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Colloquial Italian

The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition

By Sylvia Lymbery

Routledge

368 pages

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Description

Colloquial Italian: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Italian as it is written and spoken today.

Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Italian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Colloquial Italian is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout.

Key features include:

A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar

An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises

Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations

Helpful cultural points

An overview of the sounds of Italian

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Italian is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Italian.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

About the Author

Sylvia Lymbery is jsut about to retire after a working life which saw her at one time heading up an international School in Oxford, and later teaching EFL in Italy for several years. Also author of Teach Yourself 'Improve Your Italian' and our own Colloquial Italian 2.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Italian
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism