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Re: Italian study group

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 12:38 am
by lusan
Cavesa wrote:
lusan wrote:Any opinions about HP in italian. I already read all HP books in French and several vols in Polish. I wonder if knowing the story would be unbearable. Are they a good transitions to native reading material or should I skip them and jump in with my two feet into Dante's Universe?


If you are looking for some not too hard original books, that could replace the HP as an intermediate step, I'd recommend Licia Troisi. Fantasy for older kids, not extremely original, but still fun, well written, fulfilled the role for me.

But if you're very familiar with Dante and not afraid of a challenge, jump away, and report back, please. I haven't dared to face him yet, so I'm curious.


Dante was a joke! No interest to go so far back into the future... I mean back into the past... :lol:
I laugh everytime I read people at intermediate Spanish wanting to jump into Garcia Marquez or Cervantes.
I will look into Licia Troisi. She has many fantasy books!
Thanks.

Re: Italian study group

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:58 pm
by mokibao
Ciao a tutti! Sto cercando podcast interessanti da ascoltare, avete raccomandazioni? I miei criteri sono:

- Monolingue (niente inglese)
- Trattando di soggetti atemporali come la cultura, la storia, la letteratura (niente notizie, non voglio ascoltare niente sul covid o la crisi o qualsiasi cosa del genere. neanche grammatica)
- Il o la speaker parla con una voce chiara e relativamente facile da seguire ma non si deve essere troppo artificiale, preferisco che sia troppo rapido piuttosto che sembri parlare a un bambino
- Formato esclusivamente audio, niente video, perché vorrei scaricare i file sul smartphone e ascoltarli anche quando non c'è internet o quando faccio un'altra attività e non posso guardare uno schermo per qualsiasi ragione
- Idealmente ci sarà una trascrizione ma non fa niente se non c'è

Finora ho scoperto 'Pensieri e Parole' (anche conosciuto sotto il nome di 'Speak Italiano' o 'Il piccolo mondo italiano') e sto per finire tutti gli episodi, adesso sto cercando tra il sacco di podcast disponibili ma non mi piacciono come Pensieri e Parole mi è piaciuto per le ragioni anzidette, ecco perché mi rivolgo a voi. Grazie mille!

Re: Italian study group

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 6:31 pm
by lingua
Radio 24 has a number of podcasts in different subjects that you can check out. I also like Il posto delle parole. The host interviews authors. No transcripts though.

Re: Italian study group

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:31 pm
by lusan
I just began reading "Storie per ridere" A2-B1. It is really a lot of fun. It makes reading a pleasurable experience.

I would like to read some more Italian's book of jokes and humor. Of course, I could find, I guess, humor books translate to Italian. However, are there any Italian native humor books. It would be great to learn some jokes while learning a language!

Any suggestions?

Re: Italian study group

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:49 am
by IronMike
This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute; it starts out easy and gradually advances.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the German group.)

Re: Italian study group

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:09 pm
by Chung
IronMike wrote:This will be a weird question for all of you, but here goes.

There's a video series for German called Deutsch Extr@. It's fun and cute; it starts out easy and gradually advances.

I wonder, do any of you know if there is an Italian video which is similar?

(I'm also going to ask this in the German group.)


I posted a bunch of links to Italian videos here

The nearest thing in Italian that I've ever seen which is reminiscent of Extr@ videos is Edilingua's series Progetto Italiano Junior for teenaged beginners and Arrivederci! for adult beginners. They're not quite like Extr@ which is like a sitcom geared for learners, but their difficulty is progressive and they vaguely follow a storyline. The accompanying textbooks offer complementary exercises to the content but any learner wanting some easy videos to follow should like them. It also helps that each video is short and usually comes with proper Italian subtitles (i.e. not YouTube's auto-generated crap) that you can toggle on and off as needed.

- Progetto Italiano Junior 1 (A1), Progetto Italiano Junior 2 (A2), and Progetto Italiano Junior 3 (B1)
- Arrivederci! 1 (A1) and Arrivederci! 2 (A2)

There's also the series from the BBC's old course Italianissimo! The first 10 episodes are for the first volume, and the next 10 are for the second volume. These are actually supplementary videos that liven up the textbook, and are part travel show about Italy, part language-tutorial with dialogues from the textbook acted out on screen with repetition of key phrases and exchanges from the videos. The videos sometimes include Italian subtitles, especially in more complicated exchanges or interviews.

Re: Italian study group

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:21 pm
by IronMike
Chung wrote:
I posted a bunch of links to Italian videos here

The nearest thing in Italian that I've ever seen which is reminiscent of Extr@ videos is Edilingua's series Progetto Italiano Junior for teenaged beginners and Arrivederci! for adult beginners. They're not quite like Extr@ which is like a sitcom geared for learners, but their difficulty is progressive and they vaguely follow a storyline. The accompanying textbooks offer complementary exercises to the content but any learner wanting some easy videos to follow should like them. It also helps that each video is short and usually comes with proper Italian subtitles (i.e. not YouTube's auto-generated crap) that you can toggle on and off as needed.

There's also the series from the BBC's old course Italianissimo! The first 10 episodes are for the first volume, and the next 10 are for the second volume. These are actually supplementary videos that liven up the textbook, and are part travel show about Italy, part language-tutorial with dialogues from the textbook acted out on screen with repetition of key phrases and exchanges from the videos. The videos sometimes include Italian subtitles, especially in more complicated exchanges or interviews.

Grazie mille, Chung!