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You can get by in Italy's major cities without speaking Italian, but just a few phrases will go a long way in making friends, inviting service with a smile, and ensuring a rich and rewarding travel experience - you could experience a delicious meal at a no-menu trattoria, find a hidden art gallery off the tourist trail, or discover the best cappuccino in Rome.
- Essential phrases to meet all your travel needs
- How to get local recommendations
- Easy-to-use pronunciation guides
- Expert tips to boost your confidence
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A revised edition of the Collins Italian Gem dictionary, including the latest vocabulary relating to the Internet and to the new Europe.
With its extensive coverage of Italian language in a compact form, the Collins Italian Gem remains the indispensable small dictionary for learners of Italian. Now updated for the millennium, its 40,000-plus references and 70,000 translations include the latest additions to the language, notably terms relating to the Internet and to the new Europe.
With an attractive new layout and typography, featuring special entries relating to various aspects of Italian life and culture, the Italian Gem is compact, reliable and completely up-to-date - the ideal small dictionary for school and general use.
Completely revised and updated, The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Italian Phrases, Second Edition, is truly the only Italian phrasebook readers will ever need. It employs language-immersion principles similar to The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian--a distinctly unique approach in Gabrielle Euvino's books. Now with more phrases than ever, it also includes extensive word lists and verb charts.
- Nearly 5 million Americans travel to Italy for business and pleasure each year
- Completely revised and updated with the most current Italian idioms and phrases
- New, streamlined grammar and pronunciation sections for easier, more effective use
- Includes tips about Italian culture and dialects, and a clear, practical map of Italy
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Italian in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Italian you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family. What will I learn?
Basic Italian is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines. Is this course for me?
Get Started in Italian is for absolute and false beginners of Italian. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Italian. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course. What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.
Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Italian, our Complete Italian course (9781444177343) will take you to an intermediate level of Italian. If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Italian (9781444184242) is the perfect audio course. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years
If you already have the basics and want to learn more Italian, this advanced beginner audio course will boost your confidence to understand and speak Italian.Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:
-getting a train
-asking for directions
-booking a table
-having a meal
-going to the market
-going wine tasting
-going to a local festival
-finding out more
-talking about your holiday. You'll progress in your understanding by working out language patterns for yourself, personalize your Italian with interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural. Keep Talking Italian - Ten Days to Confidence maps to A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages. Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
Containing up to 36,000 entries, these dictionaries capture core words of the language, along with the various jargon, plus additional grammatical information. Headwords are written in blue, to improve ease of use and quick reference.
Buon giorno From ordering calamari in Venice to making new friends in Tuscan hill towns, it helps to speak some of the native tongue. Rick Steves, bestselling author of travel guides to Europe, offers well-tested phrases and key words to cover every situation a traveler is likely to encounter. This handy guide provides key phrases for use in everyday circumstances, complete with phonetic spelling; an English-Italian and Italian-English dictionary; the latest information on European currency and rail transportation, and even a tear-out cheat sheet for continued language practice as you wait in line at the Sistine Chapel. Informative, concise, and practical, Rick Steves' Italian Phrase Book and Dictionary is an essential item for any traveler's zainetto.