3 Minute Italian - Book 1

A complete course in Italian for the busy learner
by Kieran Ball

Publisher: 3 Minute Languages

Series: 3 Minute Italian

Publication Date: August 04, 2016

ISBN: 1230001300970

Binding: Kobo eBook

Availability: eBook

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Hello and welcome to “3 Minute Languages”

My aim with this series of books is to make languages accessible to anybody regardless of age, educational background or "aptitude" for learning.

My method for teaching languages is simple but effective. It works for anybody, no matter what your requirements. I have been teaching foreign languages for over ten years and I’ve taught a wide range of students of all ages and backgrounds, including students with learning difficulties, so I know my method is accessible to absolutely anyone, with no exception.

With these books, it’s almost as if you have your very own language tutor at your beck and call. Take them with you wherever you are and have a quick read when you find yourself with three minutes to spare. You will be amazed at how much your language skills will develop after just a few minutes a day of study.

How does the method work?

In these books, I’ve broken down the learning process into stages. I understand that the main aim of any language learner is to be able to speak and understand the language as quickly as possible so the first stage is to give you the most useful words in your chosen language and show you how to put them together into phrases. This gets you speaking straight away and you’ll be learning to say things that you’re actually going to need to say. Before the end of the first lesson you will already be forming sentences in whichever language you choose.

Then, once you’ve grasped the fundamentals of the language (which won’t take very long) I’ll begin to add structure. The structure of any language is called its ‘grammar’ and I’ll explain all this in a simple and easy to understand manner, and by knowing the structure you’ll be able to talk about anything you want. At the same time I’ll constantly be adding new vocabulary and showing you techniques to remember it all.

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