This books contains the essential vocabulary to get you started on your way to fluency.
Italian beginner to intermediate vocabulary, with English translations.
We recommend this book to beginners and intermediate students. This book will take your vocabulary from roughly CEFR A1 to B1.
This book contains:
With this 2nd book in the series, you will increase your vocabulary from CEFR A2+ up to CEFR B2+ level.
This book is for intermediate speakers of Italian, meant for those who want to improve their Italian further. You will have similar vocabulary as an adult native speaker without higher education.
This book contains:
With this book, you will increase your vocabulary from roughly CEFR level B2 up to CEFR C2.
You will have a vocabulary close to an adult native speaker with higher education. You will be able to express yourself in a range of topics with ease.
This book contains:
With this book, you will further increase your vocabulary to CEFR C2+. This book is for advanced and near fluent speakers of Italian.
You will have similar vocabulary as an adult native speaker with higher education. Building further on the vocabulary of the previous books, you will be able to express yourself comfortably in a broad range of situations. You can understand 99% of spoken Italian and 98% of all Italian texts.
This book contains:
While it’s important to note it’s impossible to pin down these numbers and statistics with 100% accuracy, these are a global average of multiple sources. According to research, this is the amount of vocabulary needed for varying levels of fluency.
To measure language proficiency, we use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) ratings.
We believe in science. We believe that speaking a language in the shortest amount possible, is the #1 goal. Facts why our language books are so efficient:
Every scientific study out there starts with stating that subtitles are the best way to discover word frequencies that you will use in day to day situations.
"Previous evidence has shown that word frequencies calculated from corpora based on film and television subtitles can readily account for reading performance, since the language used in subtitles greatly approximates everyday language."*
Our dictionaries are made out analyzing millions of Italian subtitles. Subtitles are the best choice to find out how often you use a word. Subtitles correlate to both spoken and written texts, respectively 73% and 85%, according to science.
Other frequency lists often base themselves on written texts (e.g. newspapers, fiction novels, non-fiction books, etc.) While this helps discover the most common words, it lays the focus on written vocabulary.
Our frequency dictionaries are unique, because they cover both spoken and written vocabulary.
Remember studying a language in high-school? In most language learning programs, you start with the basics.
You go through each chapter, starting at 1. Chapters are divided thematically.
This approach is wrong. It is utterly ineffective.
Traditional learning methods are designed to make you able to handle yourself in a broad range of situation.
Traditional learning methods have you learn words like "throat" very early on.
But it's ranked as the #4455 most common word in Italian. Not very effective if you ask me.
Our frequency dictionaries teach you actual useful words, words that you are most likely to encounter and use in real life situations.
Our dictionaries contain phonetically written Italian entries.
If you're studying vocabulary from a word list, pronunciation might not always be straightforward.
In English, take for example the words:
While the spelling is similar, the way the words are pronounced is completely different.
By phonetically spelling words, you'll always get your pronunciation right. We use the international phonetic alphabet for phonetic spelling of Italian words.
Learning words from a pure word list isn't exactly natural. When you were learning your native language, you got input in the form of whole sentences.
This is how you discovered grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary naturally.
Science has discovered that words learned through context are internalized faster. By giving meaning to a word through Italian to English example sentences, we mimic the way of natural language learning.
And, as a bonus, by actively studying the example sentences and their translation, you will expand your vocabulary by learning other words through context.
The 2500 example sentences consist out of 95.000 words. That is like having read a 250 page novel in your target language. Great vocabulary practice, isn't it?
Our example sentences repeat more used words more often. By frequently encountering previously learned vocabulary you will learn faster through the principle of spaced repetition.
Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned
material; this exploits the psychological spacing effect.
"Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works" - The Guardian
Spaced repetition helps you remember vocabulary faster and better.
How often do you need to revisit your vocabulary? That is a secret we will tell you in our books..
That all depends on how you go about it...
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Language learning Software
Last time I checked, the price of our blue and yellow competitors’ software packages the ones often see advertised on the TV, you could be paying upwards of $500/. And this sum excludes additional lessons that you may need to take to fill the gaps.
The two well-known audio courses are not only rather limited on vocabulary, but also expensive. Even the complete series only teaches you about 1000 words.
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Remember learning a language in high school? How well did that go for you?
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Private tutors can either be great, or really terrible.
A good tutor needs to be schooled in language training and use up to date methods.Unfortunately, a lot of teachers are still operating on old and obsolete methods to teach, making the process slow and dull
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Maybe you thought just diving into the deep and trying to learn through complete immersion in a foreign country. Just book a ticket, pay for your accommodation and just try and to survive in Italy.
Fact: you don’t need to spend a HUGE amount of money, or spend years taking language classes to become fluent in daily conversations. The Italian-English Frequency Dictionaries provides a simple method of speaking, reading and understanding Italian.
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