The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You'll be speaking and understanding in no time flat! Italian Level 2 Lessons 1-5 builds on material taught in prior lessons. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Each lesson contains practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension and on learning to speak Italian.
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"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." (AudioFile magazine)
The Pimsleur method - just listening to and repeating phrases without a textbook and without a grammar book, is probably the closest way to naturally learning a foreign language imaginable. And, above all: it works marvelously. I use the course twice daily while commuting and the progress and the ease are amazing, I have never learned a foreign language so effortlessly.
"Best for becoming conversational"
I've been listening to various programs over the last few weeks in preparation for an upcoming solo trip to Italy, including the innovative learning series, and this is probably the best for becoming conversational the fastest. I feel that other programs complement this approach, as I also want to be able to read Italian, but I feel that Pimsleur's structured repetition approach is the most like learning a language in situ. I have a basic foundation now, and Pimsleur is taking me to the next level in actually speaking, which is exactly what I was looking for.
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