The ideal introduction to everyday Italian for beginners, Italianissimo will help you develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills, whether you are learning at home or in a class. With its emphasis on enjoying Italy and all it has to offer culturally, Italianissimo will teach you all the language you need to make the most of your time abroad.
Its unique twin-track approach allows you to decide how you want to learn. Choose either the quicker route, concentrating on communication, or the more detailed route if you wish to understand the language and grammar in more depth.
Italianissimo can help you reach the equivalent level of a first qualification, such as GCSE. It includes a 279-page course book and four 75-minute audio CDs:
Ten structured units present the main language of the course, with additional grammar and exercise sections provided at regular intervals to reinforce learning.
Together with language explanations, the CDs include authentic dialogues and interviews recorded in Italy for the BBC TV series, so you will benefit from hearing native Italian speakers using practical, everyday language.
The book (9780563519065) and audio CDs (9780563519270) are also available to buy separately.