Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up the Italian language
Get Started in Italian requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the process nearly painlessit is written in a friendly and supportive tone, and the structure offers you plenty of opportunities for self-practice. You are in control of your learning experience, so you never feel overwhelmed or rushed.
This practical course introduces the new language without inundating you and includes dialogues and exercises, a helpful pronunciation section, manageable lists of practical vocabulary, a glossary of grammar terms, and more. The audio package features 120 minutes of recordings, enhancing your comprehension of the book's dialogues and exercises and improving your pronunciation.
- Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience
- Tests in the book to keep track of your progress
About the Author
Vittoria Bowles taught Italian at the University of Brighton, where she was principal lecturer. She developed many courses including one for English-speaking students to attend Italian universities, which won the Unilever prize for innovation.
Table of Contents
Introduction / How the course works / Pronunciation guide / 1 How are you? / 2 What’s your name? / 3 Where do you live? / 4 How is (it)? / 5 How much is it? / 6 What’s the time? / 7 What time does it leave? / 8 What do you want to do today? / 9 When do you get up? / 10 Did you book? / 11 Shopping / 12 It is my turn! / 13 Going about town / 14 Accommodation / 15 Enjoy your meal! / 16 Family life / 17 Keeping fit / 18 What’s the weather like? / 19 Fill it up, please / 20 What shall I write? / Key to the exercises and tests / A summary of grammar / Italian-English vocabulary / English-Italian vocabulary / Taking it further / Index