Rush-Hour Italian: Teach Yourself

  • by Elisabeth Smith
  • Narrated by Elisabeth Smith
  • 4 hrs and 50 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

Specially written to be used on the move and to be stopped and started with ease, this series is ideal for use on the train, in the car, or around the house - in fact anywhere, any time. By the end of this 4-hour, all audio course, the student will have a working vocabulary of some 400 essential words and phrases and will feel confident about speaking (and understanding!) Italian. Two bilingual coaches individually and jointly take students through this carefully structured, all-audio course with easy-to-understand texts, explanations, examples, and speaking practice. No books are used. No 'homework' is required. Everything is learned by listening and speaking.
Following the highly successful method of her previous books, the material is presented in the same light-hearted and entertaining style which has made Elisabeth Smith a market leader in language learning for the last 12 years.
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.


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Customer Reviews

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If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone once said we retain information best by seeing and seeing. I found that I seriously missed the written support for this language text. I hadn't appreciated how much was missing by buying the audio version from Audible instead of the CDs

Has Rush-Hour Italian: Teach Yourself put you off other books in this genre?

Yes. From Audible anyway. I'm going away to find a set of cds with a full course.

Any additional comments?

Please make it clear that the full course includes written background materiel and this is not available to download with this audio material.

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- Kris

Too fast for beginners

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This audio book was way too fast for beginners to the Italian language. There was insufficient repetition of key words and phrases. Insufficient time between asking you to repeat a phrase and them speaking it and a very 'shouty' man which was very off putting. Difficult to pause when you are on the move. Quite a stressful experience on my journey to work!

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- Cristina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 28-11-2011
  • Publisher: Hodder Education