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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Recommended Italian Language Books

Are you planning a trip to Italy this winter or spring? Start learning a few words and phrases early. Last week I recommended some online Italian language resources. Here are some great books (and stocking stuffers for your favorite traveler):



Schaum’s Outlines in both Italian Grammar and Italian Vocabulary are very thorough. The answers are in the back and they can take the place of a more expensive college textbook.

Living Language has some strong series of CDs. I recommend DriveTime Italian which has 4 hours of lessons on 4 CDs.

Linea diretta: Corso di italiano per principianti is an immersion text that is hard to find, but if you google it, some online sellers have it. It comes with a CD and uses complete immersion technique for language acquisition.

For more recommendations, check out my Amazon store (and help support this blog!)

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