Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1
- Narrated by: Paul Noble
- Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
- Original Recording Audiobook
- Release date: 25-03-11
- Language: English
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a ground-breaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language.
Part 1 of the course covers:
Language ground rules
The use of the past tense
Essential vocabulary to use when booking into a hotel, taking a taxi, and eating out
Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool. A native-speaking Italian expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing - no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and - most importantly - learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you. (Use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool.)
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By GILLIAN on 23-12-12
Great introduction into learning Italian.
Learning Italian with Paul Noble was so easy. I suprised myself how easy it was to learn the language using this technique. He also shows you little ways and clues to remember the words and phrases. Just brilliant!!
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Andrew on 22-04-14
Great value, excellent way to learn
What made the experience of listening to Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 1 the most enjoyable?
I normally use Michel Thomas method language lessons but initially chose Paul Noble for Italian because of the bad reviews Michel Thomas Italian received. Paul Noble uses a method very similar to Michel Thomas but more methodical and with a native Italian speaker for better pronunciation. On the downside Paul Noble is very slow moving both in terms of progress and slow speaking which I found so irritating that I switched back to Michel Thomas.
However as I found out, the bad reviews of Michel Thomas Italian are well deserved, so found myself switching back to Paul Noble. This time I set the play speed to x1.25 and this made all the difference.
To start learning a new language my experience is that Michel Thomas or Paul Noble is a must. Paul Noble is certainly better value than Michel Thomas but you may prefer Michel Thomas' style like I do. However for Italian I'd strongly recommend you choose Paul Noble.
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Mike on 17-07-18
The “ato” in “tomato”....come on. There are much better audiobooks to learn Italian than this British nonsensical garbage.
18 of 20 people found this review helpful
By pratte on 20-05-16
Mind Numbingly Boring
Any additional comments?
I can’t understand why anyone would think that Paul Noble is such a great language teacher. I literally fell asleep just listening to his “ground rules” on the audio sample on this page. I still ordered the program and continued sleeping through it as he droned on endlessly in a low-energy monotone.
I don’t know about you, but I want to speak ITALIAN. If you’ve ever heard real Italians speak, you’ll notice that they are extremely HIGH ENERGY people with a lively language.
To give you some contrast, check out the Power Italian 1 Accelerated by Mark Frobose. The free audio sample will explain why I think “Learn Italian the Natural Way” should be named “Learn Italian (Maybe) While You Sleep”.
Power Italian is much better in every way.
So is “Learn in Your Car Italian” by Penton Overseas. They blast you with a gong every now and then between lessons, but at least you stay awake.
I also learned some Italian with a memory technique that’s almost as good as Frobose’s in Power Italian. It’s the famous Pimsleur programs, which are also quite good, but just use a very limited vocabulary base.
33 of 38 people found this review helpful