Complete Italian (Learn Italian with Teach Yourself)

Complete Italian (Learn Italian with Teach Yourself)

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Do you want to develop a solid understanding of Italian and communicate confidently with others?
Through authentic conversations, vocabulary building, grammar explanations and extensive practice and review, Complete Italian will equip you with the skills you need to use Italian in a variety of settings and situations, developing your cultural awareness along the way.

What will I achieve by the end of the course?
By the end of Complete Italian you will have a solid intermediate-level grounding in the four key skills - reading, writing, speaking and listening - and be able to communicate with confidence and accuracy.

Is this course for me?
If you want to move confidently from beginner to intermediate level, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the beginner classroom. It can also be used as a refresher course.

What do I get?
-25 learning units plus verbs reference and word glossary and revision section
-Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick
-Teaches the key skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking
-Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner
-Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Italy
-Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
-Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Italian
-Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

*Complete Italian maps from Novice Low to Advanced Low level proficiency of ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and from A1 Beginner to B1/B2 Upper Intermediate level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

What else can I use to learn Italian?
If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Italian Absolute Beginner course: 9781444174717
If you want to take your Italian further, you should try our Perfect Your Italian: 9781444151053

This pack includes a full-colour book and two MP3 CD-ROMs of audio material. You can also stream the audio from or download the Teach Yourself Library app to listen offline.

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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 440 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 26mm | 540g
  • Teach Yourself
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Revised ed.
  • illustrations
  • 1444177346
  • 9781444177343
  • 46,177

Table of contents

: Introduction
: 01 Excuse me!
: 02 Out and about in town
: 03 What's your name?
: 04 How much is it?
: 05 The interview
: 06 At the station
: 07 At the restaurant
: 08 At the hotel
: 09 On the phone
: 10 Work and spare time
: 11 Daily necessities and preferences
: 12 I'm looking for accommodation
: 13 Everyday life
: 14 I'd like some information
: 15 What did you do today?
: 16 Do you like travelling?
: 17 So many things to do!
: 18 What present to give?
: 19 Study and work
: 20 How do you feel?
: 21 Plans: holidays, music, art
: 22 Then and now
: 23 No need to be polite!
: 24 Do you need any help?
: 25 Exchange of opinions
: Taking it further
: Testing yourself
: Key to the exercises
: Key to the tests
: Glossary of grammatical terms
: Italian-English vocabulary
: English-Italian vocabulary
: Grammar index
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About Lydia Vellaccio

Lydia Vellaccio and Maurice Elston have both taught Italian for many years. They have co-authored numerous Italian courses.
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