FSI: Italian Phonology (MP3/PDF)

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Italian

Phonology
Foreign Service Institute

Department of State
The Course Used by Diplomats

Learn Italian the proven way--just like a diplomat!
Over the years, Audio Forum® customers have used our courses to learn Italian in as little as 25 minutes a day, entirely on their own. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to achieve fluency in Italian using this proven audio/text method.
Proper pronunciation is an essential aspect of speaking Italian. Although this course may be used at any stage of learning, it is especially valuable for those who already have some familiarity with the language, but want to pronounce it more authentically. With Audio-Forum®, you'll master Italian with the confidence and polish of a native speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!

This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
* 10.5 hours of audio, 30 units
* 277-page text
* Practical dialogs and conversations
* Word stress, intonation, and accent
* Accurate vowel pronunciation
* Contrast of oral and nasal vowels
* Understanding infinitives
* Understanding verbs and past tense
* Manipulation, correction, and reinforcement
* Oral and written drills

The U.S. State Department's Foreign Service Institute developed full-length courses specifically for diplomats, the very people who must learn a language quickly and effectively. Having worked with FSI authors and instructors, these courses have been fully tested through usage before release to the public. For over 40 years, Audio-Forum® has been the original and most trusted source for Foreign Service Institute language courses.

About the Language
Italian is often considered the world's most beautiful spoken language, and is part of a cultural heritage including art, architecture, food, literature, and music. It is a Romanic language, one of a group of languages descended from Latin. There are over 60 million native speakers of Italian worldwide in Italy, San Marino, Malta, Switzerland, and many other countries.

Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
* Modern Spoken Italian Part A
* Modern Spoken Italian Part B

Italian Phonology is based on Programmatic Italian Volume 1.