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Hello, and help~!

Post by loren »

Hi everyone! I've been lurking on these boards for a while now and finally decided to create an account :)

I'm Mexican-American but my grandparents were from Italy (they moved to Mexico when my mom was born) and I've recently decided to try and learn Italian so I can communicate with my family overseas.

My question is this - can anyone recommend some decent resources for self-teaching? So many of the "learn italian" programs seem geared towards tourists, or are for total beginners with absolutely no familiarity with the language :( Since I am fluent in Spanish I feel like I'm doing more of a lateral shift than starting from the very bottom. Does that make sense? Anyways, if any of you could recommend me even a decent starting point, that'd be wonderful.

Thanks in advance, and I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Post by BillyShears »


Welcome to the group. I self-teach Italian. For the past 3 years I've used "Living Language Italian / Beginner - Intermediate" and "Living Language Italian - Advanced". Here are the Amazon links for them.

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Italian- ... 1400021111

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Italian- ... pd_sim_b_3

The Beginner - Intermediate course is 40 chapters. I have notes but they're not very good. Once I have a chance to clean them up I'll publish them on a google web site that I created. I have completed 10 of the 20 chapters of the Advanced course. My notes for the Advanced course are much better and I do have the first 10 chapters posted here - > http://groups.google.com/group/allthingsitalian/files

Feel free to take a look through my notes.

My advice though is since you're self-teaching use this group or others to question anything that doesn't make sense. These books aren't always accurate. Also, if there is an adult evening Italian course in your area, consider taking it so you can practice speaking.

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Post by loren »

Oh wow, your notes are amazing - how awesome. thank you!

And thanks for the advice too - always appreciated :D I think I'll check out the CDs you linked - I think I saw them at the local bookstore the other day.


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Post by dickson »

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.because Its aim to help students and users to memories English vocabulary in an easy and efficient way, by using pictures, sounds and games.

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