Italian I-III

Italian I-III

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9780743557672
  • Availability: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $695.00

Add to Cart
Or call (800) 366-3149 to order now.

We currently sell to U.S. customers only. International customers, click here

Free Audio Lesson

Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.

Try a Free Lesson

Description

Includes 90 lessons and reading instruction on 48 CDs, plus 3 reading booklets

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This Italian course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and 3 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Italian. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Italian. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Italian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Italian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

About the Italian Language

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.

Description

Includes 90 lessons and reading instruction on 48 CDs, plus 3 reading booklets

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This Italian course includes all of Levels I, II, and III – 45 hours of spoken language practice and 3 hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Italian. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Italian. At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Italian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Italian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included.

About the Italian Language

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.

REVIEWS SUMMARY

by PowerReviews
PimsleurItalian Phases 1-3
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • It works (3)
  • Portable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

      Reviewed by 3 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top

       
      5.0

      Excellent method of learning Italian!

      By Rock

      from Pittsburgh

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Family background/Heritage
      • Just for fun

      Comments about Italian Phases 1-3:

      In the car on the way to and from work.

      Great to learn conversational Italian.

      I wish that the text of the conversation was available so that I could learn to read and write the language as well. Also it would be nice to learn how to conjugate the verbs with each lesson.
      It would be nice to have visual options as well.

      Thank you for a fine product!

       
      5.0

      Italian 1-2-3

      By Sono io

      from Atlanta

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Italian Phases 1-3:

      Have listened to Italian 1-2-3 on Audiofy bookchip player with ear buds many times. Some lessons as many as 50 times. Using the cd's in a car stereo produced excellent sound as car speakers are infinitely better than ear buds. Will retire next year and started looking for rental apartments in Venice on internet. While communicating with email to Italian rental agents, it dawned on me that I can't read nor write Italian, but I can hear and speak it. It would be great if Pimsleur would make available the script of each lesson in Word files, or PDF files so I could learn to read and write also. Just because I can hear and pronounce a word doesn't mean I can spell it! All of the Pimsleur words may be covered in the reading booklets, purtroppo, I have never had time to read any.

       
      5.0

      An excellent tool for learning

      By Marco

      from Pinehurst, N.C.

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Time commitment
      • You Must Commit

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Italian Phases 1-3:

      The product is exactly as advertised and the approach ( one lesson per day, every day ) I find very effective.
      I have a routine now where I listen to a new lesson every night ( just listen)and the next day I take a walk with my MP3 device and listen and respond to the lesson again. This seems to work for me!

      Displaying reviews 1-3

      Back to top