Downloading ItalianPod101.com’s “Survival phrases” was one of the smartest things I did to prep for Italy. I decided to go just 5 weeks before the plane took off, so I didn’t have time for much, but I listened to the lessons while I walked my dog, and by the time I got to Italy I was confident enough to ask some questions, and understand what was being said around me. The very first day I was in a shop in Montepulciano and asked the proprietor, “Quanto questo?” She answered in Italian, and I understood her! And, when I left a shopping bag in the same store, I returned and was able to ask, “Mia borsa?” because of the lesson on shopping. I didn’t think I’d ever use the lesson on “May I take your picture?” but I did when I saw a darling child and asked his mama if it was okay. And, I used my “Mi dispiace!” when I fell on a guy in the hot spring. I was certainly glad I knew how to say that! So many times I heard Cinzia in my head: “You’ll be surprised how far a little Italian will go!” I certainly was, and I’ve been learning more ever since. I’d recommend the audio lessons to anyone.
I like Italianpod because in the lessons they have a skit that tells a story and it is very interesting; I can’t wait to find out what happens in the next lesson. I also really enjoy the video series Italiano in tre minuti. I would love to see more of those! I also find the flashcards very helpful.
ItalianPod101.com has become a wonderful addition into my daily routine. I love having a new vocabulary word, sample uses — and audio so I can practice my pronunciation every day. Slowly but surely I’m expanding my vocabulary. For a language that makes my heart soar, this is exactly what I need to start my day with a smile!
My name is TiffanyAnn Rose-Smith. I am 52 years young. I am using ItalianPod101 to learn Italian. I am pretty much a beginner, with some exposure to Italy, and to its beautiful Mother Tongue. I enjoy very much the ease and accessibility of this program. I love the audio and visual aids, and the daily word and daily sentence features. These make it quite simple and fun to incorporate my language study into my daily life seamlessly, painlessly, and effortlessly! I know that I still have a long way to go, but I genuinely feel that I am picking up the Italian language, and I fully believe that; by the grace of God and with the help of this amazing program; I will soon be fluent in Italian, as well as English, and ready to move on to study yet another language or two more! Thank you, Lord, and thank you, Italian Pod101! TiffanyAnn Rose-Smith RSM, CA USA
ItalianPod101 has taught me to memorize 2 categories of words extremely fast! I stopped using the app due to being a full time student (nothing Italian related) and months later I still remember all the words! I regret not renewing a subscription to receive more words because this can be done with my other studies because it’s not time consuming studying, it a fun learning experience. It is effective with the flash cards and games you play that it’s not like I’m learning, its a fun app that I want to play often!