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Next Steps in Italian with Paul Noble for Intermediate Learners – Complete Course

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

No grammar tests. No memory drills. No chance of failure. 

Welcome to Learn with Paul Noble – a unique, tried and tested language learning method that has been used by almost a million people to speak fluently and confidently in no time at all. Take your Italian to the next level with Paul Noble's simple, relaxed approach to learning that has been proven to succeed every time. 

Unlike more traditional language learning courses, Paul Noble’s unique method has no grammar tests, no memory drills and no chance of failure. Just listen, interact and learn wherever you are. 

In this audiobook, Paul will help you build on your existing Italian knowledge and give you the confidence to independently construct sentences and speak Italian fluently in a variety of scenarios. 

Language learning has finally become quick, easy and effortless. This 12 hour course also includes a handy downloadable booklet to help reinforce your learning. Next Steps is an intermediate course, for non-beginners, which follows on from the Learn Italian with Paul Noble for Beginners – Complete Course.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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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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Interesting approach

I really felt like I was making progress while listening to this course. It's a good approach and inevitably leaves you wanting another more advanced book, but like so many other language series they seem more interested in expanding the range rather going into intermediate territory.

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A course that's comfortable and builds confidence.

The earlier course, "Learn Italian' and the follow on "Next Steps in Italian' are well paced and rewarding. All instructions and spoken language are very clear. The best aspect is that the course builds confidence to learn and speak the language. I can't speak with a rolled 'r' sound and some Italian courses can make you feel inadequate but this is not the case here. Most of all I enjoyed the two courses and felt sad when they ended. These courses enable a listener to pick up verbs and verb endings in a natural way. There is no grammar slog - everything is enjoyable. I wish there was a follow on course. I tried Rosetta Stone which is okay for learning vocabulary but not nearly as good as Paul Noble.

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A welcome challenge

Molto bene. Più difficile ma molto bene! Thanks Paul Noble for another great audiobook. can't wait for the next one

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Fantastic resource

I was recommended this and I’m so pleased. I’ve been listening to Paul and colleague whilst doing other jobs and it’s brilliant, building slowly but thoroughly. I actually spent 1:40 minutes and was engaged throughout. Highly recommended for intermediate learners.

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Excellent strategy

From knowing no Italian at all this book follows on beautifully from Paul’s Beginners Italian. Sometimes I feel the need to slow down the audiobook to .5 to absorb the correct pronunciation, and that’s fine. I will go back through the first book and this Next Steps book again and again until I am completely confident with BOTH. After this? It’s such a pity Paul hasn’t taken us to Trotting Italian and then Running With Italian, because I’m not at all sure where to go from here - except to Italy I suppose? One day...

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A pleasure to learn from

I keep laughing and smiling at how easy this audiobook has made learning Italian. It is always fun to do, never a chore, and here I am finding I am creating complex sentences and following complex rules having enjoyed myself.

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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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  • Naa
  • 28-10-19

Straight to the meat and potatoes

I've been learning Italian for a year IN ITALY and honestly got a bit stuck with expressing myself the way I really want to. Since I know a bit of Italian but have a hard time communicating, this course helped me to get straight into communicating with real people using real, every day speech. It's the real "meat and potatoes" communication that I hear daily but can't translate in my head. Mr. Noble teaches how ITALIANS say certain things which is imperative to not getting stuck by trying to translate word-for-word using expressions you'd use in your own native language. These colloquial phrases and styles of speech have helped me immensely and I've been able to immediately put it to good use in my everyday life - in Italy. Many thanks!

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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!!

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  • Phil
  • 22-02-20

Best used as a sleep aid.

a couple of new ideas were presented. over and over and over again. I recommend listening at 130 to 150% speed. the combination of Paul Nobles silky smooth voice and the long long gaps before the Italian translation can help almost anyone fall asleep.

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  • RR
  • 15-08-20

I found it to be fabulous!

I love the way he presents this course and find his voice to be really pleasant. All the stuff you need to know to have a great running start. I hope he continues to broaden his Italian courses. I will be listening to this one several times to have it sink in completely. Thank you Paul, I like your style.

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  • Neil Hollada
  • 06-02-20

Best Resource I have Used

I've been trying to learn Italian on and off for many years and always ended up discouraged by not catching on to the lessons and concepts that were presented. This course was completely different. They did a phenomenal job at re-introducing terms, phrases, and sentences throughout the course that felt very natural and helped with memorizing. I always felt that unless I was asked specifically "Where is the cat?" and gave the appropriate response, that's about as far as I could go with that conversation or sentence because the other courses would jump to an unrelated sentence about flying. This course does a great job of bringing concepts up and reintroducing them later on in a way that allows you to remember how and why you're sentences are constructed as such. Not just: remember this sentence, next remember this sentence, and finally remember that sentence.... end course.

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  • Katherine Henry
  • 08-01-20

Just OK

This course does a decent job of getting you to understand the basics for a lot of Italian grammar and some vocab. Because it is an audio book, I would have liked to see the author spell out some of the words so that I can better understand the language and how different forms of a word would be pronounced. I also would have liked some opportunities to try translating some spoken Italian phrases into English. Still, this course is pretty good at what it aims to do and if you liked the previous course in the series, this one is more of the same and you should know what to expect.