Learn in Your Car: Italian, the Complete Language Course

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Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Listeners learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar of Italian without the need of a textbook.

  • Level 1: Key words and phrases, basic grammar skills, emphasizes travel needs
  • Level 2: Expands vocabulary, new grammar concepts, more day-to-day activities
  • Level 3: Broadens vocabulary base, more advanced grammar skills, enriches conversational ability
©2006 Henry N. Raymond (P)2014 Penton Overseas, Inc.

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OK with Frobose and Pimsleur

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I have a love/hate relationship with Learn in Your Car Italian.
If you used it with Pimsleur and Frobose programs like Power Italian you’d be OK.
I love Learn in Your Car Italian because it has taught me so much practical and basic Italian, albeit in a rote way.
I hate it because it is so robotic and devoid of all spontaneity and creativity.
I give it only 3 Stars and not 4 because it doesn’t force you to remember or create authentic Italian.

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Hard to understand some of the italian words.

Had trouble understanding some of the words. Also, not really controversial italian. More of a "travel guide".

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Best CD of all

This is such a comprehensive way to practice vocabulary, idioms, phrases, verbs. It’s logical and covers multiple subjects and conjugations. You will find it very helpful.

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  • P. Assall
  • 11-13-17

Doesn't teach you Italian. Waste of money

They speak too fast, they don't pronounce the words properly and they don't explain grammar

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  • kevin thomas
  • 08-03-17

Great audio book 👍

Very good audio book with supporting download to help pronunciations and meanings of Italian words, I know it's an audio book but reading the book and listening at the same time helps you to remember. I will be going over the book again.

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  • anonymous0014
  • 11-16-19

Not great

I was very disappointed with this audiobook and have several issues with it. The contnent is all over the place, there is no logical build up - there are some really difficult grammar lessons right at the beginning, followed by the most simple basic staff at the end.
But most importantly, given this is an audiobook, the recording is really poor. There are two narrators, a male and a female. The women speaks very clearly, and I have no problem with her. The man however sounds like he has some kind of speech impediment, he slurs the words so much you just really cannot make out what he says - is it a 'b' or a 'p'; . a 'k' ot a 'g'; a 't' or a 'd' etc - it really is not helpful if you want to learn the words and correct pronounciation by listening to this !
I would not recommend this audiobook as it's not fit for purpose.

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  • Pauli
  • 01-02-18

Just wish this had a PDF to read as you listen

Very nice course overall. Would highly recommend.
Some words are quite difficult to understand at first so would be nice to be able to read them.
The dialogues are realistic.