Italian, Conversational

Italian, Conversational

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743550437
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Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and an official language of Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovenia. It is spoken by about 58 million in Italy, 24,000 in San Marino, 840,000 in Switzerland, another million in other European countries, and 5 million in North and South America.

Italian, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Italian language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

Description

Includes 16 lessons on 8 CDs

Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and an official language of Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovenia. It is spoken by about 58 million in Italy, 24,000 in San Marino, 840,000 in Switzerland, another million in other European countries, and 5 million in North and South America.

Italian, Conversational

  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Italian language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lesson of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
  • Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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4.5

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (27)
  • It works (22)
  • Portable (22)
  • Fun (20)
  • Perfects accent (18)

Cons

  • No writing component (6)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Too fast (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (26)
  • Self-improvement (18)
  • Fun (13)
  • Business/work (6)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (23), Business person (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic!

I listen approximately every other day and have so much fun repeating the native speakers. I find myself using the words I remember when I'm at work and at home. I also signed up...Read complete review

I listen approximately every other day and have so much fun repeating the native speakers. I find myself using the words I remember when I'm at work and at home. I also signed up for a local immersion Italian language course and found what I'd learned in the first 3 lessons of Pimsleur's CD's were quite helpful. I didn't struggle to understand as much as I would have without this exposure. Thank you to Pimsleur for making it so fun and easy to learn.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great for Wine and Beer drinkers

Interesting to use. Liked the speed at which the language is taught. Just got back from Italy and, unfortunately, I didn't order wine or beer, so the program really didn't help that...Read complete review

Interesting to use. Liked the speed at which the language is taught. Just got back from Italy and, unfortunately, I didn't order wine or beer, so the program really didn't help that much. Was disappointed that the 16 sessions only addressed ordering wine and beer, and meeting people at their homes or in restaurants. It was just a part of a larger program and I wasn't aware of that when I purchased it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Way to Learn!

By kbyoga

from MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian, Conversational:

    The conversational Italian program is great! It allows you to practice speaking, which for me has always been a challenge. The words are clearly broken down so you can hear each syllable. With the conversational program, you don't get bogged down in verb conjugations. There is a lot of repetition so you find that you remember whole phrases, not just a random word. It is a perfect introduction to Italian. I look forward to buying the full program in the future.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Fantastic!

    By Marlene the learner

    from West Linn, OR

    About Me Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component
    • Time commitment

    Best Uses

    • Business/Work
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian, Conversational:

    I listen approximately every other day and have so much fun repeating the native speakers. I find myself using the words I remember when I'm at work and at home. I also signed up for a local immersion Italian language course and found what I'd learned in the first 3 lessons of Pimsleur's CD's were quite helpful. I didn't struggle to understand as much as I would have without this exposure. Thank you to Pimsleur for making it so fun and easy to learn.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Italian

    By Freckles

    from OH

    About Me Business person, Student, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian, Conversational:

    Very interactive! Learning way faster and remembering so well, there's an immediate response to questions asked during lessons. Best method I've discovered thus far :)

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    It Works Best for Me During Exercise

    By Jeff

    from Clovis, CA

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian, Conversational:

    Interestingly I can concentrate best on a lesson when I am exercising eg bicycling. It does seem to stick because I find myself reviewing dialogue in my mind when I'm resting. I like the way it builds on the most important conversational elements. I do have a base in the grammar so I have that advantage. No negatives yet. I'm on lesson 11 now.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great method!

    By Mo.

    from Tucson, AZ

    About Me Traveler

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Italian, Conversational:

      I have to travel to Italy and wanted to get some conversational Italian. I bought this method and listen to it every day on my way to my work and back. I feel I can go around in Italy now.
      It is easy and makes sense too. I never learned a language as easy way as this, and gives you all the tips!

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