Start Italian

by Thomas, Michel, 1914-2005,

Language: English
Format: Book on CD 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
Location Collection Call #
Whitehall Public Library AudioBook Collection LANGUAGE Italian
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  AudioBook Collection
Call Number  LANGUAGE Italian
Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Italian and how to put them together to make yourself understood. This one-hour 'taster' course is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation Italian course and will get you speaking the language immediately: no books, no pens, no memorizing - just listen, connect and speak.

What's new?
This new edition includes remastered audio.

How does it work?
During the course, you will join Michel Thomas and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or memorizing. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.

Why is the method so successful?
The Michel Thomas Method was perfected over 50 years by celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas. This unique method works with your brain and draws on the principles of instructional psychology. Knowledge is structured and organised so that you assimilate the language easily and don't forget it. The method breaks down the language into building blocks that are introduced sequentially in such a way that you create your response and move on to ever-more-complex sentences. There is no need to stop for homework, additional exercises or vocabulary memorization, so you progress rapidly.

What's in the Course?*
Start Italian comprises one audio CD. It is the first hour of the eight-hour Foundation Italian course. The booklet is available to download from

*Note that the course content is the same as the previous Start Italian edition, but contains remastered audio.

Learn anywhere
Don't be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever you want: at home, in your car, or on the move with your MP3 player.

Where do I go next?
Foundation Italian (ISBN: 9781473692824) follows on from the Start Italian course with seven audio CDs and two audio review CDs.
Additional Information
Series Thomas, Michel, 1914-2005. Michel Thomas method.
Subjects Italian language -- Sound recordings for English speakers.
Italian language -- Self-instruction.
Italian language -- Spoken Italian.
Publisher [London] :Hachette UK :2018
Thomas Keymaster Languages LLC,
Other Titles Italian
Participants/Performers Instructor, Michel Thomas.
Language English
Notes Compact discs.
"The method that works with your brain"--Container.
"This Taster course is the first hour of the 8-hour Foundation Italian course"--Container.
Accompanying booklet for this course can be downloaded from the Internet.
Description 1 audio disc (approximately 1 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781473692817
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