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The most extraordinary learning experience of my life. – Emma Thompson, in the Guardian Do you want to be able to express yourself in French with confidence and fluency? Insider’s Italian offers a genuine perspective on Italophone culture, opinions and language use so that you can speak confidently on topical issues that are key to the Italian speaker today.
This intermediate Italian conversation course, devised for all intermediate-level learners will advance your overall fluency, listening comprehension and conversation skills, expand your vocabulary and improve your grammar. Through authentic, lively conversations around engaging topics, and the unique Michel Thomas Method for learning, this course focuses on the colloquial language and conversation strategies used by native Italian speakers so that you can fit in and communicate more naturally.
I am the architect who builds the house; it’s up to you to decorate it. – Michel Thomas
Michel Thomas, the preeminent language teacher, always said that learners start by mastering basic structures (as in his Foundation and Intermediate courses), which provide the bare walls of the house, but that it was up to us, the learners, to decorate it in our own personal way. Insider’s Italian reflects Michel Thomas’s ‘Phase two’ courses which were offered at his New York language school and focused on building the language and skills to use the language confidently in authentic contexts – the tools with which to decorate their houses.
Insider’s Italian includes:
* Twenty authentic conversations around a comprehensive range of subjects that reflect contemporary Italian culture
* Language plus: conversation strategies, pronunciation, and intonation to help learners express themselves naturally
* Listening and speaking practice tohelp learners progress to the next level
* Cultural insights into the unspoken rules of the language
WHAT IS NEXT?
Generally, this is the recommended order for the Michel Thomas Method language courses:
2. Language Builder
4. Vocabulary Course
To find out more about the method go to http://www.michelthomas.com PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying 100+ page book PDF will be available in your Library along with the audio.
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