Be at home in Italian.
Do you want to have more meaningful conversations in Italian?
Do you want to feel comfortable in a variety of situations?
Using authentic conversations between native speakers as a basis, this course will help you to improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy talking and understand what is said. You will be introduced to more colloquial Italian so you will sound more natural when speaking and gain confidence.
Is this course for me?
If you already know some Italian and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It is a great refresher course, as well as being an easy way to build upon and improve your existing Italian. Taking you from a good intermediate level (level B2 of the Common European Framework), this course helps you to progress up to C1 by offering:
Carefully levelled and sequenced material - a solid path to build up your knowledge.
Quality listening and reading input - day-to-day conversations but also speeches, interviews and newspaper articles.
Fluency building - reach a level where you can discuss sophisticated ideas in Italian.
Full of authentic texts and dialogues about complex subjects, this course covers a wide range of topics of the sort you will want to talk about when in Italy and teaches you the kind of everyday language and features of speech that will enable you to communicate with confidence and feel comfortable taking part in conversation with native speakers of Italian. The choice of material aims to give you something of the flavour of Italy today and each unit is based around a single theme with lively interviews and conversations on the accompanying recording. There are activities based on the interviews and texts to help you remember what you've learnt and put your knowledge into practice. The units are divided into sessions - to help you organize your learning time and break up the material into manageable chunks - and there are reminders throughout to refresh your memory of points you have learnt.
Learn effortlessly with new, easy-to-read page design and interactive features:
Not got much time?
One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started.
Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience.
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.
Easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking.
Read and listen to everyday dialogues to help you speak and understand fast.
Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress.
Extend your knowledge
Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the culture and history of France.
Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
Sylvia Lymbery studied Italian at university. She lived and worked in Italy for many years and has taught Italian to students at every level, both in the UK and in Italy. She is the author of several Italian courses.