Italian Phases 1-4

Italian Phases 1-4

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 120
  • ISBN: 9781442363885
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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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    (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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      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.

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      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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        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

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

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          • 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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great

          By anon

          from USA

          About Me Student, Traveler

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

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            • Just for fun
            • Self-improvement
            • Travel

            Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

            Pimsleur is

            ...the only method that taught me how to speak and interact naturally.

            ...easy to do since there's no required reading or pre-studying.

            ...very helpful with pronunciation - I've received complements. So, thanks!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I'm eager for the next installment

            By Hale il calvo

            from Rio Vista, CA

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            • Fun
            • It Works
            • Perfects Accent
            • Portable

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              Comments about Italian Phases 1-4:

              I've finished Italian IV (unfortunately, that's as far as Pimsleur now goes as of Dec 2013). We are now renting an apartment in Portoferraio on the island of Elba. Not many speak English here, but it's not a problem... I now speak Italian well enough to handle the local bus routes, rent bicycles, negotiate for better prices on clothing, wine, furniture, etc. For someone who normally learns only by seeing and writing, I was surprised at how quickly I could learn by listening (I have all four Pimsleur Italian lessons on my computers and MP-3).

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