Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30

Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442361911
  • Availability: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $119.95

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

Buy Together and Save! Choose a Bundle

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.

Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30
A new 30-unit course designed to be completed after Italian Phase 3 (replaces Italian Phase 4, Units 1-10 course).

Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Italian language learning, plus one hour of Reading Lessons designed to expand your vocabulary, expose you to a variety of cultural events, and give you practice reading and hearing Italian. Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur's Italian Phases 1-3. You'll be speaking and understanding Italian with near-fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills.

In Phase 4 the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, and approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak about your profession, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present and future. A few of the topics included in Italian Phase 4:

  • Accommodations: In addition to learning about accommodation options, you’ll inquire about amenities and local activities and events, get help with luggage, and ask about restaurant options and schedules.
  • Activities: biking, horseback riding, visiting art galleries, describing abstract qualities, seeing the opera, a theatrical performance or a concert in a variety of venues, sightseeing and touring ruins, churches and palaces. Checking schedules, buying tickets, taking a boat tour, a ferryboat or a cruise, visiting an aquarium or a winery. Attending cultural events and visiting iconic locations.
  • Shopping: trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, describing qualities of items, finding an ATM, going to an open-air market, haggling over prices, negotiating a discount, discussing shipping options and methods of payment.
  • Vacationing: visiting an agriturismo and participating in outdoor activities in a variety of locations, going to the beach or swimming pool. Booking in high or low season, dealing with crowds, getting around using a variety of transportation.
  • Dealing with Unforeseen Events – A trip to the emergency room, describing an accident, getting assistance, losing or forgetting personal items, rescheduling an engagement, finding the way on the map.
  • Renting or Buying a Home: Learn to talk about desired location and neighborhood, specifying requirements like furnished or unfurnished, describing qualities, views and space requirements.
  • Family and friends: conversing informally with and about friends and extended family – cousins, aunts, grandparents; meeting distant relatives, specifying relationships, telling family stories, describing family history, and talking informally about everyday situations.
  • Recipes / Food: Trying new food, discussing preparation, expressing likes and preferences, exploring regional specialties, tasting and describing qualities of wine and food.
  • Small talk: expressing opinions, wishes, and stating views; asking how someone is feeling, telling stories about people or places.
Speak with a natural-sounding, near-native accent. No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural and useful conversations at a high-intermediate level. Easy, fast, fun and effective – We guarantee satisfaction and a measurable level of spoken proficiency (rules and regulations apply, see http://www.pimsleur.com/Proficiency-Guarantee for more details). Learn anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary!

Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction (16 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 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.

Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30
A new 30-unit course designed to be completed after Italian Phase 3 (replaces Italian Phase 4, Units 1-10 course).

Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Italian language learning, plus one hour of Reading Lessons designed to expand your vocabulary, expose you to a variety of cultural events, and give you practice reading and hearing Italian. Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur's Italian Phases 1-3. You'll be speaking and understanding Italian with near-fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills.

In Phase 4 the pace and conversation moves more rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, and approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak about your profession, needs, likes and dislikes, and to create complex sentences discussing the past, present and future. A few of the topics included in Italian Phase 4:

  • Accommodations: In addition to learning about accommodation options, you’ll inquire about amenities and local activities and events, get help with luggage, and ask about restaurant options and schedules.
  • Activities: biking, horseback riding, visiting art galleries, describing abstract qualities, seeing the opera, a theatrical performance or a concert in a variety of venues, sightseeing and touring ruins, churches and palaces. Checking schedules, buying tickets, taking a boat tour, a ferryboat or a cruise, visiting an aquarium or a winery. Attending cultural events and visiting iconic locations.
  • Shopping: trying on and buying various items of clothing, asking for colors and sizes, buying gifts and souvenirs, describing qualities of items, finding an ATM, going to an open-air market, haggling over prices, negotiating a discount, discussing shipping options and methods of payment.
  • Vacationing: visiting an agriturismo and participating in outdoor activities in a variety of locations, going to the beach or swimming pool. Booking in high or low season, dealing with crowds, getting around using a variety of transportation.
  • Dealing with Unforeseen Events – A trip to the emergency room, describing an accident, getting assistance, losing or forgetting personal items, rescheduling an engagement, finding the way on the map.
  • Renting or Buying a Home: Learn to talk about desired location and neighborhood, specifying requirements like furnished or unfurnished, describing qualities, views and space requirements.
  • Family and friends: conversing informally with and about friends and extended family – cousins, aunts, grandparents; meeting distant relatives, specifying relationships, telling family stories, describing family history, and talking informally about everyday situations.
  • Recipes / Food: Trying new food, discussing preparation, expressing likes and preferences, exploring regional specialties, tasting and describing qualities of wine and food.
  • Small talk: expressing opinions, wishes, and stating views; asking how someone is feeling, telling stories about people or places.
Speak with a natural-sounding, near-native accent. No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural and useful conversations at a high-intermediate level. Easy, fast, fun and effective – We guarantee satisfaction and a measurable level of spoken proficiency (rules and regulations apply, see http://www.pimsleur.com/Proficiency-Guarantee for more details). Learn anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary!

REVIEWS SUMMARY

by PowerReviews
PimsleurItalian Phase 4, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Perfects accent (17)
  • It works (16)
  • Portable (16)
  • Fun (12)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Travel (17)
  • Self-improvement (13)
  • Fun (10)
  • Family background/heritage (7)
  • Business/work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (15), Business person (6)

Reviewed by 18 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Fantastic, would like more!

By JD

from New York, NY

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

    A terrific step beyond Phase 3 - please make a Phase 5! I am learning Italian because I have many Italian friends, but would also love to learn some more medical Spanish, to use professionally.

     
    4.0

    Pimsleur feedback

    By Romantic Language Lover

    from Saint Louis MO

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • Too Fast

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

    I use the product to prepare for travel in the country so the subject matter is appropriate. The 10 second rewind feature in the software is very useful since the speed is quite fast.
    What I don't like is that even that you recommend not using any other aids, I always use a dictionary, specifically UltraLingual on my iOS devices to understand the spelling and conjugation of new words. If I can see the word, I know exactly how to pronounce it because sometimes your audio is not clear enough for solid repetition.

     
    4.0

    Product works with daily use

    By gcama

    from new york

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • No writing component

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

    I have been using the Pimsleur methos for about 9 months. I have found that the product works very well , if you are disciplined and use it on a daily basis. My one suggestion is that the sentences should be visible to the students because sometimes the word or sentence is not easily understood by the student. I feel that I now am able to speak to another individual using " conversational Italian" .

     
    4.0

    My favorite way to learn a language

    By Language junkie

    from Pasadena

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

    I've used Pimsleur to learn a language from scratch (Turkish), to build on a very small base (Greek) and now to polish up Italian. I like the method because it is entirely oral, so that I can work at it while walking my dog or driving. Also it promotes excellent pronunciation, even in a totally unfamiliar language.With Turkish I did have to supplement it with a conventional textbook to get a better sense of the logic of the language. Also a minor criticism is that the lessons sometimes stay too long on one theme (the important meeting for example). Otherwise I would and do recommend Pimsleur to friends wanting to improve their foreign language skills.

     
    4.0

    Make some additions to improve a good pr

    By Ned

    from NYC

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent

    Cons

    • Expensive
    • See Suggestions Above

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Italian IV, Comprehensive:

    See product suggestion

    Service and delivery comments:

    Like to have an è book /app for my iPad presenting all main vocabulary & phrases with appropriate pronunciation for each level. Would be happy to pay for it. This would reflect yours approach to providing the limited vocabulary necessary to learn a language.
    Pls let me know I when you are ready to offer it.

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »