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What is the most challenging thing about learning Italian?

It is finding helpful and engaging listening material that you can actually understand. That is exactly what inspired us to bring out this audiobook.

How is a student supposed to learn when language instructors love providing materials that are tough, expert-level literature with tons of grammar and rules?  That style of book for new language learners can be overwhelming, and lead you to flip back and forth between a dictionary and your book constantly! Not an effective use of your time nor the best way to learn.  

Is this how children learn their language skills? No.

Enter Italian Short Stories for Beginners. You will find 10 easy-to-listen, engaging, and fun stories that will help you to expand your vocabulary and give you the tools to improve your grasp of the Italian language.

Improve your comprehension, grow your vocabulary, and spark your imagination with these 10 unconventional Italian short stories! All the stories are narrated using vocabulary that you could easily use in your day-to-day conversations.

The stories are designed with beginner Italian learners in mind. With that said, it is highly recommended to have a basic understanding of Italian to achieve maximum enjoyment and effectiveness of the lessons. 

This program is excellent for those who want to get an introduction to the language or brush up on their Italian language skills.

How to use Italian Short Stories for Beginners:

  • Each story contains an important lesson in the Italian language, involving an interesting and entertaining story with realistic dialogues and day-to-day situations.
  • A summary in Italian and in English of what you just listened to, both to review the lesson and for you to gauge your comprehension of what the tale was about.
  • At the end of those summaries, you’ll be provided with a list of vocabulary found in the lesson as well as phrases that you may not have understood the first time!
  • Finally, you’ll be given clever questions in Italian, so you can prove that you learned something in the stories.

Even if you have tried multiple times to learn Italian, these short stories will give you the jumpstart you need to finally grasp the language! Act now and buy Italian Short Stories for Beginners and start learning the fun way!

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

©2019 Touri Language Learning (P)2019 Touri Language Learning

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  • Diana Driggs
  • 16-11-2019

Great for tutoring

I tutor Italian learners daily and my students find these stories a relief and breath of fresh air from the textbooks we use.

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  • Carl Smith
  • 08-12-2019

Italian Short was an excellent way to practice

I have limited listening experience with Italian. It's good to hear in Italian with the accents the stories given in this story. It was very helpful in learning to use the language I am learning for proper pronunciation and emphasis.

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  • Brandon C. E
  • 08-12-2019

loved it.

As a language enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed these stories; I felt like this was the best way to learn. The stories were interesting and also easy to follow the pronunciation was meticulous which made it possible to learn new words and also understand how to conjugate a sentence. The most effective feature was how all the difficult words were translated and repeated, this helped in learning and memorizing those words and ultimately building a better vocabulary. Overall I felt like this was a great learning experience

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  • Laura Hawkins
  • 08-12-2019

Flashcards Included

I just wanted to add that Jessica Muraca reads the vocabulary words at the end of the book in Italian and in English (they're flashcards, I think), so that's an interesting feature to look out for.

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  • Nathaniel McCool
  • 17-11-2019

Italian pronunciation made easy

If you want to practice your Italian pronunciation, just listen to the narrator and these wonderful stories. While learning a new language clearly it's an advantage to know how to pronounce the word correctly..This audiobook helps with that too! Lots of vocabulary and comprehension quizzes.

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  • Natalie Croll
  • 17-11-2019

The narrator makes learning Italian easy!

I could actually understand each vocabulary word and clearly follow along with what I was hearing. Get this audiobook and don't forget to download the PDF companion document, it's a big help.

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  • Robert Brandt
  • 17-11-2019

Excellent Italian audiobook

Engaging stories. I think what helped was having a list of vocab words at the end along with a summary both in English and Italian. Not to mention the clever comprehension questions ensured I grasped what I was hearing.

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  • Wayne Cook
  • 17-11-2019

Thank you!

I was surprised how much I picked up listening to these stories. I often get flustered when trying to learn Italian in a classroom setting and this is a nice no-pressure way of learning on my own pace. The narrator is very professional. Well done!

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  • Scott Bolton
  • 17-11-2019

How much do you want to learn Italian?

Simply a great way to pick up some Italian. I put this audiobook on when I'm in commute. I find it's a very productive way to get some learning in and a good use of my time. Love the companion document as well.

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  • Carmen Letourneau
  • 17-11-2019

10 Beautiful Italian Short Stories

Filled with lots of vocabulary and phrases. I got bored of traditional learning so I looked for an alternative way to learn Italian. I stumbled across this audiobook and was thrilled with the purchase.

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  • Ethan Howe
  • 27-11-2019

Good stuff.

The narrator is quite professional. These stories bring a fun and unique way to learn Italian. The narrator has a smooth, clear voice and delivers at a speed that makes it easy to understand. The overall audiobook is structured with the learner in mind which has key vocabulary recapped at the end of each story. A summary in Italian and English along with 5 thought provoking questions that I found very helpful to enforce my understanding of not only the new Italian words, but the overall story as well.

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  • Bradley Fry
  • 15-11-2019

Clear and precise pronunciation

Wonderful! Such a unique resource for foreign languages that give real world situations to learn from. the vocabulary is broken down into easy undserstandable parts for each story. The narration in both languages, Italian and English is easy to understand.

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  • Eva Palmer
  • 15-11-2019

Brush on your Italian

10 Italian short stories with dual summaries (Italian and English), comprehension questions and a vocab list. A solid way to improve your Italian. Get the PDF document, it's the whole book.

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  • Emily Sanders
  • 15-11-2019

Good Audiobook in Italian

These stories more difficult with each chapter. Comprehension questions, summaries and a vocab list for each story is a nice touch. The narrator is pretty good.

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  • Emma McCarthy
  • 15-11-2019

Decent Italian Learning Tool

Fun and simple to follow along. The narrator did a nice job. Touri thanks for the great Italian learning materials.

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  • Jodie Naylor
  • 15-11-2019

Improve your Italian pronunciation

This audiobook really helps with how to pronounce every word in Italian. From what I've experienced, if you are learning a new language, it's an advantage if you know how to pronounce it as well and not just learning how to write or use the words in a sentence.

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  • Morgan Wallis
  • 15-11-2019

Great for tutoring beginners

I tutor many Italian students and these stories are a excellent for supplemental teaching material. Teacher snag a copy of this audiobook. You're welcome.

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  • Eleanor Clark
  • 15-11-2019

Unique Approach to Italian Learning

Packed with a bunch of vocabulary and phrases. I started using phrases right away. The truth is I became bored from the typical textbooks.

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  • Morgan Lucas
  • 15-11-2019

Italian learning to the next level

These stories are narrated with a clear, crisp native Italian speaker. I agree with some of the reviews, this narrator is very good. I use these stories with my personal tutor and so far it's helping greatly.

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  • Olivia Connor
  • 15-11-2019

Listen to these cute Italian stories

I put this audiobook on when I'm chores around the house and doing monotonous tasks. I can squeeze in a quick Italian story and notice that my Italian comprehension is improving.

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