This course is designed for those who really want to learn Italian but are daunted by the prospect of complicated grammar, classes and coursebooks.
It starts right from the beginning and explains everything in simple English.
There are hints throughout to make learning easy and you can learn at your own pace with plenty of practice of each new point.
It is a friendly introduction to the language which should help you to understand and speak Italian sufficiently well to function effectively in basic everyday situations, both business and social.
The course also offers an insight into Italian culture and by the end of the course you should be able to communicate in a wide range of real-life situations and have all the practical information you need to enjoy your next trip to Italy.
The book (0-340-87015-x) is accompanied by two CDs or cassettes (0-340-87014-1 or 0-340-87013-3) which are available separately or in a pack with the book (0-340-87012-5 or 0-340-87011-7).