Pimsleur Italian Level 5 CD

Pimsleur Italian Level 5 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • This Edition: 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 CD
 
4.8

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • It works (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Portable (10)
  • Fun (8)
  • Perfects accent (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Travel (9)
  • Family background/heritage (8)
  • Self-improvement (8)
  • Fun (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (6), Business person (3)

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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.

 
5.0

This product is even better

By Sweebing

from U.K.

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3:

    I use Pimsleur to drill myself in Italian vocabulary in the car on the way to work. It suits me very well as I have limited time to study vocabulary and grammar but it has nevertheless improved my use of the subjunctive tense and introduced me to useful idioms. I hope they will release level 6 soon.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Software download - was painless.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Definitely Worth The Price

    By laraporch

    from Ebensburg, PA

    About Me Retired

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 CD:

      After having completed Pimsleur Italian 1-4, I had been hoping for further lessons to be offered. I purchased Italian 5 as soon as I saw it offered. After trying other methods of learning Italian over many years, the Pimsleur method was the only one that made me successful. I am halfway through my new courses and find that I can anticipate how to make new verbs based on what I already have learned of the language. It's becoming easier with each new lesson. I am thrilled with my ability!

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      5.0

      Perfect Way for me to Learn a Language

      By Joe

      from Phoenix, Arizona

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family background/Heritage
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Italian Level 5 MP3:

        I have been using Pimsleur for several years to learn Italian. The audio dialogs are perfect for me. I ride a bike for exercise, one hour per day. I listen to the lessons while I ride, 2 lessons on each ride. When I finish lesson 30, I go back to the beginning. I listened to Italian 3 for several years before Pimsleur came out with Italian 4. I think the repetition is very good. However, I was very happy when Italian 4 came out. I was getting a bit tired of Italian 3. The really good news is that Italian 5 came out perhaps a year after Italian 4 so I moved to Italian 5 right away. With each package, my language gets better. I travel to Italy every year and each time I seem to understand more and get understood more. I hope Pimsleur doesn't stop with Italian 5. I want to become fluent in Italian (or almost fluent) and Pimsleur is helping me get there by filling essentially dead time while I ride my bike.

        In Italian 4 and 5 I particularly like the practice with compound tenses (could have, would have, etc.), use of subjunctive, and common every day usage that requires some understanding by the learner rather than a simple translation from English (for example English speakers use the present tense to say "I don't know what to say", but Italian 5 taught me that Italians prefer the conditional tense and prefer to say "non saprei che cosa dire).

        Service and delivery comments:

        Please start working on Italian 6.

         
        5.0

        A Fantastic Level 5

        By samps

        from Greenwich,Ct

        About Me Business person, Traveler

        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:

          I use the lessons while walking and have always found the product is perfect for memory retention . The addition to each lesson of new words and idioms adds to the story lines that are developed. I am so thankful that Pimsleur added a Level 5 and hope a Level 6 will be forthcoming next year.

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