Surprise your friends! Astonish your family! With Pimsleur, you'll be speaking and understanding like a native in no time. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes. Italian Level 1 Lessons 6-10builds on material taught in prior units. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Italian. Reading lessons begin in Lesson 9 and provide you with an introduction to reading Italian. These lessons are designed to teach you to sound out words with correct pronunciation and accent. A reading booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)
I never get bored with this program. I've learned and retained more with this program than any other. I actually WANT TO KEEP GOING!
Very helpful with lots of repetition. My only complaint is lesson 9, which sounds like an awkward date rape scene.
I used to think that Pimsleur was the king of memory techniques.
I am now think that Frobose language programs like the Power Italian series has an even better memory technique, but that’s an open debate.
I have successfully used Pimsleur’s Spanish, French, and now Italian programs and I have to say that they really do work. And Pimsleur Italian will definitely teach you some Italian and make it stick. No easy task. Good for them.
However, Pimsleur has a real problem with limited vocabulary. They teach you in a box, and the box is small. No creativity, limited vocabulary. Their greatest asset is their memory technique.
I think if you were to combine Pimsleur Italian with Learn in Your Car Italian and definitely Power Italian you would have a winning combo.
"Easy to learn"
I enjoyed this program. I have already learned the basis to be polite in my first Italian city. I would just need few seconds more to repeat. Overall just Great!!
"PRECISE AND CLEAR TRANSLATION"
Yes I would . I have tried a few online Italian learning sites and this is by far the best one. It is very clear and interactive conversation is brilliant.
The most memorable part is when I get the whole conversation right. Io vorrei mangiare qualcosa adesso. i.e. I would like something to eat now.
Only lesson 1 to 5. which I cannot really compare as it is basic and I new the very basic as my daughter lives in Italy. My problem is having a conversation with people and understanding and giving the right reply.. I am slowly getting there since having started the Pimsleur Lesson.
The Italian Job
I have found your books have helped me much more than any other online learning sites. I can now ask somebody what they would like to eat or drink in Italian and also I could now get taxi from the airport and be able to tell them where to take me. The idea of just doing half hour a day I thinks works very well as you are not overloading your brain and it seems to improve your memory. Thanks Pimsleur.
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