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Next Steps in Italian with Paul Noble - Complete Course

Italian Made Easy with Your Personal Language Coach
Narrated by: Paul Noble
Length: 7 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Languages, Italian
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Summary

Take your Italian to the next level with Paul’s tried and tested method guaranteed to deepen your understanding of the language with his easy-to-follow approach. Next Steps is an intermediate course, for non-beginners, which follows on from the Complete Italian Beginner’s course.    

©2019 Paul Noble (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Amazing learning like always with Paul Noble

Paul Is the person to look to when one thing to learn a new language (from those available from him). No with the Next Steps extension one becomes much much better equipped on what I would call a level one and two combined (for Increased fluency I then proceed with Pimsleur, normally starting at Level 2 - until level 3 normally existing here at Audible at a convenient price)
Let me say this: Paul Nobel is unmissable and irreplaceable by any other method I have heard of. This is like a private tutor teaching you the fundamentals of the language in a oral, permanent dialogue, context. You will not only start speaking, you will also apprehend all the gramar almost without noticing it!!!
I am fluent in PT and EN, and by now have revised my French with Paul and fully learned Spanish with Paul + Pimsleur, to finally have just finished the two audiobooks by Paul in Italian (will proceed in this with Pimsleur). It is amazing to see our excellent progress as we go through the dialogues to test our learning at the final part of each audiobook. What are you waiting for to learn languages in a matter of some weeks. Look no further and above all ... hurry up and start!!!!

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Excellent as expected

I just wanted to put a simple review on for this Audio book, as I bought and followed the beginner course in Italian from Paul Noble and was amazed by the results, when I came to look at the follow up course there were not many reviews on to help me decide. I bought it anyway and I am please to report it is an excellent and enjoyable follow up course, I can heartily recommend it! I am hoping that Paul will continue with the series in the future.

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Excellent addition to the original series

I was a big fan of the original series, as Paul teaches in a way which is accessible, not intimidating and extremely useful as he unlocks conversational Italian that can be used in everyday life immediately. I now live in Italy and use this book alongside my face-to-face Italian lessons, it's amazing the depth of the content that this book covers, especially given its simple approach. I would highly recommend this book, but you MUST cover the first three as this book very much follows on from those. A++

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Very good follow-up course, but could be improved

The key aspect which I like about Paul Noble's language tuition techniques is that they work with the brain's memory and as a result the majority of their content is retained on first listen; whereas, I for one forget most of the content of other language courses. However, I agree with other reviews that there is a lack of clarity of pronunciation at certain times by the Italian lady which meant I had to keep re-listening to those parts.
One other point I wish to share is that personally I really don't like the use of Italianised English words such as "il weekend" rather than "il fine settimana"; Italian is such beautiful language which for me is an important motivation factor to learn it.

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Excellent resource

An excellent resource for anyone beginning to learn Italian. Stands head and shoulders above others I tried. Highly recommended.

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It's good value.

For the price - it's good value but it's not as engaging as other, well known audio courses.

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well done easy to follow

good instructions clear but as I'm getting better at it feels a little repeating, need more 👍

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Five stars all round

All of Paul Nobles language coach audiobooks are great. I wholeheartedly recommend this one.

However you should listen to the basic courses first. Obviamente.

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Excellent

Really excellent course, I just wish there was more! But really happy to have covered so much, and definitely feel it's increased my confidence to speak the language.

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Good follow up but needs a bit of work

I've found this series really useful and this book continues to impress me.

The one hang up I have is to do with the pronunciation from the Italian speaker. Although she is mostly clear, she needs to work on her vowels, often the crucial difference between the 'o's. 'a''s and 'e's is slightly blurred which makes it hard to get things correct.

I would still recommend this book other learners and think Paul's approach really suits English folk like me who were taught grammar and languages so badly at school. His method focuses on getting you speaking Italian and letting you get to know the rules organically.

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  • james p.
  • 29-01-19

Great method but the booklet is useless

I think the audio lessons are great. I purchased the first three and was really looking forward to this Next Step. I learn best when I can reinforce what I hear with reading and writing ... the booklet (PDF) is useless (very little content for a 7 hour course)!

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  • De Smiley One
  • 13-09-19

Great course. Couldn't access PDF.

I love all of the Paul Noble Italian courses, however, it was not easy to find the accompanying PDF booklet. it was not automatically downloaded to my library. After sever minutes of frustration, I simply went to the Audible website on my desktop, and there was the link to download the PDF. I then emailed it to myself and downloaded to my phone. The mobile app is not clear as to how to access the PDF. Other than that, love this course!!