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kurvengeflüster

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Heyho :D

I started to learn Italian - at least I tried - so are there people out there who have experiences in learning this language as second language? Maybe you know some methods/ books or web-resources. Or just tell me how you managed to learn it. Thanks anyway!! :thumb:
 

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kaizer

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Nov 1, 2003
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i tried learning italian simply by using babelfish.....which obviously doesnt work, the translation is wrong most of the time :fero: :fero: so i just stopped learning now :p i dont know italian at all.....just a few simple words. i wanna learn, but dont have time....nor money to take classes :D

mybe when u've learend it, u can teach me....:D
 

Ali

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I use RAI 3 to learn the footballing terms ..... Wish I could do more than that though.
 

Slagathor

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I study Italian - I can highly recommend the Rete! series as learning material. Find it at www.rete.co.it

There are some other books I use but those are Dutch-Italian and though our languages look alike, I would imagine you want a German version ;)
 
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kurvengeflüster

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    ++ [ originally posted by Matto ] ++
    I study Italian - I can highly recommend the Rete! series as learning material. Find it at www.rete.co.it

    There are some other books I use but those are Dutch-Italian and though our languages look alike, I would imagine you want a German version ;)
    oh no I think it's a motivation to learn Italian with Dutch - keep it as simple as possible but not too simple!!! :D thanks for your recommondation!!! :thumb:
     

    Slagathor

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    You're welcome.

    Also, don't you have those institutions that allow you to work at home? We have the NTI and the LOI which send you study material and they assign a tutor. Once per week you send in your assignments and he/she reviews it for you. In case of learning a language you also have to send a tape with pronunciation exercises.

    I studied languages that way before - it's great! You can make your own schedule. Of course, it DOES require discipline.
     
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    Oh that sounds really cool and suggestive. I've never heard about such institutions in Germany but I'll take a look around here. Otherwise I'll have to learn Dutch and then I can take part in NTI or LOI! Thx!!
     

    Zizou

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    Personally I learnt Italia by watching Italian tv when I was a kid...by the age of 5 I was speaking it fluently but that's cos when you`re a small kid you learn much more incredibly enough. I don't know if watching another language on tv really helps when you`re older but give it a try.
     
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    ++ [ originally posted by Matto ] ++
    You're welcome.

    Also, don't you have those institutions that allow you to work at home? We have the NTI and the LOI which send you study material and they assign a tutor. Once per week you send in your assignments and he/she reviews it for you. In case of learning a language you also have to send a tape with pronunciation exercises.

    I studied languages that way before - it's great! You can make your own schedule. Of course, it DOES require discipline.
    how much did you approximately pay for a course? I found some institutions here in Germany and I'd like to compare a bit :)
     

    Slagathor

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    Hmm that's a good question. It's been a while. I think I paid around 300 Dutch Guilders which is ... er ... around 130 euros in total :)
     
    Aug 1, 2003
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    I watch spanish and thai dramas and I'm still not that good at it :undecide:

    I listen to rammstein everyday so my german is limited to their lyrics :down:

    The only Italian I know --> Anni attacante, anni difensore... but I did buy this "help yourself to learn italian" or sth like that, it was really useful. You know how in english you say I feel hot ? If you apply it to Italian it will mean that you think you're hot :D
     

    Amr

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    ++ [ originally posted by Matto ] ++
    I study Italian - I can highly recommend the Rete! series as learning material. Find it at www.rete.co.it

    There are some other books I use but those are Dutch-Italian and though our languages look alike, I would imagine you want a German version ;)
    gr8 site dude :cheesy::angel:
     

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