Italian Phase 1, Unit 01

  • by Pimsleur
  • Narrated by Pimsleur
  • 0 hrs and 43 mins
  • original_recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Pimsleur® Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable; simple to use; Pimsleur works so you don’t have to. Italian Phase 1, Unit 1 contains 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and isolated vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. The lesson contains full practice for all vocabulary introduced in this unit. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Italian.
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Customer Reviews

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Excellent way to learn a little Italian

I used the first 5 Pimsleur units before I was due to go for a long weekend to Venice. I'm definitley not a "natural linguist" (I was far from brilliant at French at school, even though I studied it for 6 years up to GCSE), however, this felt like a really easy way to learn a bit of conversational Italian for a short trip. If I had one ciriticism, it is that I really needed to learn how to read some things, just to order from a menu or read a street sign, and buying this off audible doesn't give you that option, even though, doing a bit of online research, I believe that these ought to come with a vocab booklet (which could easily have been included in the other units' downloads, e.g. as a pdf, I would suggest) though I shouldn't really add that as a criticism of this particular unit, since it is free! This free unit is just meant as a "hook" to reel you into buying more units, but don't let that put you off downloading it and then buying other Pimsleur units, they are really very good!

Unfortunately, I was too ill to go to Venice and had to cancel the trip, so I can't comment on how good it is in reality, but I certainly felt that I was making rapid progress and that I could get by on a basic level after the first 5 units!
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- Elise


Very good method. Easy to understand and follow advice. Using memory, repetition and speech pronunciation, making it easy to remember!
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-04-2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio