Complete Language Pack Italian
From DK CANADA
About the Product
This new language course from DK is perfect for travelers!
Combining the solid grounding of a practical language teaching course with the instant accessibility of a phrasebook, each Complete Language Pack is structured around simple conversations used in everyday situations. The courses cover basic vocabulary and grammar in sixty fifteen-minute daily units. Pronunciation guides and the audio CDs make speaking easy, and "cover and test" flaps and flashcards reinforce learning and make testing yourself fun.
Teaching what you need to know fast — arranged thematically, with simple conversations based on real-life situations, Complete Language Pack Italian includes the bestselling 15-Minute Language Course, Visual Phrase Book, and three audio CDs.
With a pronunciation guide for every word and phrase, a two-way dictionary that provides ready reference on the go, and a phrase book including useful cultural tips, Complete Language Pack Italian is ideal for both business and vacation travelers.
Here’s another great resource to learn a new language in your spare time. Complete Language Pack Italian will guide you – 15 minutes a day – to learn Italian for your next trip in Italy or for an outing to the Italian section of your city.
I was raised for a number of years in an Italian section in Montreal more specifically in St-Léonard. I went to school with French, English and Italian speaking kids. I never really picked it up though I can find similarities with my mother tongue – French. More recently, after spending over a month at a specific campsite in Toronto, I could hear a lot of Italian and wished I could understand the conversations.
The kit comes with numerous tools; cds, book to accompany the lessons, easy grammar booklet as well as a visual phrase book. The first two CDs contains the lessons you will find in the book. In twelve weeks, you can covered all the basics conversational phrases to help you communicate with the Italian speaking people. It only takes you five minutes a day for five days in a row to complete a lesson. In each lesson, you will get some warm ups, some say it exercises, introductory paragraphs as well as cultural or conversational tips. You will also go through a review and repeat section for each lesson.
The third CD is an audio guide to the Italian Visual Phrase Book. You can either listen to the CD alone or with the book. This will help you to improve your pronunciation and build your vocabulary in the language.
Learning another language is a great skill to develop when you want to be able to converse with other people from another country. Not only is it beneficial when travelling but it could become an asset for your workplace as well. I want to encourage my kids to learn other languages as they grow up. We will start and concentrate with Spanish simply because we could have the opportunity of going on mission trips as a family. But I think it would be good to learn other languages as well like Italian for example and maybe German. Italian is another language based on Latin so in a way picking it up might be easy for me because of my French upbringing. And as homeschoolers it is easy for us to incorporate learning a different language as we drive or simply by using an iPod.
I know that there is other products out there to help you learn a new language but most often the price is ridiculously high. This specific product is quite reasonable in price and the quality attached to it is impressive. You can listen and repeat with the “teachers” without worrying about not being able to go back in the lesson. Anytime you want you can listen again the lesson to practice or revise it.
I was able to upload the lessons without problem on my iPod. Then you can take the book with you wherever you go and do a lesson when you have about five minutes. I would not suggest to do it while you are driving unless you have gone through the lesson once already. I find it beneficial to do the lesson once with the book so you can see the phonetic of the words at the same time. Then you can redo the lesson multiple times during the day if you want to.
Complete Language Pack Italian is great tool to help you learn a new language. All you will need is to find a friend to practice with or go explore the Italian section of your city. Once you know the basics, you can continue practicing with books or television if you want to.
The Complete Language Pack Italian is available at your favourite bookstore, even at amazon.ca and amazon.com.
Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned products for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.