50 Ways to Improve your Italian: Teach Yourself

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Hodder & Stoughton, Aug 27, 2010 - Foreign Language Study - 160 pages
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Do you have a working knowledge of Italian, but want to improve? Allow this book to come to your rescue and eliminate basic errors and slips of the pen. Each one of 50 top tips for improving your spoken and written Italian is presented and analysed across a whole double page, with explanations as to where and why people sometimes go wrong. The tips are grouped into grammar, spelling, false friends, pronunciation and cultural faux pas sections. There's even free downloadable audio content available to help you with your pronunciation.

Polish your Italian with this brand new series from Teach Yourself - the No. 1 brand in language learning. 50 ways to improve your Italian touches all essential bases and is divided into easily digestible sections.

Learn effortlessly with an easy-to-read page design and interactive features:

Only got a minute?
A 60-second introduction to Italian to get you started.

Only got five minutes?
Get to grips with Italian and its common pitfalls even if you're short of time.

Only got ten minutes?
Use your free time wisely to learn something about the Italian language.

Insights
Instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on Valeria Malandra's many years of experience.

Test yourself
Tests online to keep track of your progress.

Articles
Extra information to keep you motivated.

Summaries
Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts.

Grammar
Easy-to-follow building blocks to give you a clear understanding.

Pronunciation
Don't sound like a tourist - polish your pronunciation before you go.

Audio
Downloadable audio support online to help with key areas - iPod/MP3 compatible.For your free audio download please visit: www.hodder.co.uk/TYLfreedownloads

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User Review  - danrk - LibraryThing

This book is packed with practical advise for getting structure correct, making sure your words are chosen correctly (when to ignore your English intuition), and for correct pronunciation. It was very easy to read through and I use it as a reference as I continue to learn. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Valeria Malandra is a native speaker with extensive experience of teaching, translating and interpreting Italian. She currently teaches at the University of Surrey.

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