Barron's is now taking a comprehensive approach to foreign-language reference volumes. This definitive Italian-English dictionary features 100, 000 entries with translations, and makes an ideal reference book for schools, libraries, businesses, and the home bookshelf. Yet its manageable size and reasonable price also makes it a practical learning tool for students taking an Italian language course. It features:
A key feature that sets Barron's Italian-English Dictionary apart from the competition is the FREE downloadable electronic version of the print dictionary. Users will find a PIN number in the back of each book that instructs them on how to download a copy onto their PDA, smartphone, and/or PC. Here's a great feature for students and travelers constantly on the go.
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.
Written in 1949 and published shortly before his suicide, Cesare Pavese's last novel provides a strongly evocative, but detailed and concrete picture of life in the Piedmontese hills, seen through the eyes of a returned American immigrant. However, its main interest does not lie in its realism, a mode of writing which Pavese himself rejected. Instead, the novel's focus is on deeper levels of experience, the mysterious underlying continuities beneath the changing surface of life. In seeking to go beyond the limits set by the conventions of realism, the book combines an account of everyday life with a sense of its hidden dimensions. This edition contains a revised and expanded introduction to the novel, focusing particularly on the combination of realism and symbolism or myth that characterizes Pavese's writing. The edition also contains a bibliography, notes and vocabulary which should serve to make the text more readily accessible to students at both the high school and university level.
Here is a fine quick-reference source for language students, teachers, and translators. The 501 most commonly used Italian verbs are listed in table form, one verb per page, and conjugated in all tenses, identified by English infinitive forms. Verbs are both regular and irregular, and are presented alphabetically for easy reference. Added material related to verbs and verb usage is also presented, including lists of hundreds more regular verbs, idiomatic verb usage, and more.
A handbook of spoken Italian provides information on pronunciation, accent, diminutives, superlatives, proper forms of address, basic constructions, and idioms
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
A New Look at Language
The HarperCollins Italian Concise Dictionary, 4th Edition offers up-to-date coverage of contemporary Italian -- from avian flu to PDA, antiglobalizzazione to scafista
Special entries throughout highlight aspects of Italian life and culture
The exclusive KEYWORD feature provides extra help with translating the most essential vocabulary
The indispensable Italian in Action supplement teaches how to speak and write in fluent, natural Italian
The most up-to-date and easy-to-use pocket dictionary availableClear color layout for maximum ease of useKEYWORD feature -- extra help with translating the most essential vocabularyOver 70,000 translationsUnique games section that helps readers have fun while learning