Italian II, Comprehensive

Italian II, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528795
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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

Comprehensive Italian II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

  • engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
  • combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
  • create with language and function in informal situations,
  • deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
  •  meet social demands and limited job requirements,
  • begin reading for meaning.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs, plus a reading booklet

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.

Comprehensive Italian II includes 30 additional lessons (16 hrs.), plus Readings, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level I. Increased spoken and reading language ability. Level II will double your vocabulary and grammatical structures while increasing your spoken proficiency exponentially. Upon completion of a Level II, you will be able to:

  • engage in fuller conversations involving yourself, your family, daily activities, interests and personal preferences,
  • combine known elements into increasingly longer sentences and strings of sentences,
  • create with language and function in informal situations,
  • deal with concrete topics in the past, present, and future,
  •  meet social demands and limited job requirements,
  • begin reading for meaning.

Note: In order for the Pimsleur Method to work correctly, you must first complete the Level I language program before proceeding to the Level II language program.

Need Help?

Call us with questions
(800) 831-5497

FAQ about Pimsleur

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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PimsleurItalian Phase 2, Units 1-30
 
4.5

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (22)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Portable (18)
  • Perfects accent (17)
  • Fun (13)

Cons

  • Too fast (6)
  • No writing component (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (21)
  • Self-improvement (19)
  • Fun (13)
  • Family background/heritage (9)
  • Business/work (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (18), Business person (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I would buy this product again

By Phase 1, lesson 5 I was feeling a little like getting back to Rosetta Stone, but at lesson 6, it clicked. I was actually speaking Italian, unpo. I used it everyday...Read complete review

By Phase 1, lesson 5 I was feeling a little like getting back to Rosetta Stone, but at lesson 6, it clicked. I was actually speaking Italian, unpo. I used it everyday as suggested.
I really liked the non-intimidating manner it is presented, the amount of time that is required was not restrictive (30 minute sessions, done). I purchased the MP3 Phase 2 which to my surprise was much less than the CD Phase 1 I bought a while ago. I am traveling to Italy, staying for 2 months and bringing it with me in itunes. Love it.
The pronunciation list of words was very useful in helping to picture the way a word was said and begin to see words spelled in my minds eye.
I like the fact that it's mobile and you start right where you left off anywhere any time. You aren't a slave to one computer or computer desktop station.
One draw back is that I felt the need to look up spelling after the sessions even though I was saying the words correctly, but couldn't quite figure out how it was spelled. That is probably just my own personal learning style. As I mentioned in the likes, spelling became apparent when I learned proper pronunciation of the language alphabet using the pronunciation word list printout beginning with Lesson 11 or 12.

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Lacks reference material

Mostly a well constructed course which, if approached with some rigor, will get you started on a quest to learn another language. My principle complaint centers around the absence of written reference material. ...Read complete review

Mostly a well constructed course which, if approached with some rigor, will get you started on a quest to learn another language. My principle complaint centers around the absence of written reference material. There will often be words or a phrases similar in sound but differing in context, tense or singular as opposed to plural. I would have found the course less frustrating in this respect if each lesson was accompanied by a written text of the subject matter.

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5.0

Outstanding way to teach languages

By Karl

from Northern Virginia

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Pros

  • Drilling
  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

  • No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Italian Phase 2, Units 1-30:

Used the product to prepare for a 25 day stay in Italy. The methodology is great. The constant drilling of what you have just learned, what you learned a while back, and what you learned much earlier was very effective for me, both in learning new concepts and in being able to recall what I had learned quickly.

What these lessons taught is pretty basic, but that was good. You are not taught things you are unlikely to need in normal conversation. Rather, you were taught, and drilled, on things which are used every day.

I had tried another product before this and it was not nearly as effective. Its seems clear to me that Pimsleur really has a method which it has developed that works.

When I got to Italy, I was hardly fluent, but I was able to use what the lessons had taught me quite effectively.

 
4.0

challenging and fun

By sharon

from Honolulu, HI

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • Too Fast

Best Uses

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

Comments about Italian Phase 2, Units 1-30:

This is the third program I have tried, and the most expensive so far. However, I think that it is worth the investment. It is so much more complete than the other programs, and I am actually understanding HOW phrases are put together, rather than just memorizing the phrases. It helps that you can buy 1 set at a time, so you don't have to make a huge investment outright. Love that it is completely auditory. I use it while working out on particularly boring machines or walking. I am just starting this second set of lessons. One of the problems with the first set, is that some of the exercises at the end of the units are confusing because they do not cue you enough. However, overall, I found it challenging but not overwhelming - especially after listening to the lesson a few times. The other negative comment is in agreement with another review I read. They really should give you a little more time to respond - especially when it is asking you to use what you've learned in a different context. That is the only reason I gave it 4 stars, not 5. I am really sad that eventually, I will run out of Italian lessons. I have already recommended it to a friend, who has bought her first set of Spanish lessons from you.

 
4.0

Excellent system

By Learn Italian

from Lucca, Italy

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Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    First of all, I cannot listen once and move to the next lesson. I'm not that good.

    It's convenient and can be listened to without a wifi connection.
    Helps to improve my vocabulary..
    Each lesson can be listened to any number of times.
    Move at my own pace.

    Would like more help with grammar.

     
    3.0

    Good product

    By Karen

    from Los Angeles,ca

    About Me Business person

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian Phase 2, Units 1-30:

    This is a good product to use in conjunction with classes. Speakers sometimes speak too fast for beginners. Also would like instruction on when prepositions are used.

     
    5.0

    SUCCESS - after years of "limping along"

    By RomanGrandma

    from Palm Desert, CA

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Italian Phase 2, Units 1-30:

      My husband spent years visiting Rome - I have family (including 2 grandchildren) there. During that time I limped along, picking up a vocabulary along with phrases that worked for very basic needs. I have studied grammars and academic Italian workbooks. I simply felt inept and wondered why fluent Italian was not happening for me.

      Pimsleur has been transformative! Hearing the proper language, speaking (without fear of mistakes) and repetition (I am dedicated to the daily lesson) are putting the pieces together almost effortlessly! The flow of proper words are there for me. I can express my thoughts instead of grasping for disconnected words. Thank you!

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