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Score: 8/10 Pros: good coverage of basic phrases & conversational language; image-rich and multimedia-rich presentation; hear words and phrases spoken aloud, with a sense of how far you are from a native accent with speech recognition; helpful exercises connect ideas with words well, particularly for visual learners Cons: not quite the be-all-end-all of language learning; […]

Score: 5/10 Pros: a selection of funny (but few potentially relevant) Italian phrases for travelers; some amusing remarks about the cuisine, culture, and people of Italy; good for a laugh in Italian; ad hoc pronunciation given with every entry; very inexpensive Cons: limited selection of phrases compared to robust travel phrasebooks; nearly all phrases included […]

Score: 8/10 Pros: this shortened version of the all-audio Pimsleur Italian lessons introduces the basics of spoken Italian directly; the strengths of the complete Pimsleur course are still relevant to this version Cons: audio only; in many ways starts you off and leaves you at the beginner level; drawbacks of full Pimsleur course apply here […]

Score: 7/10 Pros: the positive points about Pimsleur are relevant to this course; you get a sample of the Pimsleur method in eight lessons; you’ll learn some basic words and phrases for everyday use; the package comes MP3 files to play as you go as well as the standard audio CDs; a booklet helps you […]

Score: 9/10 Pros: solid way to get immersion-style exposure to the Italian language from native Italian speakers; the conversations are presented in short chunks for you to digest and make associations between words; lots of cues allow you to respond to questions directed at you; plenty of audio practice activities interspersed throughout each lesson; entirely […]

Score: 8/10 pros: fairly well organized; great coverage of wide range of themes & situations; helpfully relevant to Italy; color-coded sections & blue Italian text make searches quick; intro to basic Italian grammar & Italian-English-Italian glossaries; nice extras include sample travel requests to send via e-mail, questions to ask, pics of gestures; although some of […]

Score: 5/10 pros: exposure to some simple Italian words & phrases; manages to include a decent number of phrases; audio CD complements phrase book by reading every phrase aloud; some travelers may find the extras mildly useful (intro & pronunciation guide); good reference index allows you to look up key words in a pinch cons: […]