Linguaphone All Talk Italian is an audio-only course that has been devised to help you understand and speak Italian without having to consult written material, apart from a short introduction and vocabulary and verb guides.
During the entertaining story of Sarah’s visit to Florence you will hear native speakers from Italy conversing at normal speed, and with practice you will quickly understand and speak Italian as it is spoken. Because you will “hear” the language – rather than “see” a written version of it – your accent will be an authentic copy of the native speaker accent.
Linguaphone All Talk is different to other language courses. The course evolves around a series of story dialogues. The story develops around Sarah’s visit to Florence and all the problems he encounters. It’s an enjoyable and entertaining storyline and sees Sarah learning about Italy, Italian culture and most importantly, learning the Italian language
Learn by Listening
It is sometimes difficult to gain an authentic accent when you can see the words in your own alphabet. Working from sounds alone rapidly gives you confidence in what you hear. It also removes the desire to ‘see’ the language before daring to use or respond to it.
You’re in control
Linguaphone all Talk utilises the highly-successful tried and tested Linguaphone method of ‘listen, understand and speak’. One of the great advantages of this audio-only course is that you are in control, and the pace of your learning is entirely up to you.
Included with all the vocabulary and grammar, there are dialogues, comprehension tests and other learning activities. You will also hear a number of what we’ve called ‘verb boxes’ – brief sections in which you can listen to some of the different forms of useful Italian verbs. Overall it’s a highly enjoyable language course and designed to get you speaking Italian in no time.
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The Linguaphone method is based on two simple principles:
- You learn faster when you enjoy what you are doing.
- You make progress if the sort of language you learn is useful and presented in a believable, familiar context.
Speaking a new language is an active skill – something you learn by doing, not just studying. This is the practical approach taken by Linguaphone to language learning. You will start to speak during the very first lesson. The course begins simply, building your confidence session by session. Soon after, longer sentences are introduced to enable the expression of more detailed and complex thoughts. But the course always concentrates on useful, authentic everyday words and situations. The result is that, after completing a Linguaphone course, you will have a thorough understanding of the target language and be able to converse with and understand real people speaking the language.
The study sequence, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND and SPEAK, used in Linguaphone courses is fundamental to the Linguaphone method of learning.
Listening to native speakers is the most relaxing and involved way to learn, helping you associate the sounds you hear with the words and sentences you read. The native speakers in this course begin by speaking slowly (but without distorting the intonation of the language) and, as the course progresses, speak at normal speed.
By listening and reading the language, you begin to discover what each word means. Everyday objects have exciting new names. Gradually words, then phrases, become clear and your reading, writing and speaking of the language will improve.
Many people find that speaking their new language is the hardest part. But Linguaphone’s method makes sure that you start speaking from the very first lesson with the correct pronunciation. Imitating the voices of the native speakers on the course will help you get used to the intonation and accent. Later on in the course, you will have the opportunity to take part in conversations. Each lesson introduces new themes featuring useful words and phrases thus developing your conversational skills and confidence.