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The Pimsleur(R) Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable- simple to use- Pimsleur works so you dont have to. This complete Italian course includes all of Levels I, II, III, and the Plus program - 50 hours of spokenMoreThe Pimsleur(R) Method has worked for millions all over the world. Totally portable- simple to use- Pimsleur works so you dont have to. This complete Italian course includes all of Levels I, II, III, and the Plus program - 50 hours of spoken language practice and three hours of reading instruction. With this product you start from zero, learning first survival phrases and vocabulary, and eventually progressing to a highintermediate level of speaking, understanding, and reading the Italian language. Every lesson contains an introductory conversation and isolated vocabulary and structures, as well as full practice of all vocabulary introduced. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Italian. Reading Lessons are included at the end of Unit 30 for each Level. These lessons, which total about three hours, are designed to first give you practice sounding out Italian, then to progress to reading for meaning. They also provide extensive additional vocabulary. Before you know it, youll be reading Italian with the ease and flexibility of a native speaker. A PDF file containing the combined Reading Booklets to be used with the audio lessons is included. At the completion of this course, youll speak confidently using your wideranging Italian vocabulary, and experience the language and culture with a deepening insight into a new world. About the Italian LanguageItalian is the official language of Italy and San Marino, and an official language of Switzerland, Croatia, and Slovenia. It is spoken by about 58 million in Italy, 24,000 in San Marino, 840,000 in Switzerland, another million in other European countries, and 5 million in North and South America.