Italianissimo One, New Edition, 2 Vol set

A Multi-Media Course for Beginners Learning Italian, Contains 4 Audio CDs
[Italian & English]

By: Denise De Rome
March 2014
Pearson Education
Distributed by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781406676136 (set ISBN)
275 Pages, Illustrated
$125.00 Paper Original


The ideal introduction to everyday Italian for beginners, Italianissimo 1 will help you develop your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills whether you are learning at home or in a class. With an emphasis on enjoying Italy and all it has to offer in terms of art, architecture, food and everyday culture, you will learn all the language you need to make the most of your time abroad. Its unique twin-track approach allows you to decide how you want to learn. Choose either the quicker route, concentrating on communication, or the more detailed route if you wish to understand the language and grammar in more depth. Italianissimo 1 can help you reach the equivalent level of a first qualification, such as GCSE.

Course Book

  • Ten structured units present the main language of the course
  • Additional grammar and exercise sections are provided at regular intervals to reinforce learning

288-page, full-colour course book (available separately or as part of the language pack, which also contains the audio cassettes or CDs)


  • Authentic dialogues and interviews allow you to hear native Italian speakers using everyday language
  • Useful, everyday topics help you to reinforce your listening and speaking skills in context

4 x 75-minute audio CD

The book (9780563519065) $39.50 and audio CDs (9780563519270) $87.50 are also available to buy separately.