News in slow italian read by a native speaker to practice reading and listening. For beginners and intermediate speakers. 100% free!
By STEFANO LODOLA
Learn Italian by reading and listening to news from Italian media read by a native speaker at a slow pace!
An engaging way to :
This material 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 three-step approach:
Beginners and intermediate speakers could immensely benefit from listening to the news. In the news, you’re exposed to expressions 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.
An online radio news broadcast doesn’t come with a transcript and a translation. And it’s not slow enough. An app on your phone can be distracting. Grammar books are boring. In fact, you don’t need an app for grammar.
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.
The Italian news on this page is 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, you can use them to squeeze a lot of Italian learning into a relatively small span of time. Reading short stories is a great way to get quick doses of Italian practice. Download them and program your mind to think and speak in Italian.
Short 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.
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