Pimsleur Italian Level 3 CD

Pimsleur Italian Level 3 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9780743528818
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $345.00

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Description

Includes 30 lessons and reading instruction on 16 CDs (16 hrs), plus Reading Booklet and User’s Guide.

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Italian
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning Italian will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.

The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.

Why Pimsleur?
- Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
- Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.

What’s Included?
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Italian
- in total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Italian Levels 1 and 2.

In the first 10 lessons, you will expand your vocabulary and increase your fluency to an even higher level. You’ll gain experience participating in many informal and some formal discussions on practical, social, and semiprofessional topics. You’ll skillfully form longer, more complex sentences, and most importantly, you’ll find yourself being understood, even by native speakers unused to dealing with foreigners. You’ll be able to join in conversations eagerly, confident of being understood.

In the next 10 lessons, your skills will demonstrate ever-increasing mastery of Italian. Speaking with grace and complete naturalness, you’ll enjoy fluid conversations on many new subjects. Delving deeper into cultural norms and situations, you’ll find yourself responding effortlessly, and able to choose from a wide accumulation of vocabulary and structures.

In the final 10 lessons, you’re nearing fluency with agile responses, and a natural sounding, near-native accent. You’re able to utilize the language in subtle ways, and speak using past, present, and future tenses. Self-confidence soars as you no longer experience the language and culture as a foreigner, but as someone with a deepening insight into the Italian-speaking world.

Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading Italian, to provide vocabulary and improve pronunciation. Before you know it, you’ll be reading Italian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker.

The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”:

The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.

Core Vocabulary
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.

Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.

Organic Learning
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.

Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.

Active Participation
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English.

The Italian Language
Italian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and one of the official languages of Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovenia. Italian is spoken by about 58 million people in Italy, 24,000 in San Marino, 840,000 in Switzerland, another million in other European countries, and approximately 5 million in North and South America. Historically, Italian is a daughter language of Latin. Italian uses the Roman alphabet and the pronunciation of the language follows the spelling very closely.

Tech Talk
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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  • It works (17)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Portable (14)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (11)

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  • Travel (13)
  • Self-improvement (12)
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5.0

Great product!

By Michele

from undisclosed

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Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 3 MP3:

I have taken many lessons in classes and online and have found this method to be the most effective. Other classes focus on grammar which I find hinders speaking, particularly, if you are like me, you do not liking mistakes. By constantly speaking and repeating, you develop speech patterens that become useful when trying to make oneself understood. Thanks Pimsleur and I will be taking the next level and hope to finish before my next trip at the end of September.

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5.0

The very best way to learn a foreign language, bar none!!

By Eugene

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Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 3 MP3:

I am using Pimsleur for Italian, French, German and Spanish. After going through all other products to learn Foreign Languages, Pimsleur is the ONLY way that really gets the job done. I don't move on to the next lesson until I can reply to the current lesson at a 95% correct rate; that gets the lesson down cold!!

 
5.0

Look at me I'm learning Italian

By Jack

from Sad Diego

About Me Lover of all things Italian

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Portable

Cons

  • A bit fast for using in the car.

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 3 MP3:

I love the Pimsleur system to learn languages

Service and delivery comments:

The product arrived before I expected it.

 
5.0

This is an excellent language program.

By Janet

from Cohasset, MA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Hard work, but that is okay.
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 3 MP3:

    I use the product daily. Each time I return to Italy, I know a little more of the language. It is easy to install, and the staff were helpful with my questions.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivered online.

     
    5.0

    Awesome - learning language while commuting; love it!

    By Italian student

    from San Diego

    About Me Business person, Traveler

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 3 CD:

    I have been following one lesson per day while commuting. In the first two weeks since I started, I have brushed up on my Italian that I studied in college 20 years ago and have started to go beyond where I left off. So excited to refresh my proficiency and improve my language skills before traveling to Europe this fall.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivery was as expected and product arrived in good condition. I have not used customer service.

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