The Quickstart Italian App introduces you to Italian and allows you to learn the basics fast – with a fun, interactive approach. It breaks down key language into manageable chunks and lets you listen to and practise the language yourself, using interactive activities and quizzes.
The App features 14 episodes based on a storyline following three friends on a city break, focusing on essential everyday language and including support activities.
Each episode features:
- Time to listen
Sets the scene and introduces language needed to get the gist of the first conversation – with options for subtitles.
- Time to reflect
Explains step-by-step the language heard, pulling out words and phrases and translating them, and explaining the grammar, culture and word association.
- Time to kickstart
Fully interactive – allows you to practise the language by constructing sentences. Record yourself speaking the language and compare to a native speaker.
- Time to recap
A quiz game based on flashcards with feedback.
- Vocabulary and language notes with useful hyperlinks from selected words and phrases to help you get a thorough grounding in the basics.
The Quickstart Italian App also features a grammar guide and an interactive phrase book so that you can record yourself and really perfect your pronunciation.
**An external microphone is needed with some older models of iPod Touch.**