Thanks for the information. I ordered an audio CD from Pimsleur that teaches simple Italian. I looked into the Rosetta Stone but it's so expensive. I also found aboutitalian.com that has great help. Problem is you can say the words but don't know if you are pronouncing then correctly when you can't hear it. I found on Netflix a few DVD's on the Italian language. So all in all I hope to be able to master some of our lovely language.
Dear bousejg nomatter what method you use you must be highly motivated, particularly since you are alone, not in a classroom, and used to memorizing and then using what you learned verbally or by reading Italian Newsdpapers on line even though it will show up iunitially as gibberish but slowlyyou will begin to make out words, phrases and looks like so that the subjectmatter becomes clear.
The other alternative is to take off for a year go to a Univeristy (where the girls/boys are) and learn Italian for foreigners which was my experience in Italy. After 6 months you will (if motivated) to begin thinking in Italian and after thatyou cannever forget what you learned,,just get rusty after 20 years or so. =Peter=
My problem with the CD's I have is that there is no one to practice with, I would be better suited to a classroom setting. And while I may pick out words here and there, I worry about correct pronunciation.
"Cambiano i suonatori ma la musica Ã¨ sempre quella."