Present day Italian is a relatively new language; Italy became a nation in only 1867, and even as recent as fifty years ago, many Italians only spoke their own regional language or dialect. Italy is still divided into regions. However nowadays everyone in Italy is able to speak standard Italian.
This 1-hour digital taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. Learn over 50 essential words at the heart of Italian and how to put them together to make yourself understood. From the very beginning you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself. During the course, you will join Michel Thomas himself and 2 students in a live lesson.
This 8-hour digital course is a powerful foundation on which to build a strong understanding of Italian. By actively engaging with the live lesson, your brain will begin to make the connections necessary to make the language really stick, and you will see significant results in a remarkably short period of time. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Italian. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours.
Language Builder Italian for improving students will deepen your understanding of Italian grammar while teaching authentic phrases and expressions in a one-to-one seminar with Michel Thomas. You will be able to express yourself more fully with idiomatic phrases and language that will give you the edge when it comes to communicating. This course consolidates everything youve learned in the Start and Foundation courses, recapping previous learning and building on it to grow your confidence. Or, if youre new to Michel Thomas but have some knowledge of Italian, its ideal for brushing up your language skills.