by Marcel Danesi
The popular Fast and Fun Way language learning series, previously available as book-and-cassette programs and in paperback book-only versions, can now be purchased to teach Italian and three other languages as a combination book and audio CD package. This program, designed for both travelers and students, instructs in the basics of speaking, understanding, and reading and writing Italian. Suitable both for adults and older children, the program includes language games and puzzles, cartoon illustrations, vocabulary flash cards, and other features that help make language-learning fun. The four compact discs present dramatized bilingual conversations and introduce students of Italian to correct pronunciation and listening comprehension.