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I’m not sure where to ask this, so this will do for now. 

tour leader has told me that next year we are once again travelling to Italy to explore the Dolomites area more thoroughly (she won’t really notice if I accidentally venture into Slovenia whilst there) This time I think we will go through Germany and Austria and then into Italy to make for a more direct trip.

I’d really like to learn to speak some Italian to help me while I am over there, I’m passable in German and French to a degree, but ideally I’d prefer not to be an ignorant Englishman and expect everyone to speak English.

 I Am tempted to enroll in a 10 week beginners course at Exeter University in the New Year, and I’ll probably refresh my German at the same time.

however, my question is, can anyone suggest a CD based course that I could also consider?

Grazie


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Try  "Duolingo" just type that name into a search engine, all free for the trial version which covers most of the common stuff.

Lots of different languages.

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It has a little green square face Simon looks good on ya desktop lol.
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I’ll go for a lookie. 
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I prefer the coffee break podcasts.
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I’d really like to learn to speak some Italian to help me while I am over there
Grazie



Buona idea Simon.
I appreciate it.

Ref to material I would rely on BBC:
http://www.bbcactivelanguages.com/OurProducts/Italian.aspx

Once you get a sufficient knowledge of it, I could send you many travel reports across Europe (no Italy of course, apologies for that).

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Grazie Max 👍
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I have just downloaded the first 30 coffee break Spanish onto CDs (all free) plus all 90 lessons of Complete Spanish (also free), ready for our drive down to Spain in January. I can get by in most languages but want to try and learn more as does Mrs GMJ...hence the CD burning.

If 'Coffee Break' or 'Complete...' do Italian as well as they appear to do the Spanish, then they would be worth looking at Simon. The sample lessons I listened too hit just the right note and speed for us I think.

I'll keep an eye on this thread anyway as I'll probably do something similar in readiness for our trip to Sicily next Sept.

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Aha, interesting post Graham as I have just taken delivery of my “Complete Italian” CD and book. I’ve transferred it to my iPad and will start very soon, in conjunction with my DuoLingo Italian course. 


I may be taking on rather a lot, but I may consider brushing up on my French and German too. 🤔


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The coffee break lessons went onto 10 CDs and the other lot onto 12! Should keep us going until we get there...

We also have some Learn Welsh CDs in the MH too for local trips [biggrin]

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