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GigaSardinian is a free multimedia Sardinian language course. Check what is new .

  1. Download the free PDFs and install the Android app:

 

 

GigaSardinian app

1. Ajó, totus a su Poetu!

Let’s go, everyone to the Poetto!
Unu piciocu tedescu (A) domandat a unu piciocu sardu (B) ita depit fai po arribai a su Poetu, sa plaja de Casteddu. A young German man (A) asking a young Sardinian man (B) his way to the Poetto, Cagliari’s city beach.
A Scusamí, depu andai a su Poetu. Ita depu fai? Sorry, I need to go to the Poetto. What should I do?
B Pagu cosa. Si ndi calas innoi, de via Napoli, arribas in via Roma. Est ingunis. Dda biis? Passas s’arruga e ses a sa firmada de su pullman. Depis pigai su P. Very easy. If you go down here on Via Napoli, you’ll arrive at Via Roma. It’s over there. Do you see? Cross the street and you’ll be at the bus stop. Take the P bus.
A Gratzias meda. A si biri. Many thanks. Bye.
B A si biri. (…) Hm, scusamí, ti dda potzu domandai una cosa? Bye-bye. (…) Hm, excuse me, may I ask you a question?
A E certu! Of course!
B Tui no ses sardu, annó? You’re not Sardinian, are you?
A No, seu tedescu. Poita? No, I’m German. Why?
B Poita fueddas in sardu. Babu sardu tenis, o mama? Because you speak Sardinian. Do you have a Sardinian father or mother?
A No, babu e mama funt tedescus tot’e is duus. No, my father and my mother are both Germans.
B Boh. E comenti fais a chistionai su sardu? I don’t understand. How can you speak Sardinian?
A Eh… Eh …

 

Free PDFs: English (second edition) | Italiano (first edition)

 

  1. Install the GigaSardinian app on your smartphone and tablet and display translations  into

Longclick the folder button (bottom left) and display the language list.

  1. Download the GigaSardinian worksheet to document your study time.
  1. Download the GigaSardinian Flyer and display it in public.
  1. Optional: Check the GigaSardinian print edition sold at production costs.

Volantino GigaSardinian per i vostri clienti (hotel, ristoranti, bar, negozi, B & B).

GigaSardinian flyer for your clients (hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, B&Bs).

The App

    Install the Android app.

GigaSardinian teaches you the Sardinian language. The Android app is the core of the project.

  1. First longclick the folder button (bottom left) and select your language (example: English German, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, Russian, Ukrainian, Punjabi, Tagalog). 

To open the language menu, longclick the folder button (bottom left).

  1. Now listen to each sentence until you understand which sound corresponds to which word.
  1. Check the translation in the right column and try to understand the meaning of the Sardinian words.
  1. Finally memorize the word lists (see the PDF).
  1. Repeat each chapter the next day (Day 1) and on Day 3, Day 6, Day 10 and Day 15.
  1. Last not least, document your study time in the GigaSardian Worksheet: bsk1.com/GSWorksheet.

 

Félix, a 13-year-old French-American boy from Paris, demonstrating the GigaSardinian app.

App content

Click the three vertical points inside the GigaSardinian app (top right) and download more content (see examples):

  1. GigaRobinson: Robinson Crusoe, read by Elio Arthemalle
  1. GigaRossella: Sardinian songs by Rossalla Faa
  1. GigaZio: 84 vital words and sentences, by Francesco Cocco

Links

  1. Ear2Memory (2016): www.Ear2Memory.com
    Learning languages with your smartphone
    Explains how often you should listen to an audio file
  1. The Word Brain (2015): www.TheWordBrain.com
    A short guide to fast language learning
    Explains the importance of memorizing words
  1. Italian with Elisa (2015): www.4Elisa.com
    A Free Multimedia Language course for the world
    220 pages, partly with audio files
  1. OLIENA (2017): www.oliena.com
    Open Language Interface for Enhanced Network Activity
    Language recovery after stroke

 

  1. Elio Turno Arthemalle: www.bsk1.com/eta

Actor, artistic director, playwright and radio talk show host. One of his programs, Buongiorno Cagliari, has been on air for the last 10 years.

He regularly collaborates with Middlebury College (Vermont, USA), offering acting workshops to students of Italian.

Founder of two theater companies (Riverrun Theater and Impossible Theater), his interests span from the classics to the contemporary, from technology and science (collaborations with INAF and Sardinia Ricerche) to social impact (CGIL, therapeutic communities, ASL, various NGOs).

 

  1. Bernd Sebastian Kamps: www.bsk1.com

Director of the Amedeo Medical Literature guide (Amedeo.com).

Between 1991 and 2015, author and editor of numerous medical textbooks (HIV/AIDShivbook.com [16 editions], SARSSarsReference.com, InfluenzaInfluenzaReport.com, Hepatitis CHepatologyTextbook.com).

Author of several language manuals (French [3], Italian [3], Spanish, English, Sardinian).

Author of The Word Brain (www.TheWordBrain.com) and Ear2Memory (www.Ear2Memory.com).

Author of OLIENA (Open Language Interface for Enhanced Network Activity, www.oliena.com).