Pimsleur Italian Level 5 CD

Pimsleur Italian Level 5 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 30
  • ISBN: 9781442375024
  • 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
- 90 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading Italian
- in total, 16.5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
Italian Level 5 is designed to be taken after Pimsleur’s Italian Level 4. Thirty 30-minute lessons totaling 15 hours of spoken Italian language learning, plus 90 minutes of reading practice. Italian Level 5 builds upon skills taught in Pimsleur’s Italian Levels 1-4. You’ll be speaking and understanding Italian with near fluency and with a broad range of conversational skills. In Level 5 the pace and conversation moves quite rapidly, accelerating exposure to new vocabulary and structures, approaching native speed and comprehension. You’ll learn to speak more in-depth about your personal life and emotional state, and be able to create complex sentences using a mix of tenses and moods.

A few of the topics included in Italian Level 5:
- Travel and leisure: making vacation plans, famous landmarks, festivals, reading, hiking, dining and movies, malls, delayed and canceled flights, lost luggage, car trouble, filing a police report, getting a speeding ticket, driving dos and don’ts, train travel
- Food and drink: restaurants, grocery shopping, organic food and wine, smells and tastes, what to bring, traditional foods
- The environment: weather, alternative energy, trash and recycling, changing landscapes, pollution
- Communication: staying in touch, charging laptops and cell phones, internet service, bad reception, and texting
- Family and relationships: family traditions, marriage, looking for love, kissing, falling in love, supporting each other, moving, cultural differences
- Money: making change, banking, credit cards, emergencies
- Health and wellness: catching a cold or the flu, gaining and losing weight, exercising, hot springs treatments, yoga, meditation
- Personal life and emotions: empathy, regret, hope, worry, boredom, joy and sadness, good and bad luck, beliefs and superstitions, good wishes

Reading Lessons in the form of a short story are included after Lesson 30.

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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REVIEWS SUMMARY

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Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3
 
4.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (15)
  • Easy to use (14)
  • Portable (13)
  • Perfects accent (12)
  • Fun (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (13)
  • Self-improvement (12)
  • Family background/heritage (10)
  • Fun (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (7), Business person (4)

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5.0

An excellent product, I would recomend it

By Pietro

from Carlisle, U.K.

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent

Cons

  • Time commitment

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3:

I have used language courses in the past which have been useful, but the Pimsleur method is best for conversation. I've been through 1 - 4 and have found they gave me confidence when speaking in Italy. I've started on No5, and look forward to enhancing my foreign experience.

Service and delivery comments:

I downloaded No4 and No5, without any problems.

 
5.0

A fantastic way to begin the language learning journey.

By Alison

from Canberra

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Just for fun
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3:

I love the Pimsleur courses. Half an hour a day of repetition works incredibly well. I really like the way complex grammar is introduced in an entirely natural conversational way. I am studying level 5 Italian and it has really helped me to get my head around some of the more tricky grammar aspects which I have studied in a more conventional way previously but have never really mastered. I hope that Pimsleur continues to add further levels to is courses.

Service and delivery comments:

Excellent delivery.

 
5.0

The only way to learn a foreign language

By Karenkinm

from Salisbury MD

About Me Business person, Traveler

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3:

    I am getting ready to purchase Italian 5. My Italian mother in law says my accent is perfetto. The only thing keeping me from being totally fluent is a lack of vocabulary. I started out using a product called Fluenz, but quickly realized that there was not a lot of content in each lesson. I probably learned more in 10 lessons of Pimsleur than I did in 30 lessons of Fluenz. Additionally, you can spend a lot of time in front of the computer with other software language lessons. Pimsleur does not require you to sit at the computer. You can do your lessons in your car, white working out or doing housework.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Since I have ordered mp3 lessons, the lessons are delivered to your iphone almost instantly.

     
    5.0

    It worked as well as a private teacher for me.

    By Jack

    from Philadelphia

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3:

      Whether private instruction, classes or Pimsleur, truth be told, language learning is very hard for me. I'm a senior citizen now, and things don't stick as they once did. That's why I like the audio technology: I can repeat and repeat and repeat the lesson. The instructions say "half hour a day," but it takes me many times that half-hour to hear the sounds and absorb them (to the extent that I do).

      But I can say, that this method also really helps with pronunciation. I may not get the grammar, but my Italian "sounds" pretty good. I can't speak with real Italians very well, but I have memorized, I think, the dialogues in the lessons, so it feel like I'm improving even if I'm still not very fluent.

      Previous versions were on the CDs. This time, I used the MP3 download. There are advantages to both and I wish I could get both: one for the iPod, iphone, bluetooth equipped stuff, and the cds for the older car and cd player. But the MP3 worked just fine and was easy to download.

      Some of the reading lessons in Level V (I think maybe 1 to 1) did not allow the book to be opened at the same time as the audio; after unit 11, it was as usual with both book open and audio, but I worked around that. Annoying, but brief.

      I'm finishing Italian V and ready for Italian VI.

      Service and delivery comments:

      downloaded MP3. It worked.

       
      4.0

      Fun and immediately useful.

      By JT 111

      from St. Louis, MO

      About Me Law enforcement officer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 CD:

      I am well pleased with the program and the ease of use. My fiancé and I enjoy the satisfaction of new skill attainment as well as the fun of speaking with each other in a different language; plus, it's fun leaving the children guessing about our conversation. We hope this exposure will motivate and encourage them to begin learning.

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