Pimsleur Italian Level 1
- Learn to Speak and Understand Italian with Pimsleur Language Programs
- Narrated by: Pimsleur
- Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
- Release date: 04-01-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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In the next 10 lessons, you'll build on what you've learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations, and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You'll understand more of what you hear and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident.
In the final 10 lessons of level 1, you'll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this level, more directions are given in the target language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You'll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future.
Reading lessons are included at the end of lesson 30 to provide you with an introduction to reading the Italian alphabet. These lessons, which total about one hour, 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.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Tom Chatt on 04-23-11
Learn Italian while driving to work!
I've now finished all 1-30 units of Phase 1, in anticipation of a vacation to Italy, and am very impressed with the program. It's not your standard memorization / grammatical structure drills like we had in school. It teaches you conversationally, in a very organic way, that seems to assimilate and stick better. I think the conversational emphasis gives you a more natural accent too. Highly recommended.
16 of 16 people found this review helpful
By Gary on 03-23-11
So Far, So Good
I have never done well with learning a foreign language. However, I am up to lesson 13 and am retaining about 85% so I'm impressed with the program. The woman speaker is a bit harder to understand..
12 of 12 people found this review helpful