Pimsleur English for Italian Speakers Level 2 CD: Learn to Speak and Understand English as a Second Language with Pimsleur Language Programs (Comprehensive) (Italian Edition)
- Publish Date: 1999-12-31
- Binding: Audio CD
- Author: Pimsleur
The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn English
Whether you want to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of whats going on in the world around you, learning English will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life.
The best part is that it doesnt have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically-proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If youve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didnt stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try.
- Quick + Easy Only 30 minutes a day.
- Portable + Flexible Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life.
- Proven Method Works when other methods fail.
- Self-Paced Go fast or go slow its up to you.
- Based in Science Developed using proven research on memory and learning.
- Cost-effective Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers.
- Genius Triggers your brains natural aptitude to learn.
- Works for everyone Recommended for ages 13 and above.
- 30, 30-minute audio lessons
- 60 minutes of reading instruction to provide you practice reading English
- In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers
- a Reading Booklet and Users Guide
What Youll Learn
Builds upon skills taught in Pimsleurs English for Italian Speakers Level 1.
In the first 10 lessons youll begin using the past tense. Structures become more complex and informal speech is introduced. Soon youll take part in conversations about ordering meals, shopping, and local attractions. As you progress, your fluency will increase as your vocabulary expands.
The next 10 lessons will allow you to further combine and build upon known elements, and produce longer and more complex sentences. Youll be discussing business and social activities, expressing your interests, and talking about the weather.
In the final 10 lessons youll double your vocabulary and have several hundred structures to draw upon. Youll learn to express yourself with relative structures faster, slower, etc. Youll be able to ask for assistance in many situations and to ask for directions to various locations. Youll explore sports and leisure activities, manage changing money and banking, and discuss travel plans. By the end of the program, youll be speaking at a mid-intermediate level with near-native pronunciation, and youll be comfortable meeting most social demands and limited job requirements.
Reading Lessons, which build upon the language skills acquired in Level 1, are included beginning in Lesson 9. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to give you practice reading English. A Reading Booklet to be used with the audio lessons is also included in PDF format.
The Pimsleur Method
We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his secrets:
The Principle of Anticipation
In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind.
Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We dont overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson.
Graduated Interval Recall
Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory.
You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture.
Learning in Context
Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success.
The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in Italian.
The English Language
Approximately 375 million people speak English around the world and there are more than 50 countries where English is the primary language spoken, including in Australia, Canada, the Commonwealth Caribbean, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. This course teaches Standard American English as spoken in the US. Instruction is in Italian.
- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.