Italian Phases 1-4

Italian Phases 1-4

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
  • This Edition: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781442363885
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  • List Price: $450.00

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Description

Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 4 reading booklets

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 has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Italian course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 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. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. 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 Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Italian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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.

Italian Phases 1-4 includes the new Italian Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the Italian Phase 4, 10-unit course.

Description

Includes 120 lessons and reading instruction (64 hours) as MP3 download, plus PDF user's guide and 4 reading booklets

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 has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. This complete Italian course includes all of Phases 1, 2, 3 and 4 – 60 hours of spoken language practice and 4 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. By Phase 4 you will be confidently using a broad range of conversational language skills with near-native pronunciation. 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 Phase. These lessons, which total about four hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Italian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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.

Italian Phases 1-4 includes the new Italian Phase 4, 30-unit course, that replaces the Italian Phase 4, 10-unit course.

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4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (9)
  • It works (9)
  • Fun (7)
  • Perfects accent (6)
  • Portable (6)

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    • Self-improvement (8)
    • Travel (8)
    • Fun (6)
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    4.0

    This is my second purchase

    By DrGrandma

    from New Jersey

    About Me Traveler

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    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

      I bought the CD set of sixteen Italian lessons in preparation for a vacation in Italy last year. They were great! I used them in my car on my 40 minute commute to work - made the traffic bearable and me understandable to the Italians I met in Italy.
      Now we are planning a longer vacation to Italy sometime next year and I am using this purchase on my iPad on my daily commute. I love engaging in conversation with the Pimsleur voices and hearing my own ability to speak Italian improve each week.
      I find I have to make time for the reading lessons in groups of 2 or 3. Other than that, I would recommend this method to anyone who wants to learn to speak a foreign language without painful declensions and conjugations!

       
      4.0

      Love teaching style, but not consistent

      By Marcia

      from Princeton, NJ

      About Me Business person, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works

      Cons

      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Family background/Heritage
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

      I have used Pimsleur for learning 3 languages over many years: Arabic, Spanish, and now Italian. I really love these tapes and think they are very effective. (I am a linguist, and have heard other linguist say the same thing.) However, I have purchased them in CD form for use in the car, then later CD to be loaded onto my computer, and then the MP3 form which had no CDs. Now I have 2 languages on my computer, but cannot get them to appear together on my Pimsleur Course Manager. That's a bit awkward.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally Language Lessons That Work!

      By laraporch

      from Ebensburg, PA

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      Pros

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

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        • Family background/Heritage
        • Global Citizen
        • Just for fun
        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

        Over the years, I have attempted to learn to speak Italian with little practical success. Pimsleur was a final, "what can I lose for $10?" effort. Guess what? It worked in spades! I am almost finished with Italian IV and would continue if given the opportunity in the future. All you have to commit to is 30 minutes daily--nothing else. You retain what you've learned.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        This method really suits me

        By Jackie

        from Switzerland

        About Me Business person, Italophile, Traveler

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        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • Good For Auditory Learner
        • It Works
        • Perfects Accent
        • Portable

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          • Business/Work
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          • It's Cool
          • Just for fun
          • Self-improvement
          • Travel

          Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

          My sister recommended this to me, and I really like the Pimsleur method. I own tons of various CDs and books for learning Italian, but this one is the most mobile and practical of them all. I downloaded everything to my iPhone and can do a lesson or two on my daily train commute or whenever I have time. The language-lab style really suits me because I'm an auditory learner. I also like that native speakers speak the Italian sentences.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A most worthwhile investment

          By Pasta Man

          from Chicago

          About Me Business person, Traveler

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          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Self-improvement
            • Travel

            Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

            Your product has met all my expectations, and more. It is a quality learning experince, so well prepared and delivered, that I eagerly return to use it daily. Keep up the great work at Pimsleur.

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