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Routledge Intensive Italian Course (Routledge Intensive Language Courses) [Kindle Edition]

Anna Proudfoot , Tania Batelli Kneale , Daniela Treveri Gennari , Anna Di Stefano
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'Ultimately, the Routledge Intensive Italian Course does what it says on the cover: it allows motivated students to acquire a range of skills fast.' - Times Education Supplement

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This intensive foundation course in Italian is designed for students with no previous knowledge of the language. Accompanying audio material containing dialogues, listening exercises and pronunciation practice is available to purchase separately in CD format. These two audio CDs are designed to work alongside the accompanying book.


Students using the Routledge Intensive Italian Course will practise the four key skills of language learning - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - and will acquire a thorough working knowledge of the structures of Italian. The Routledge Intensive Italian Course takes students from beginner to intermediate level in one year.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9932 KB
  • Print Length: 456 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; Bilingual edition (15 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CDUX4E4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I am posting this review merely to underscore the fact that the BOOKS and the two 2 CDs accompanying the Routledge Intensive language courses are often SOLD SEPARATELY. This is often NOT CLEAR on Amazon and other websites.

For those of you who purchase the CDs only, you can often find the TRANSCRIPT of the Routledge Intensive courses on the Routledge website. Translations of the Routledge Intensive dialogues are not offered either in the text books or in the transcripts on the website.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars CDs are essential to this book... and expensive 21 Dec 2012
By Jen
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If you buy this book you have to get the CDs as well, as the book makes no sense without them, the CDs cost about £50.
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5.0 out of 5 stars good value purchase 9 Jun 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This was a very good value purchase to go with the language discs I have, I was missing the course book. Only started work on it and it seems excellent.
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Need Audio CDs? 11 Sep 2009
Format:Paperback
ISBN for the CDs is 0415240816. ISBN for the Workbook is 0415240794.

The CDs are not intended to be found in the book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not very useful for self-instruction. 25 Mar 2006
By Bostonian Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I had high hopes for it because I really like Anna Proudfoot's Modern Italian Grammar. I ordered this book for purposes of self-instruction. Unfortunately, although the format of the book is attractive in many ways, this book is not really suitable for self-instruction. Partly this is a problem with Routledge's marketing: nothing in Routledge's blurb about the book indicates that you MUST have the CDs in order to really use this book because most of the exercises are based on the audio portion, and there are no transcripts of the audio in the text. So, the book and the CDs need to be bought together--probably with the workbook as well. Since Routledge gives you no indication about the content of the CDs--for instance, how many hours of instruction they contain--it is hard to know whether they are a good buy or not, and I don't want to spend $75.00 or so just to find out.

Another thing that really annoys me about this book is that you have to look up virtually all the vocabulary words yourself in the glossary or a dictionary, rather than having a certain vocabulary to master provided in each chapter. There is a vocabulary section at the end of the chapter, but it contains only a very small number of the words actually used in the chapter. Looking everything up slows down the learning process and makes it feel cumbersome.

So, while this book may well be good for use in the classroom, I cannot recommend it for those who are attempting to learn Italian on their own. (I would recommend Proudfoot's Modern Italian Grammar, however, if you want to come to serious grips with grammar. Better still is Denise de Rome's Soluzioni: A Practical Guide to Italian Grammar). I wish I had better suggestions for self-instruction than the usual Pimsleur, Barron's, etc., all of which are quite good in their ways, but only give you an elementary introduction.
4.0 out of 5 stars Attention: Textbook and 2 cds are sold separately ! 18 May 2013
By Jamais sans mon minou - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I am posting this review merely to underscore the fact that the BOOKS and the two 2 CDs accompanying the Routledge Intensive language courses are often SOLD SEPARATELY. This is often NOT CLEAR on Amazon and other websites.

For those of you who purchase the CDs only, you can often find the TRANSCRIPT of the Routledge Intensive courses on the Routledge website. Translations of the Routledge Intensive dialogues are not offered either in the text books or in the transcripts on the website.
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