Italian III, Comprehensive

Italian III, Comprehensive

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528818
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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.
The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Italian III, Comprehensive includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Levels I & II.

  • The beginning lessons offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a naturalsounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Selfconfidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Italian and to provide vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Italian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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.
The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to nearnative fluency. Italian III, Comprehensive includes another 15 hours of spoken language practice and one additional hour of reading instruction, and is designed to be used after completion of Levels I & II.

  • The beginning lessons offer you the chance to expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations effortlessly, confident of being understood.
  • In the next 10 lessons your skills will show everincreasing mastery of the language. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.
  • In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a naturalsounding, nearnative accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Selfconfidence soars as you experience the language and culture; no longer as a foreigner, but with a deepening insight into an expanding new world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Italian and to provide vocabulary. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Italian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.

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    5.0

    So far, so good

    By Stracciatella

    from California

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      Comments about Italian Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      I've been studying Italian for two years. I've taken four semesters at the local community college and several other assorted classes. I've listened to other tapes/CDs, done other programs, and even spent a couple of weeks at a school in Italy. I feel like I know quite a bit of Italian, but in a conversation situation, I have a hard time getting the words to come out of my mouth. I feel like Pimsleur has helped me a LOT with that. I wish I had done this earlier in my studies. The lessons are presented in a way that sticks in my brain and I find that now it's much easier for me to come up with what I want to say. I also feel like my pronunciation has improved. I'm halfway through Level 3 and will certainly continue with Level 4 and however many levels there may be in the future.

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      5.0

      Almost trilingual

      By Bryant

      from The Woodlands, Texas

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      Comments about Italian Phase 3, Units 1-30:

      Already completed levels 1&2 and now looking forward to getting level 3! This is the easiest and fastest way to learn Italian! Definitely worth the money!

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      5.0

      Phrase 3 Italian is "Fantastico"

      By Marty 1st Alto Sax

      from Philadelphia,Pa

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            It's the most practical and easily understood method of learning a Language you could get! I've gone thru Levels I&II and really got a great foundation in the Italian language,thanks Pimsleur!

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            4.0

            System works

            By Ezio Di Firenze

            from Washington

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                I really feel like I can speak Italiano with a correct pronunciation and syntax. I am always suprised at how much I retain after listening to a lesson a few times.

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                5.0

                Effective

                By JD

                from New York, NY

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                    This is effective, and most importantly, not boring! My boyfriend is from Italy, and I'm enjoying learning a bit of his language. I hope they will come out for a level V!

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