3 hours of instruction on 3 CDs!
The fun and easy way® to communicate effectively in a new language!
Want to speak Italian? Don't have a lot of time? This practical audio set is designed to help you learn quickly and easily at home or on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar and conversations, you'll grasp the essentials and start communicating right away! Plus, you can follow along with the handy 96-page portable guide — filled with the words and phrases you'll hear on the CDs, plus a mini dictionary.
Handle greetings and introductions
Ask questions and understand answers
Build your vocabulary
Talk about numbers, time, and the calendar
Ask for directions
Get help at a hotel, the bank, or a store
Whether you are moving to Italy or just planning a vacation, you'll want to know some key words and phrases to make sure everything's “va bene.”
“Italian For Dummies Audio Set” has everything you need to introduce you to the language so that you can start to communicate with other Italian speakers (without memorizing a bunch of boring grammar notes and long vocabulary lists ). Each of the three hour-long CDs is filled with interesting conversation topics that allow you to listen to what you want to listen at your own pace. Soon, you'll be able to communicate in Italian about: Work, jobs, and office life Making small talk Traveling and making arrangements Asking for directions Getting help and assistance Ordering at a restaurant Booking a room in a hotel Exchanging money at the bank Shopping in a store or boutique
Along with all these topics, these CDs cover essential rules and building blocks of the Italian language, such as verb conjugation, tenses, and sentence structure, as well as a list of essential words. With this beginner audio set, you can pop any of the CDs in your CD player or computer and discover the joy and fun of speaking Italian
Teresa L. Picarazzi
has a PhD in Italian Literature and has taught Italian at The Hopkins School, Dartmouth College, The University of Arizona, and Wesleyan University.