Learn Italian step-by-step and soon you'll be making leaps and bounds
Your quickest route to learning Italian is through a solid grounding in grammar basics. Now don't be put off by the "G-word." What you won't find in this book is a lot of repetitive drills. Instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to learning Italian based on the way people naturally acquire language.
From the very beginning, you are introduced to the most essential structuresallowing you to communicate in Italian almost immediately. Gradually, through a series of interconnected "steps," you logically progress to more common concepts that govern how Italian is spoken and written. And along the way you are introduced to hundreds of carefully selected verbs and vocabulary words presented on the basis of how often they are used in everyday Italian.
Guaranteed to get you quickly up and running with the knowledge and skills you need to communicate in Italian with confidence, Easy Italian Step-by-Step features:
- A unique "building-block" approach to mastering essential grammar, verbs, and vocabulary
- Down-to-earth explanations of important rules and concepts
- Hundreds of frequently used verbs and key terms a beginner should know
- Exercises to test what you've learned and measure progress
- Engaging readings that help you hone your skills in everyday contexts
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Paola Nanni-Tate teaches Italian at Ohio State University and is the author of Italian Verb Drills and Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Verb Tenses.
Table of Contents
I ELEMENTS OF A SENTENCE
1. NOUNS ARTICLES, AND DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES
2. SUBJECT PRONOUNS,STARE, AND ESSERE
3.CE ANDCI SONO, INTERROGATIVE WORDS AND THE CALENDAR
4. NUMBERS, TIME AND DATES
5. REGULAR VERBS
6. IRREGULAR VERBS
7. ANDARE AND THE FUTURE
8. ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
9. NEGATIVES AND PREPOSITIONS
10. OBJECTS, REFLECTIVE VERBS AND THE PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE
11. THE DIRECT OBJECT
12. REFLECTIVE VERBS
13. THE PRESENT SUBJUNCTIVE
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am being tutored in Italian and this book was recommended by my tutor. Although the book introduces the relevant topics clearly, I find there are many typos, contradictions and wrong answers in the answer key which can be frustrating to those beginning a new language. It doesn't seem that this book has been edited. There are better books out there.