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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.
While other premium computer-based language courses offer only the means to learn to speak, with Audio-Forum®, you'll not only speak fluently, you'll also master reading, writing, and grammar skills at a scholarly level — all with the confidence and polish of a native Italian speaker. After all, diplomats have proven for years that this method works!
This FSI Audio-Forum® Course Features:
*8.5 hours of audio, 30 units
*635-page text plus 352-page manual
*Practical dialogs and conversations
*Word stress, intonation, and accent
*Accurate vowel pronunciation
*Contrast of oral and nasal vowels
*Understanding of infinitives, verbs, and past tense
*Manipulation, correction, and reinforcement
*Oral and written drills
*Instructor's manual for frame items and responses, test items and answers, classroom
* Instructor's manual for tests and classroom
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.
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System Requirements for Enhanced PDF Features
Mac® OS X® 10.5-10.8
512 MB RAM
Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP
233 MHz or faster processor
128 MB RAM
Additional Courses Available through Audio-Forum®:
Modern Spoken Italian Part A
Modern Spoken Italian Part B