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Ho scoperto News in Slow Italian la settimana scorsa, e mi piace molto. Inoltre, devo dire che il programma sembra adattarsi perfettamente alle mie necessità attuali.
Sto infatti per tornare in Italia, dopo 37 anni. Ho trascorso un anno in Italia da giovane, e ricordo l'italiano ancora piuttosto bene; abbastanza per scrivere e capire un testo scritto. Il che è perfetto per Facebook, ma mi rendo conto ora che, senza la comprensione dell'italiano parlato, la mia visita, che attendo con ansia (una frase che ho imparato oggi, ascoltando il podcast N°5), non sarà facile.
Il vostro programma mi aiuta ad allenare l'orecchio nuovamente. Ai tempi del mio primo soggiorno in Italia, ero arrivato con una conoscenza minima della lingua e mi ci vollero ben quattro mesi prima di poter distinguere le parole, che prima per me erano solo una barriera confusa di rumore. Ma ormai ho imparato la lezione, e ascoltando il vostro programma una volta alla settimana posso riacquistare una solida capacità di comprensione orale prima di settembre.
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I've been listening to News in Slow Italian for a few months now. I just returned from my latest trip to Italy and my comprehension was SO much better than the last time! I had far fewer “deer in the headlights” moments that are so embarrassing – when you ask a perfectly understandable question in Italian and get a perfectly incomprehensible response. Listening to your dialogs really helps train your ear to hear words, and not just a jumble of sounds. I hope that all Italian language teachers are encouraging their students to use this valuable resource. I'm learning at home and have been wanting something like this for a long time. Grazie mille!
What an excellent way to teach Italian! Whoever thought of this is a genius. I look forward every week to a new broadcast. They are interesting and certainly do fulfill the goal of teaching Italian. My comprehension and vocabulary have increased in leaps and bounds. And it’s so much fun!
But the programs offer me so much more than language learning. First, many of the news stories have not appeared in the newspapers or on the TV news in Washington, DC, where I live, so they are helping me to become better informed. Second, the discussions between Benedetta and Emanuele are enlightening and thought-provoking. I discuss them with my husband and son, who also enjoy them.
Thank you so much for this wonderful program.