Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 MP3

Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 MP3

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: MP3 ( Also available in: CD )
  • Lessons: 60
  • ISBN: 9781442347052
  • Availability: In Stock: Available for immediate download
  • List Price: $230.00

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Includes 60 lessons and reading instruction as MP3 download (32 hrs), plus 2 Reading Booklets and a 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?
- 60, 30-minute audio lessons
- 2 hours of reading instruction to provide you with an introduction to reading Italian
- in total, 32 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet for each level and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This Italian program includes all of Pimsleur’s Italian Levels 1 & 2. With this program you start from zero, first learning survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a mid-intermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading Italian.

Every lesson contains an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice for all vocabulary introduced. Emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension. At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future; you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the Italian Language and culture with a deepening insight.

Reading Lessons are included to provide you with an introduction to reading Italian. These lessons, which total about one hour for each level, are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent.

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
- Lessons can be downloaded using the Pimsleur Course Manager App for iPad, iPhone and Android devices, and Mac or Windows computers, or
- Lessons can be downloaded as a zip file for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.
- All purchased courses are backed up in your Pimsleur.com cloud-based digital library account.
- Lessons can be played on your iPod or any MP3 player.
- The Pimsleur Course Manager App can be installed on several devices for personal use only.
- Lessons are non-DRM (Digital Rights Management) MP3 files and can be copied onto a CD or DVD for playing in a CD/DVD player.

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Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 CD
 
4.4

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • It works (8)
  • Fun (7)
  • Perfects accent (6)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (8)
  • Self-improvement (7)
  • Family background/heritage (5)
  • Fun (5)
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    • Traveler (6), Business person (5)

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4.0

I would buy this product again, but with other supplementals

By Racheal H.

from Raleigh, NC

About Me Business person, Student

Pros

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

Cons

  • Expensive
  • No writing component

Best Uses

  • Business/Work
  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 MP3:

Loved the product to learn how to speak with good pronunciation. I do wish there was more of an explanation of different verb forms to tie them all together. I also would have benefited if the supplemental reading corresponded to the words and phrases learned in the main lessons.

 
5.0

Amazing easy and fast

By jack

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 MP3:

English is my first language and I speak fluent Portuguese Planning a trip to Italy and bought this course it is so easy and quick I can easily say I will get through Italy very well

 
5.0

Will definitely recommend Pimsleur !!!

By Linda Lou

from Columbus OH

About Me Hospital Employee

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Love It
  • No Computer
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Expensive But Worth It

Best Uses

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

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 CD:

I listen every night in my car driving home from work. Takes my mind off stuff and I am learning. I really like the method. I remember more than I ever thought I would. very pleased.
However, I had to pay for shipping. It says above shipping was free!!! Can I be reimbursed?

 
4.0

Learning Italian the easy way

By Renee

from Jensen Beach, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-2 MP3:

I use Pimsler while driving in my car. I've downloaded the program to my IPhone and it is so convenient to use, I have to go over the chapter more than once before I move on but I feel I am grasping the language as well as some grammar. I would like to see how some of the words are spelled especially the alley in Phase 1. I still don't have that word right. I keep plugging away and will continue to study until I am fluent.

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5.0

Great Product for Our Needs

By Jeff

from Clovis, CA

About Me Traveler

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Best For Joint Learning
  • 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 Levels 1-2 MP3:

    My wife and I are using the Italian Phase 1 & 2. We progress on the recommended daily progression. We are at very different levels at understanding Italian words and grammar but we have found it very useful to us doing it together because it focus on a weak spot for both of us and that is listening to and speaking Italian. We both have some to a lot of foundation in Italian grammar so it was a surprise that it met both of our needs perfectly. It also helps us help each other practice between lessons. We both highly recommend it to create and improve fluency in both listening and reading Italian.

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    After completing Rosetta Stone, I still coundn't really SAY anything, I knew vocabulary but struggled with making up sentences and conversing. Pimsleur is great at forcing me to recall phrases and sentences, really allowing me to converse more effectively. Pimsleur also does a much better job with grammar.
    Jackeye from Anchorage, Alaska