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Post by nick » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:12 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm teaching myself Italian this summer. I've learned some Italian in the past, but I don't think I've progressed too far. A year of Spanish and Latin should hopefully help me learn faster. I want to learn as much as I can before September because I won't have as much time once school starts again.

Here's what I'm going to use:

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian 2nd ed.
Italian Verb Drills
Webster's New World Italian Dictionary
This forum, so I can practice my writing skills and talk to other people learning Italian
Audio - I'll look for some podcasts
Notebook and a pen

See you around the forum!

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Post by forumuser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:19 pm

HI Nick. I'm new around here too but welcome anyway! :D Fire your questions. We'll be here to answer!

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Post by stefano2 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:47 pm

try great for spoken italian also see other info given to jen from kieth in "Hi again thread"

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Post by Roby » Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:25 pm

Welcome Nick Roby

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Post by keithatengagedthinking » Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:02 pm

Here's what I wrote to Jen in the previous thread. I'll repost it here. The last link is helpful for beginners - simple lessons and exercises to help you learn to read and understand the basics. All the other links are excellent too:

Below are some sites you might try to learn/improve your Italian: ... ent_view0/
(it's the site for Prego, the sixth edition, Italian textbook. Each chapter has a listening comprehension section - you might want to practice that).
(they have lots of podcasts for beginners and intermediate)
(Languamedia Italian - a really great site!)
(IGN/Italy Global Nation is an online news site. You can listen to the articles and follow along. The voice I think is computer generated, but it is not too bad)
(This has as a lot of short audio to listen to -- Italian Steps is fun, plus it can help you to read the language which will allow you to practice speaking too!)

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Post by nick » Sat Jun 09, 2007 8:53 pm

Mille Grazie! I'll check out those websites and podcasts soon.

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