The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian, 3rd Edition Paperback – Sep 7 2004
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About the Author
GABRIELLE EUVINO, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide® to Learning Italian, has been teaching Italian since 1986 and is the president and founder of La Bella Lingua, an educational immersion program where students visit Italian historical landmarks while learning the language and culture of Italy. She teaches Italian at the Learning Annex in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
But, I had a very strong desire to be able to do just that. To go to Italy and be able to walk down the streets and stroll through the piazzas and experience this absolutely, amazing country with more than just my eyes. I wanted to be able to TALK with the people whom I have come to know as the most charming and generous people.
To learn the basics of the language, I used "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian" by Gabrielle Euvino. The book takes what I found to be an overwhelming information and lays it out like a sumptuous smorgasbord. First the antipasti (appetizers)- rules, structure and tense- the basics. Then the primi piatti (first courses) some phrases and building on more layers of nuance that is the Italian language. Continuing right through contorni and secondi piatti, and finally dolci. All together, an Italian language feast! This book has given me a great foundation on which to continue to build my love for Italy and the language.
Do not be overwhelmed. Buy it, read it at a comfortable pace and before long you are amore Italia-in love with Italy.
Ms. Euvino's love for the Ialian language and culture is quite apparent throughout the book. It is a "can do" book anbd her enthusiam for learning Italian is contagious. A wonderful resource. I recommend it highly.
Henry Urbanksi, Ph.D,
Director,Language Immersion Institute
State University of New York at New Paltz
Most recent customer reviews
About 3 years ago I began to teach myself Italian using Gabrielle's book First Edition. I have recently been using the Second Edition and I find it to be so much better in the way... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2001 by curlee
I have studied with Gabrielle in class and love her teaching methods and easy style of learning. Her book conveys the same feeling, with clear chapter outlines and clever examples... Read morePublished on Dec 18 2001 by Janie Wallace