This is NOT an impulse purchase. Well, sort of.
For weeks, I’ve been visiting Fully Booked because I saw that they have new Living Language stuff. I was seriouly thinking of studying Italian since I got that Godfather bug. Unfortunately, Italian laguage learning is not big in the Philippines and I don’t know if there is a dedicated school for it. Like, Goethe Institut for German, Alliance Francais for French and Nihongo Center for Japanese. (Naks naman! ^_~)
When my sister learned that I wanted to study Italian, she asked me if I wanted to master all of the “war” languages. (I studied Japanese and German) War? Huh? Then it hit me: Axis power. Oh-kay.
I have the Living Language Ultimate German course (book + audio CDs), which was very helpful when I was starting in basic German.
Naturally, I was intrigued by the “Platinum” bit in the name. I discovered that the platinum one is like ultimate on steroids. In each course, you get 3 books instead of one, 9 audio CDs, one notebook, learning app for iOS or Android, access to online lessons and supplementary activities, and access to e-tutoring (with a real live native speaker). How cool is that, huh?
I am currently in lesson 2 and I am really loving it! The online activities are very engaging and I can see that the lessons build on prior knowledge obtained from previous lessons.
I will write a more comprehensive review when I progress further into the course. In the meantime, ciao ciao!