Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-3 Unlimited Software

Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-3 Unlimited Software

Experience the Method That Changed Language Learning Forever - Learn to Speak, Read, and Understand Italian
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  • Lessons: 90
  • ISBN: 9781442348691
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  • List Price: $350.00

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Description

Italian Levels 1-3 (90, 30-min. lessons) Application DVD version with interactive tools.

Experience The Method That Changed Language Learning Forever.

Pimsleur Unlimited combines the interactivity of software-based learning tools with the convenience and power of the portable Pimsleur Method™. Pimsleur Italian Unlimited Levels 1-3 includes the following:

  • Approximately 45 hours of audio language instruction in 90 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method,
  • 59 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading Italian,
  • 90 Speak Easy conversations help you to fine-tune your conversational skills,
  • Over 900 digital flash cards allow you to review and practice your new language,
  • Quick Match interactive phrase game has up to 900 questions to challenge you,
  • Spectacular high resolution travel photographs to enhance your cultural education,
  • Allows for 4 users on up to 4 devices.
Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Paul Pimsleur developed a method that transformed language learning. Since then, millions have used this system to begin to speak and understand a new language effortlessly. You can too.

Learn Fast
Still only 30 minutes a day, Pimsleur audio lessons are completely portable; use them in the car, at the gym, or while out for a walk. In addition, Pimsleur Unlimited harnesses the power of your computer, integrating the audio and reading lessons with “Speak Easy” conversations, which pull you into the culture, fixing rhythm and intonation in your mind, and helping you to develop a near-native accent.

Review on Your Terms
Reinforce what you’ve learned quickly and effectively with flash cards. Created to help you practice the most-essential vocabulary, the cards contain words and short phrases from the Audio Lessons. The “Quick Match” interactive phrase game will help you to challenge yourself with longer phrases and sentences in a fun and fast-paced new way. Brush up, or dive deep --- it’s all up to you.

Expand Your Horizons. Reconnect with Your Heritage. Travel with Confidence.
Experience language learning like never before. Pimsleur Unlimited: easy, engaging, and fun.

Audio lessons can be easily exported to the folder where you keep your iTunes® or MP3 files, and then moved to your iPod® or other portable audio player. Pimsleur Unlimited is designed for use by one registered user, plus up to three household members, and may be installed on up to four devices.

Product includes a DVD data disc with the Pimsleur Unlimited software application.

To unlock the content of the DVD, you must have Broadband Internet access and register with Pimsleur Unlimited.

System Requirements:
  • Minimum 1GB RAM
  • Minimum 10GB free disk space
  • Minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution
  • DVD drive for installation
Windows
  • PC with 2.33GHz or faster Intel or AMD processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, with Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, with Service Pack 2
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium, Business or Ultimate
Mac OS
  • Mac with Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
Product activation and updates require a Broadband Internet connection.

Need Help?

Call us with questions
(800) 831-5497

FAQ about Pimsleur

Description

Italian Levels 1-3 (90, 30-min. lessons) Application DVD version with interactive tools.

Experience The Method That Changed Language Learning Forever.

Pimsleur Unlimited combines the interactivity of software-based learning tools with the convenience and power of the portable Pimsleur Method™. Pimsleur Italian Unlimited Levels 1-3 includes the following:

  • Approximately 45 hours of audio language instruction in 90 daily lessons featuring the proven Pimsleur Method,
  • 59 Reading Lessons to introduce you to reading Italian,
  • 90 Speak Easy conversations help you to fine-tune your conversational skills,
  • Over 900 digital flash cards allow you to review and practice your new language,
  • Quick Match interactive phrase game has up to 900 questions to challenge you,
  • Spectacular high resolution travel photographs to enhance your cultural education,
  • Allows for 4 users on up to 4 devices.
Nearly 50 years ago, Dr. Paul Pimsleur developed a method that transformed language learning. Since then, millions have used this system to begin to speak and understand a new language effortlessly. You can too.

Learn Fast
Still only 30 minutes a day, Pimsleur audio lessons are completely portable; use them in the car, at the gym, or while out for a walk. In addition, Pimsleur Unlimited harnesses the power of your computer, integrating the audio and reading lessons with “Speak Easy” conversations, which pull you into the culture, fixing rhythm and intonation in your mind, and helping you to develop a near-native accent.

Review on Your Terms
Reinforce what you’ve learned quickly and effectively with flash cards. Created to help you practice the most-essential vocabulary, the cards contain words and short phrases from the Audio Lessons. The “Quick Match” interactive phrase game will help you to challenge yourself with longer phrases and sentences in a fun and fast-paced new way. Brush up, or dive deep --- it’s all up to you.

Expand Your Horizons. Reconnect with Your Heritage. Travel with Confidence.
Experience language learning like never before. Pimsleur Unlimited: easy, engaging, and fun.

Audio lessons can be easily exported to the folder where you keep your iTunes® or MP3 files, and then moved to your iPod® or other portable audio player. Pimsleur Unlimited is designed for use by one registered user, plus up to three household members, and may be installed on up to four devices.

Product includes a DVD data disc with the Pimsleur Unlimited software application.

To unlock the content of the DVD, you must have Broadband Internet access and register with Pimsleur Unlimited.

System Requirements:
  • Minimum 1GB RAM
  • Minimum 10GB free disk space
  • Minimum 1024 x 768 display resolution
  • DVD drive for installation
Windows
  • PC with 2.33GHz or faster Intel or AMD processor
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, with Service Pack 3
  • Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business or Ultimate, with Service Pack 2
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium, Business or Ultimate
Mac OS
  • Mac with Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X v 10.6, 10.7, or 10.8
Product activation and updates require a Broadband Internet connection.

Need Help?

Call us with questions
(800) 831-5497

FAQ about Pimsleur

REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Italian Unlimited 1-3
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (11)
  • It works (8)
  • Perfects accent (7)
  • Fun (6)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

  • No writing component (4)

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Self-improvement (7)
  • Business/work (4)
  • Family background/heritage (3)
  • Fun (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (3)

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4.0

Excellent Way To Learn, But a bit '80s!

By Jill

from Milan

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component
  • Old Fashioned

Best Uses

  • Business/Work

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Unlimited 1-3:

This is a great way to learn Italian without getting endlessly bogged down in Italian grammar (which is very tough for native English speakers!). If you use it every day you will see results quickly. However, there are some drawbacks...the vocabulary they give you to learn definitely seems to be aimed at a middle-aged male, American business traveler with a wife and teenage kids. It's almost comedic at times, borderline offensive at others!

As a 32 year old, single woman on sabbatical in Milan , a lot of the examples given aren't at all relevant to my life (learning how to say "my husband and I did xxxxx", or "my youngest daughter likes xxxxx.."

Actually, some of the conversations are a bit misogynistic….I had to participate in a conversation where I had to ask my "husband" for some money to buy "a beautiful hat" and, after much cajoling and debate, my "husband" says something like…"Ok little woman, you can have some money…but only to buy one hat, not two…" Gross! I've never felt more like a 1950's housewife in my life!

Also, some of the examples are woefully outdated. For example, learning to ask "Where is the telephone book?". A telephone book?! Do they even exist these days?! People under 25 probably don't even know what one is! More useful phrases to teach would be "Is there WiFi here?" or "Do you have a cellphone charger I can borrow?"

Anyway Pimsleur is great and I recommend it, although I strongly urge the Pimsleur team to update their content to be more relevant to the modern world!

 
4.0

errors need corrected

By Jbird

from Florida

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

  • Mistakes
  • No writing component
  • Too Fast

Best Uses

  • Family background/Heritage

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Unlimited 1-3:

I'm enjoying learning Italian. It's been a dream of mine all my life.

Service and delivery comments:

I've always wanted to learn Italian. My grandparents came from Italy. So far I've made it to Phase II lesson 11. I am really enjoying these lessons. I just wish the mistakes in the flash cards and the quick matches were fixed.

 
5.0

Very promising

By Matt

from Cumberland, RI

About Me Student, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Unlimited 1-3:

Very good program. I haven't been using it for a very long time, but I think if I stay with it daily, I'll be near-fluent in no time!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tarining program

By slow learner

from Panama City Beach, FL

About Me Military personnel, Retired, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Italian Unlimited 1-3:

    I have finished phase one.
    Just the right pace...challenges you but it is workable pace.
    Solid program to get the words and concepts in front of you at the right intervals.
    Super important to follow the guidance...speak, do it daily, and avoid distarctions

    Service and delivery comments:

    Right now....it is good as is. May have more opinions once I finish the entire program.
    My wife, a language teachers says it is really on track for learning

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Actually Looking Forward to Each Lesson

    By izzi

    from Southeast US

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Italian Unlimited 1-3:

      I had purchased and started the Pimsleur French I CD set several years ago but regretfully, didn't stay with it. Since my Dad's side of the family are all from Italy, I figured I would have more motivation to learn the language of my forefathers.

      The Italian Unlimited system is awesome. It is more than just listening and repeating, because I can "interact" with the system through flashcard and phrase recognition parts of the program.

      Instead of dreading that I have a lesson to do each day, I actually look forward to it.
      Also, being able to see the daily words and phrases during the computer-interactive parts, helps me to pronounce words that are said too quickly or are too short to catch when listening only.

      That being said, one thing I would appreciate is if the speakers would slow down when just learning a new word or phrase. They do break up and slow down sometimes, but it always seems they do this for words that are very obvious, not the ones where it would be most helpful. I do like the fact that most of the native speakers talk at everyday speed, but let me hear it slowly at least once.

      Overall great course - I'm only on set I of III but compared to my experiences with the CD only courses, this is a vast improvement.

      Be aware, while it is possible to send the audio-only parts to your mp3 player for use anywhere, the computer-interaction activities seem to require internet access.

      Buona fortuna!

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