pinocchio" ascoltabile e narrato da una compagnia teatrale di lingua italiana.

C'è anche questo: http://www.international.rai.it/ ci sono sopratutto notizie, ma per ascoltare la lingua va benissimo.

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Postby Roby » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:27 am

Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby Roby » Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:59 pm

Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby Roby » Tue Nov 13, 2007 7:00 pm

From Josh dmj120:

http://www.iluss.it/il_student_eng.html
ILUSS - LEARN ITALIAN ONLINE, a nonprofit organization which promotes the Italian language and culture abroad, is a convenient, useful resource for students, schools, colleges, universities, libraries and teachers worldwide.....

For students its 36Euro annual, which i think is about 53 USD.

Another site with a lot of information that I found is http://www.locuta.com/

unless I overlooked it in the previous posts; http://www.ielanguages.com/italian.html is an awesome site!!! So far looks very well organized.

Many of these lists will be added into my PDA's flashcard program
Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby Roby » Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:34 pm

From Philip

Books for Beginners

http://impariamo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2677
Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby Roby » Sat Jan 26, 2008 6:06 pm

Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby Roby » Sun Jan 27, 2008 9:48 pm

. ram files ---- How to listen to .ram files

http://impariamo.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2763
Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld

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Postby Roby » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:45 am

Roby

"Per raro che sia, il vero amore e' meno raro della vera amicizia."



"As rare as true love is, it is not as rare as true friendship."

- François de La Rochefoucauld


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