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      If you want to read this article in Italian, go here: https://goo.gl/Xc5Mo4 As you are reading the following text, from any device you’re doing it, and regardless of your background, I invite you to do a little experiment with me. Imagine for a moment that you are in a beautiful place. What is it? Think about it [...]
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FREE Italian audio-courses!

When several years ago I attended a training course to become a better Italian teacher for foreigners, the trainers (the great Loredana Chiappini and Nuccia De Filippo, from The Torre di Babele school) told me a thing that only after listening to it, seemed so obvious that I thought, “how come I didn’t think about it before?”

They said:

“To speak a language, you need to listen to it first!”

If you want to improve your listening skills and your speaking skills in Italian you need to listen to it for a relatively long time!

Think for a moment what children do! They listen for very long time before starting to speak their language…They’re immersed in a “sea of foreign language” that then becomes more and more comprehensible…

And to improve your Italian (or any other foreign language you are about to master) you need to immerse yourself in what linguists call COMPREHENSIBLE INPUT, that is all Italian you listen to and understand.

Is just passive listening enough? Some trainers say so, others say that the best thing is to answer to questions while listening, that is being active during the listening. The questions that I usually ask are those that in journalist jargon are the 5 W:

-Who? (Chi?)
-What? (Che?/Cosa?/Che cosa?)
-Where? (Dove?)
-When? (Quando?)
-Why? (Perché?)

So, according to some trainers you need a lot of passive listening, according to others you need a lot of active listening. And here it came to me to think, why can’t you do both?

In other words, why don’t you do both passive listening (when you listen to Italian while doing something else) and active listening (asking yourself a lot of things, or answering to as many questions as possible)?

And this is what moved me to create a lot of free podcasts in Italian, so that you can immerse yourself in the language - for free! Of course,  I would be grateful if you liked this page on facebook, or shared it with your friends.

Most audios are downloadable and you can listen to them for free, no strings attached, so enjoy!

And if you want to make them more comprehensible, please notice that you can find the texts of them (as book or eBook) in many online bookstores for a very affordable price.

Because I want you to enjoy the process of learning the Italian language!

Relax and enjoy the journey! Rilassati e goditi il viaggio!

Here are the direct links to the external pages where you can listen all the audios for free! For Pronto Estate 2011, you can also read the free accompanying text from here:  http://en.calameo.com/read/0000729243c73f75660de


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