Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30

Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
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  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442361911
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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!

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PimsleurItalian Phase 4, Units 1-30
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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  • Easy to use (21)
  • Perfects accent (20)
  • Portable (20)
  • It works (19)
  • Fun (14)

Cons

  • No writing component (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)

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  • Travel (20)
  • Self-improvement (16)
  • Fun (12)
  • Family background/heritage (9)
  • Business/work (8)
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5.0

Italian Phase 4: Challenging and fun!

By Profe de español

from Boston, MA

About Me Language Instructor, Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

    The lessons are challenging and practical. They build easily on one another, and in one half hour, one acquires some new grammatical structures, as well as vocabulary and idioms which will be useful in travel and business.
    There is a good amount of review in each lesson, and one feels assured that he or she is indeed learning something!

     
    5.0

    Eccellente!

    By Joyoussinger

    from West Belmar, NJ

    About Me Artist, Musician, Teacher

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

    I've taken all four courses in Italian and I am so impressed! The lessons are so easy to learn and eventually the language began to feel like it was coming to me naturally. I'm hoping for Italian V!

     
    5.0

    Supurb

    By backspaces

    from Santa Fe, NM

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Business/Work
      • Travel

      Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

      I'm really impressed with this level. It is snappy and every lesson has good and accurate new vocabulary. It has a LOT of mixed "agreements", i.e. plurals, adjectives .. lots the e/i sort, invariant nouns taking both il/lo and la, the list goes on, sorta a balancing game.

       
      5.0

      Good foundation for speaking

      By RED

      from Santa Monica

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      Pros

      • Convenient
      • Easy to use
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • No writing component
      • Too Fast
      • Very Little Grammar

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Italian Phase 4, Units 1-30:

      This is a good course for getting comfortable with speaking in Italian. I have tried Rosetta Stone and this is so much better, in my opinion. I use it on my iPad, which is convenient. I do wish there was a transcript that I could refer to sometimes, because it does go kind of fast. It takes me about an hour to do a lesson because I often have to listen to something a few times to get it. One minor thing that's a little weird is that the reading sections don't cover any of what is covered in the speaking lessons really. The reading portion is pretty random.

       
      5.0

      Fantastic, would like more!

      By JD

      from New York, NY

      About Me Traveler

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      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.

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