I have little difficulty recalling phrases and words in Italian. In other words I find it quite easy to use what I have learning so far in Rocket Italian to compose sentences. However, my problem lies in understanding others speak. I find that when I listen to someone speak Italian, even at a slow pace, I can never understand what is being said. I find myself being able to pick out individual words, but by the time I translate that word in my head, 4 other words have already been said.
I have heard that listening to Italian radio stations, watching movies and reading books in Italian helps. However since I am only 3/4 through Rocket Italian Premium there are many words and tenses I am unaware of. I feel like no matter now much I listen, Ill never understand what is completely being said.
Just looking for some input on the situation, as I assume and hope that many others have the same issues.