21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent methods - slowish progress, 26 Jan. 2007
Earworms is the first language course that has made me stick at Italian! It's harmonies with repetitive words/sentence formula works very well indeed. After a few weeks, I was able to cover all all the 10 modules and progress to 'Volume 2'- which is more of the same however, a little more advanced (Bought the latter direct from the author's website). The way you learn key phrases and words really does help grasp both translation and how you actually say it. One small point (ref 4 stars)..although this method appears to be amazing, I don't actually feel as though I've got far enough....eg. made enough progress. It's as though there needs to be more content to the cd, whether changing to a double cd set or increasing the amount of modules/difficulty on one cd. Both vol 1 and 2 contain over an hour of recordings however,now that I'm proficient in both, I feel I should be further along my road...Small note about volume 2 - It feels a little more 'rushed' than vol 1. When downloading to Ipod - there are no titles or subjects and the recording sounds less clear than vol 1, not hugely noticeable but a little. All in all though excellent tutorial,I just hope I don't have to get to vol 33 (at £10-£15 a time)to get to conversational stage - because I'll be broke!