Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-5 CD

Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-5 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD ( Also available in: MP3 )
  • Lessons: 150
  • ISBN: 9781501112850
  • Availability: In Stock: Usually ships within 1 business day
  • List Price: $1,190.00

Add to Cart
Or call (800) 831-5497 to order now.

Free Audio Lesson

Learn a new language while commuting, while cleaning the house, or working out. Like millions before you, discover the power of the scientifically sequenced and portable Pimsleur Method.

Try a Free Lesson


Includes 150 lessons and reading instruction and practice as MP3 download (80+ hrs), plus 5 Reading Booklets 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 programs 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?
- the complete Italian course including all of Levels 1-5
- 150, 30-minute audio lessons
- 6.5 hours of reading instruction allowing you to build your skills toward reading Italian for pleasure
- in total, over 81 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- 5 Reading Booklets and a User’s Guide

What You’ll Learn
This program includes all of Italian Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – over 73 hours of spoken language practice and 6.5 hours of reading instruction and practice. With this program you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a high-intermediate level of speaking and understanding Italian. By 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. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak.

At the completion of this course, you’ll speak confidently using your wide-ranging vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Lesson 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total 6.5 hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Italian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. 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. Dr. 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

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.

Need Help?

Call us with questions
(800) 831-5497

FAQ about Pimsleur


by PowerReviews
Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-5 MP3

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top


Terrific program to supplement language studies

By berrryl

from New Haven, CT

About Me Business person, Traveler

Verified Buyer


  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent


  • Conversations could be significantly more releva
  • Expensive
  • No access to printed material
  • On-line progress not synched across platforms

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement
  • Travel

Comments about Pimsleur Italian Levels 1-5 MP3:

I really enjoy this tool to help develop my proficiency in spoken Italian. The program seems to review at the appropriate intervals and when I'm able to follow the prescribed daily sessions, I really make progress. It's fun, efficient and relevant.

To get 5-stars, the conversations would need to be less about "shopping" in the early days, more about practical things travelers need. Finally with the online version, having all the platforms sync would improve the produce. And having the ability to have the reading lessons PRINTABLE would be helpful, as they are valuable tools but not as valuable if only available one at a time and on-line.

Displaying review 1

Back to top