News in slow italian read by a native speaker to practice reading and listening. For beginners and intermediate speakers. 100% free!
Listen to original News in slow Italian from Italian media read by a native speaker at a slow pace!
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This podcast is ideal for beginners to intermediate Italian speakers because...
You need a simple plan for learning effectively with news in slow Italian.
To get the most out of every news, I suggest this 4-step approach:
Beginners and intermediate speakers could immensely benefit from listening to the news. In the news, you’re exposed to words that you wouldn’t find in apps or textbooks.
However, the media (radio, TV, weekly podcasts) don’t speak slow enough. Just try watching a TV news program. Their speech rates are too fast, even for intermediate speakers. Grammar is advanced and their vocabulary is unusual.
An online radio news broadcast doesn’t come with a transcript and a translation. Its contents are usually advanced. And it’s not slow enough. An app on your phone can be distracting. Books are boring. In fact, you don’t need an app.
You can download these files and listen to a slow news program as you would do with an app or a podcast, without distractions from your phone.
I personally adapted this news from Italian media like radio so that can still have an app-like experience on this page at accessible speech rates. Bookmark this page for your weekly practice.
Podcasts are also an entertaining way to know about the culture and see what happens in Italy. That’s a chance to see the world!
The Italian news on this page is spoken slowly, 100% free to listen and download, and is updated on a weekly basis. You can download the audio and listen to it at any time. Play it while driving as you would do with the radio, a podcast, an app, or other kinds of media.
Since the news are kept short and simple, you can use them to squeeze a lot of learning into a relatively small span of time. Reading short stories is a great way to get quick doses of practice. Download these podcasts and program your mind to think and speak in Italian.
Short, simple news in slow Italian offer exposure to simple, natural sentence structure and accessible speech rates. This makes them great for beginners and intermediate speakers who want to maintain their competency. These resources add up to any grammar course that you may be taking.
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Learn about Italian culture from media for native speakers through common expressions in this free podcast with slow audio. You’ll see, it works!
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