The second volume of the Easy Italian series aims at helping you thoroughly understand Italian grammar with lots of examples and exercises, acquire new vocabulary and new communication skills that will allow you to interact with mother tongue Italians in a wider range of situations.
All the dialogues and the vocabulary lists that you'll find in this book are also available online on www.italianglot.com for you to listen to (and download).
You'll also be able to use a self-evaluation system so that you'll know at the end of each lesson, if you need to go back and review it or if you're ready to move on to the next step. Half way through this course and then again at the end of it, a test will allow you to check your level and make sure that you've achieved the results you were aiming for.
If you can already speak and understand basic Italian or you've completed the beginner's course, you can take the next step with this elementary level.
By the end of this course you will be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment), communicate on familiar and routine matters, describe in simple terms aspects of your background, your past experiences, and matters in areas of immediate need and you will be able to develop the following communication skills and talk about these topics:
Memories and habits in the past
Describe people, things and situations in the past
Clothes and accessories
Science and Technology
The seasons and the months of the year
Holidays and celebrations
Media and communication
Health issues and healthy lifestyles
Jobs and professions
Cooking and food
Giving and receiving directions
So let's start ! Study a bit every day and have fun !