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Mikey
10-01-2007, 02:02 PM
I am going to try to learn the language. I was wondering if anyone here has any methods that they recommend? Online courses, DVD's, CD's, Books, etc. ? Any advice would be appreciated.

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-01-2007, 02:08 PM
well, I would tryi eating some italian dressing on your salad. use italian seasonings. eat at italian restaurants. wear italian clothes. that would be a good start. 8p cant hurt....:D

betsy&david Harrison
10-01-2007, 02:08 PM
My sister-in-law lives there now and she picked up books and CD's. She speaks it very well now. I was there for a week last year and I picked up on some of it because it resembles Spanish in writing. Italian is a beautiful language to listen to. Good Luck with it!!

TMCNo1
10-01-2007, 03:08 PM
When I was in the Navy and went to Naples, Italy, I learned a couple words, but a US $10 bill and 1 pack of Winstons was all I needed to speak a Italian Hookers language!

Mikey
10-01-2007, 03:48 PM
When I was in the Navy and went to Naples, Italy, I learned a couple words, but a US $10 bill and 1 pack of Winstons was all I needed to speak a Italian Hookers language!

:uglyhamme ROTFLMAO

PM at you

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-01-2007, 04:05 PM
When I was in the Navy and went to Naples, Italy, I learned a couple words, but a US $10 bill and 1 pack of Winstons was all I needed to speak a Italian Hookers language!
I think I need to go to Italy.

betsy&david Harrison
10-01-2007, 04:09 PM
Hookers are legal there.....Ciao!! UMP :D

TMCNo1
10-01-2007, 04:13 PM
Hookers are legal there.....Ciao!! UMP :D

Just wear a wetsuit!:D

betsy&david Harrison
10-01-2007, 04:15 PM
Hope he likes it in a motorhome with a private driver!!!!Hehehehehehe

TMCNo1
10-01-2007, 04:18 PM
I think I need to go to Italy.

I block back from Via Roma, you might meet one of my kids, I dunno!http://www.gottadeal.com/forums/images/smilies/sidesplit.gif
Could be Guido#1 or Guidetto#1, I dunno!http://www.gottadeal.com/forums/images/smilies/sidesplit.gif

M-Funf
10-01-2007, 04:27 PM
Rosetta Stone...if you got the $$$

http://www.rosettastone.com/personal/languages/italian

OT: The girls in Pavia (near Milano) sat on chairs beside the road out in rural fields...:rolleyes:

betsy&david Harrison
10-01-2007, 05:17 PM
Seems you and I have seen the same girls.........;)

Farmer Ted
10-01-2007, 05:39 PM
I am going to try to learn the language. I was wondering if anyone here has any methods that they recommend? Online courses, DVD's, CD's, Books, etc. ? Any advice would be appreciated.

Mikey, I worked for an Italian Chief when I was at GK

Your best bet will be to hook up with someone there who's willing to help you, it won't be hard

Check myaf.mil I think there's some language courses buried in there somewhere

I learned Japanese when I was in Okinawa and the best way is to immerse yourself in the culture and be a sponge.

If you're going to a NATO job, they should have some sort of ESL course for the non-english speaking folks, you might be able to tutor someone in English and have them tutor you in Italian.

Datdude
10-01-2007, 05:51 PM
Rosetta Stone...if you got the $$$

http://www.rosettastone.com/personal/languages/italian




I have heard good things about Rosetta Stone

Upper Michigan Prostar190
10-01-2007, 06:26 PM
Farmer I didnt know you worked at BK.....??? 8p ;)

Farmer Ted
10-01-2007, 07:00 PM
Farmer I didnt know you worked at BK.....??? 8p ;)


GK

Geilenkirchen

http://www.e3a.nato.int/ (http://www.e3a.nato.int/)

M-Funf
10-01-2007, 07:07 PM
I have heard good things about Rosetta Stone

I used it for German, Spanish, Italian, and French...it worked well for me. But, since I was learning the languages for work, they paid the tab.

Mikey
10-01-2007, 07:13 PM
Rosetta Stone...if you got the $$$

http://www.rosettastone.com/personal/languages/italian

OT: The girls in Pavia (near Milano) sat on chairs beside the road out in rural fields...:rolleyes:

I checked it out and tried out the demo on the website. I think I will give it a try. Thanks.

Mikey
10-01-2007, 07:18 PM
Mikey, I worked for an Italian Chief when I was at GK

Your best bet will be to hook up with someone there who's willing to help you, it won't be hard

Check myaf.mil I think there's some language courses buried in there somewhere

I learned Japanese when I was in Okinawa and the best way is to immerse yourself in the culture and be a sponge.

If you're going to a NATO job, they should have some sort of ESL course for the non-english speaking folks, you might be able to tutor someone in English and have them tutor you in Italian.


Yeah thats probably the best way to go about it. But I have 8 months before I go so I want to try to learn as much as I can before I go. And being in the desert is probably a good place to learn because I have nothing but time to work on it.

Also it looks like I will be assigned to AFSOUTH.

milkmania
10-28-2007, 08:43 PM
I checked it out and tried out the demo on the website. I think I will give it a try. Thanks.

what language are you trying to learn?
did you get the program yet?

Mikey
10-28-2007, 10:21 PM
what language are you trying to learn?
did you get the program yet?

Trying to learn italian. Havnt bought the program yet because it is quite expensive but hopefully I will be getting it for Christmas. :)