The best Italian coursebooks?

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ambrozai
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The best Italian coursebooks?

Post by ambrozai » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:10 pm

Hi,

I would like to learn Italian. Presently I'm looking for a decent Italian coursebook with voice samples (CDs) that is suitable for home study as I would study the language at home, on my own. Could you please, recommend me a few good Italian coursebooks (or CDs or computer programs)? I am a complete beginner, so I would need ones that start with the Italian alphabet and the pronunciation of the letters :-)

Thank you,
Attila

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Post by Devery » Sat Jun 13, 2009 3:39 am

To me the best lessons out there are from Living Language. You say you are a beginner? I'd recommend Living Language Complete Italian: The Basics http://www.randomhouse.com/livinglangua ... 1400024162 If you are a little versed in the basics of Italian, Living Language Beyond The Basics is the book for you. http://www.randomhouse.com/livinglangua ... bn=Italian
Trust me. I have a thousand books in Italian. This is the fastest, most streamlined way to learn MORE.

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Alex V.
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Assimil

Post by Alex V. » Sat Jun 20, 2009 3:31 pm

For starting Italian from scratch as you describe, I recommend the Assimil method. Based on dialogues by actors and going all the way up to advanced level (in the second book). In bocca al lupo!

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