The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Italian
With Pimsleur you’ll become conversational in Italian — to understand and be understood — quickly and effectively. You’ll learn vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation together through conversation. And our scientifically proven program will help you remember what you’ve learned, so you can put it into action.
• Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day.
• Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
• Proven Method – Works when other methods fail.
• Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you.
• Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
• Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
• Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn.
• Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above.
• 5, 30-minute audio lessons,
• In total, 2.5 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
What You’ll Learn
This course includes Lessons 1-5 from the Italian Level 1 program featuring 2.5 hours of language instruction. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Italian.
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, Pimsleur will help you learn Italian and expand your horizons and enrich your life.
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Pimsleur is the greatest!
I used phase 1 and 2 before going to Italy alone for 3 weeks. It was all I needed! I was able to speak and read Italian, including train schedules, with no problem at all. I'm reviewing them plus doing 3 and 4 in prep for MOVING there. Don't wait, get the programs and just get started. You can do it in the car, walking, at home lying down, on the treadmill...
Of course, we would all agree that the best way to learn a foreign language is living in/or visiting the country. But for most of us this is an impossibility. I would certainly love to pack my bags tonight, and be on the next plane to Italy. Where I could completely submerge myself in the cultures of Rome, Venice, Tuscany, etc... But until that becomes my reality, I'm glad that I have this program to tide me over. The Pimsleur method is the best I've ever found for teaching me Italian, and I say with confidence that I'm learning and retaining the information very well. I feel that I've learned much already. Dr Pimsleur dedicated his life to the science of helping people learn foreign languages. And I'm personally grateful for his work.
Terrible excuse for an iTunes Audiobook
I'm a huge fan of Pimsleur language courses. This review is not a criticism of the excellent source material. This is a complaint about selling this course as an Audiobook. The great thing about Pimsleur on CDs is they're indexed...you can easily find the lesson you want to do, pop the CD in and go. But with this iTunes, version, what you get is a single 2 hour 36 minute continuous audio file with no chapter markers…not even an index anywhere saying where the individual lessons start. Talk about inconvenient and a total waste of technological possibilities. I say don't buy this sorry excuse for an Audiobook…buy the Pimsleur CDs and have an enjoyable learning experience.