Learn how to speak Italian
Italian is a Romance language
spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino,
Vatican City, as a second language in Albania, Malta,
Slovenia and Croatia, by minorities in Crimea, Eritrea,
France, Libya, Monaco, Montenegro, Romania and Somalia, and
by expatriate communities in Europe, in the Americas and in
Australia. Many speakers are native bilinguals of both
standardized Italian and other regional languages.
According to the Bologna statistics of the European Union,
Italian is spoken as a native language by 65 million people
in the EU (13% of the EU population), mainly in Italy, and
as a second language by 14 million (3%). Including the
Italian speakers in non-EU European countries (such as
Switzerland and Albania) and on other continents, the total
number of speakers is around 85 million.
language course was developed by The Foreign Services
institute. It is meant to be used as a crash course in
a foreign language for basic conversational ability by a
foreign traveler or diplomat. It is an introductory
course meant for beginners and includes basic conversational
language by native speakers.
consists of 529 lessons in mp3 format, with multiple student texts
in PDF format of over 3,200 pages. Adobe Reader is
required to view the PDF files, while the mp3 files can be
listened to by any audio player on your PC.
time of course: 51 hours, 50 minutes, 48 seconds.
A must have resource for any foreign traveler!
Please note, this disk is only for use in your computer's
drive! It will NOT play in the DVD Player hooked up to
your TV or the CD player in your car!
This is a DVD-ROM disk, so you need a DVD-ROM drive on your
PC to play it.
This disk contains this
foreign language course in MP3 format. This is not for
use in your CD player, it is not for your DVD player, even
if they play MP3 disks. This disk is only formatted to
be opened in your computer. You have to insert this
disk in your PC, click on "My Computer" and click on the
disk to open the files. You can copy the MP3 files to
your PC, and then load them on to any MP3 player of your
choice. Please note: that if you try to
play this disk on anything other than your computer, it