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Learn Italian with Paul Noble – Part 2

Italian Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Languages, Italian
4.5 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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Summary

Learn Italian with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. 

No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.    

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Great introduction to the language

I found this a great introduction to the language. Repetitive - but that's the point. It helps you to build up vocabulary and use it to make sentences, rather than just learning a set of possibly useful phrases you might need if you are on holiday. It gave the basic knowledge and understanding of how Italian works and gave me the confidence to try some more comprehensive language courses and build on the grammar.

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good intro to the basics.

I have completed 1&2 and there's no doubt you learn what is taught. However I have completed all Michel Thomas Italian courses and I feel there is far more content with Michel that is probably due to Paul's avid approach to reinforcement and repetition. Both teaching styles are similar but to someone completely new to Italian and who has struggled with language learning in the past then Paul Noble is the best option he really has simplified learning a language.

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  • Adele
  • Strusshamn, Norway
  • 05-04-14

One step further!

I have just listened to the second part of Paul Noble's course in Italian, and by now I find myself speaking whole sentences in Italian! It's amazing how quickly you learn by using this series, and although it is very basic, it gives you a great understanding of how the language is constructed…or at least some of it.

I've been through book 1 and 2 twice now, and am half way through the 3rd. It is getting progressively more difficult, but not unmanageable. I love how he mainly focuses on the grammar and less on the vocabulary, but new words are often introduced and are relatively easy to remember as you are constantly being reminded of them.

I doubt I will ever become fluent in Italian, but it is great being able to pick out words and sentences when watching italian movies, or reading italian news online. And as for my upcoming holiday, I can't wait to test out my skills! :-D

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very easy to follow

made interesting and easy to follow, time given to repeat as needed. I would recommend it as an excellent starting point.

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For me, an excellent way to learn.

In my own time and repeating as I need. Some people may find the repetition boring.

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  • Fran
  • West Sussex, UK
  • 20-05-16

Too short

I did like the constant repetition as it helps it to sink in. However it seems very short and not enough phrases of real situations one might encounter as a visitor. A bit disappointing for a whole credit.

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fantastico! looking forward to learn more& more

loved it! even after one lesson you will be able to make an understandable sentence so don't think too much and try by yourself!

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A step up from Level 1 and still manageable

What made the experience of listening to Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 2 the most enjoyable?

Satisfaction of getting it right and learning so much so quickly

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It feels like a big step up from Level one at first but still follows a logical progression and repeating sections helps me to remember more. There is a big review section from Level one and I found words and phrases just started to come naturally. I am really enjoying learning Italian this way.

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  • Bri
  • 04-08-12

beginner material however easy to follow

What made the experience of listening to Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 2 the most enjoyable?

I would prefer more advanced material but this is great for someone who can't get the hang of the basics.

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  • Ariodante
  • 22-01-16

Keep your attention

Just finished level two and I am excited to purchase level three. I like the course and enjoy how Paul doesn't waste time reviewing from first level to the second level. it's a very smooth transition. highly recommend

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  • Michelle
  • 20-04-15

Fabulous!!

I've tried just about every way out there to learn Italian, including studying the language in college and even living in Italy for a few months. I learned a lot of the technicalities but couldn't get to the point I was comfortable putting it all together. This system is by far the best I've ever tried and is finally getting me where I wanted to be. He gives simple, practical direction on verb conjugations and you learn quickly. I'm onto level four now and feel like I'm finally putting the language together after just two weeks listening to this system on my commute to work. I'm more comfortable speaking than ever before, and just so happy I found this. Fabulous language system at a fabulous price!

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  • Paul R.
  • 26-02-17

Not a Level Two learning experience. Not good

Would you try another book from Paul Noble and/or Paul Noble?

No. This was presented as something more advanced. This level two was still extremely basic and not worth the money. AND not returnable. Just look for podacasts.

Has Collins Italian with Paul Noble - Learn Italian the Natural Way, Part 2 turned you off from other books in this genre?

Only Paul Noble. Waste of money. Ripped OFF!

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Disappointment.

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OK for absolute beginners but definitely NOT a level 2 experience! Ripped OFF!

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  • SACHIN SURIE
  • 22-10-19

Highly recommend it

This audio book series makes learning Italian so much easier than trying to learn it in the classroom.

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  • Yv
  • 26-08-19

it is all over the place

you are tought words and small phrases immediately. but the topics are switched up. I dont see it building on a subject

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  • Michelle Solomon
  • 04-06-19

I’m actually speaking Italian!!

This is THE best program and works like a “mother tongue” method. You listen and then repeat, building on your practice and never feeling stretto overwhelmed. Paul Noble becomes a dear mentor voice, and the Italian speaker becomes your own. I love that whenever you stop, it picks right back up where you left off. I can practice a chapter over and over, move on, go back, etc. Absolutely amazing! I tell everyone, and continue to WOW my family. I’m almost ready to start the 3rd book.

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  • Kim Knight
  • 16-09-18

Great concept!!!

I started learnt Italian on my own two months ago. I found this boos series and it has greatly improved my spoken Italian and my recall. Also the easy tricks for so many Italian words and constructions. I don’t say tomato the way he does but I certainly know what he is talking about.

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  • Linda Rio
  • 22-08-18

Perfecto!

Rather than the dry memorizations and conjugations required in high school language classes Paul makes it fun. Most importantly, you learn very practical words and phrases. It is all brilliantly put together like LEGO blocks so you actually build your learning by putting small linguistic pieces together one piece at a time.

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  • Elaine
  • 21-06-18

Most logical language program ever!

This is a sensible, easy to follow and the best way to learn to create sentences in a new language. I use it in the car, in the house while doing chores and even sometimes to put me to sleep (hoping it teaches while I sleep, (I can put it in sleep mode to turn off after an hour.) For the 1st time ever I understand the dreaded conjugation of most verbs, how to understand directions, and greatly improved my vocabulary. Worth a download on your phone, iPad and/or computer but the phone is always ready to teach you what you want to know wherever you happen to be. I highly recommend this program and hope they issue a fourth audio book!

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