I have just purchased the first course of Ultimate Italian from the Living Language series
Benvenuto Rainbow. Go for it! When I decided to begin seriously studying the language six years ago, I ran right out to the book store and purchased the Living Language series.
But, I have to tell you that was just the beginning (I can say that after many, many grammar books, magazines, audio tapes, movies, television, music, internet chat groups later!!!!
) There are so many ways to study a language...you simply have to treat language learning like a graduate program. The difference is that, instead of teachers spoon feeding you material as they do in highschool and college, in graduate school they say instead..."there is no reading assigned, but, over there is the library (and beyond that, the world)...go out and find your answers!"
Sono contenta di averti qui con noi! Let the learning begin!