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Pimsleur Italian Level 1 Lessons 16-20

Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
By: Pimsleur
Narrated by: Pimsleur
Series: Pimsleur Italian, Book 4
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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The Pimsleur® Method is scientifically proven to be your fastest route to near-native fluency. Speak and understand Italian in just 30 minutes a day. Italian Level 1 Lessons 16-20 builds 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. These lessons contain reading lessons 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)

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Italian on your schedule

I wish there were spellings of the words that we learn in each lesson along with the reading practice. Sometimes it is hard to tell if I am picking up the pronunciation properly. Seeing it in writing helps

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Effective way to learn italian, but expensive!

Great way to learn, but very expensive in terms of the amount of content covered in one audiobook. +~50% of this book’s chapters covers reading practice, which means your actual learning of new words are far less. Costs aside, this is a very easy way to learn italian. The chapters are well structured and I can see that I am improving with each lesson! Love this way if learning.

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  • Antonio Vasconcelos
  • 04-17-19

Amazing progress in Italian

Cannot recommend more these courses, amazing natural progress and learning!
I learned already how to speak quite fluently Spanish and now into Italian
Just a suggestion when starting learning languages like IT, SP, FR, DE or even Chinese Mandarin: before embarking on PIMSLEUR, go first with the Paul Noble’s i. Learn ... (complete course) and ii. Next Steps audiobooks (both available on Audible) - you will get a stronger foundation then if you start by PIMSLEUR directly
Personally, I was then able to skip the first three audiobooks on PIMSLEUR Italian 1 (this started at lessons 16-20) [being Portuguese, in Spanish was even possible for me to jump directly to the start of PIMSLEUR level 2]
Another insight: there are 5 PIMSLEUR levels for each language - here on Audible you can only get the first 3 levels (there is a specific PIMSLEUR App where you can get the upper 2 levels, but they are more expensive than though Audible)
Follow my insights and you won’t regret
PAUL NOBLE and PIMSLEUR changed my life!!!

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  • Capriciosa
  • 05-08-14

Great course, but PDF in zip file will not open

Where does Italian Phase 1, Unit 16-20 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

First audio book, got app and downloads fine. Course is very good. BUT the reader refuses to open on iPad or ms surface. I have adobe reader, I open many other PDFs, I can open on a laptop fine and emailed to iPad but this will not open. It wants to save to one drive, which I have, but when I click to open it asks to open in another programme, drop box, which I try, but it will not open.

Would you listen to another book narrated by the narrator?

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Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I cry when I can't remember the words, I laugh when I can.

Any additional comments?

Ciao Bella