Readers can teach themselves Italian at their own pace with this book. An opening discussion of
Italian sounds, pronunciation, and spelling is followed with lessons on greeting people, asking and
answering basic questions, using polite expressions, counting, making comparisons, expressing
preferences, and carrying on everyday verbal transactions at stores, banks, and restaurants.
Although mainly a self–teaching manual, Barron’s E–Z Italian’s many exercises and quick–check
quizzes also make it a fine textbook supplement for classroom use.
This text features an extensive two–color treatment, a fresh, modern typeface, and more graphic
material than ever. It covers a wide variety of practical and academic subjects, written on levels that
range from senior high school to college-standards.