Why Should I Learn to Speak Italian?

Why Should I Learn to Speak Italian? : The Strugglers' Guide to La Bella Lingua

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Find out why you should learn the world's most beautiful language, and how you can achieve fluency more effectively.

Gerry Dubbin is a native English-speaker who, after discovering the charms of Italy as a business traveller, set his mind and will to the goal of achieving fluency in Italian. Hoping to more fully enjoy the country, its culture, and the friendship and hospitality of its people, after numerous hours spent in language schools he hit a wall. Like so many language students, he found the kind of tuition available in his home country was not enough to help him develop crucial thinking and speaking skills. By thoroughly reviewing a wide range of alternative resources and techniques, he hit upon a simple but effective course of self-study that allowed him to finally become capable and confident in this enchanting language.

Here, Gerry explodes myths around conventional language-learning schools and debunks the exaggerated claims of the many resources that promise instant conversational ability. Through the story of how he learned Italian, you will learn some common-sense "secrets", as well as specific resources that you can use to approach fluency, just as he did. Along the way you'll find out more about Italy and its way of life, history, and culture. You'll also discover Treviso - the charming city where Gerry immersed himself in the final stage of his self-tuition plan to implant spoken Italian firmly in his mind.

In this book, you will experience the magic of the Italian language and discover how to not just speak it, but to think and feel it. Your journey to Italian fluency starts today!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 336g
  • English
  • 20 Illustrations
  • 0994598602
  • 9780994598608
  • 2,426,109