Developed by Elaine Vertucci Baran
An Independent Approach to Learning Italian!
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.
* 7.6 hours of audio, 10 units
* 124-page text
* Basic sentences and dialogs
* Greetings, numbers, time, calendar, weather
* Professions, meals, places to go, shopping, family members, travel
* Answer, mixed, and substitution drills
* Grammar exercises and writing awareness
* Subject pronouns, present tense verbs (singular and plural)
* Masculine/feminine plural of nouns, definitive articles
* Plural possessive forms, singular adjectives, plural adjectives
* Tests and answer keys
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.
Modern Spoken Italian originated as a college curriculum for students learning Italian. Unable to find course materials that emphasized competence in natural communication, the author decided to develop her own. This audio/text course offers an independent study approach to active Italian communication.
Enhanced PDF Features
The Audio Forum® Difference: Audio Forum® PDF books are enhanced with links to MP3 audio files. Speaker icons in the text allow you to hear the corresponding audio. The MP3 files can also be loaded onto your MP3-compatible CD player or digital media player. The PDF books may be read (without enhanced features) on tablet computers. A 10-inch or larger screen is recommended.
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