Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation, Premium Third Edition

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Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation, Premium Third Edition by Marcel Danesi

Master conversation with this bestselling workbook for learners of Italian

Learn to speak Italian as fluently as Italians do―an indispensable guide, now with a timely new chapter on remote communication

Whether you're learning Italian now at an intermediate level or looking to brush up on your Italian conversational skills, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation offers a unique and effective way to learn to speak the language fluently and spontaneously. You'll get a handle on sentence building right away, through extensive exercises that let you practice what you've learned through engaging dialogues and numerous real-life examples.

Based on the successful approach of the Practice Makes Perfect series, Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation, Premium Third Edition is organized around 11 units that present specific conversational functions, from Striking Up a Conversation to Giving Opinions, each exemplified with short dialogues that are also available as audio recordings via app. The units provide you the opportunity not simply to converse, but to build and support your knowledge of the language with essential instruction on correct pronunciation, grammar, syntax and word usage.

  • Proven approach to learning helps you get a handle on Italian conversation right away, and build on your learnings as you go
  • Supported by audio recordings, via app, of all 60 dialogues, plus numerous exercise answers
  • 850 exercise questions help you practice what you've learned through dialogues and practical examples
  • A special conversational "markers" table in the index shows important elements of conversation that have no exact equivalents in English
  • NEW: Includes a timely chapter on remote communication (video conferencing)

Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Conversation, Premium Third Edition - About the Author

Professor Marcel Danesi, PhD. is a Professor and undergraduate coordinator in the Department of Semeiotics and Communication, and Anthropology at Victoria College in the University of Toronto. He also holds an appointment at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) as a professor and researcher in bilingual education, and is a director at the Research in Forensic Semiotics (RIFS) Unit at Victoria College. Previously, he has held positions at Rutgers University, University of Rome, and the Catholic University of Milan, and the University of Lugano. Professor Danesi is interested in the ancientness of puzzles and their use in cultures and role in human affairs as tests of intelligence; and popular culture and how they inform social evolution. In addition to teaching, he is an author and editor, having penned several textbooks and books that have been featured in the New York Times, and Toronto Star, including the best-seller The Puzzle Instinct: The Meaning of Puzzles in Human Life. In 1998, Professor Danesi was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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    21.59 x 1.91 x 27.31 cm

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    18 Jan. 2023

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