Short Stories In Italian For Beginners - Volume 2

Short Stories In Italian For Beginners - Volume 2 by Olly Richards


ISBN
9781529361698
Published
Binding
Paperback
Pages
224
Dimensions
128 x 196mm

Olly's top-notch language-learning insights are right in line with the best of what we know from neuroscience and cognitive psychology about how to learn effectively. I love his work - and you will too!

- Barbara Oakley, PhD, Author of New York Times bestseller A Mind for Numbers

This second volume of the bestselling Teach Yourself Graded Readers series features 8 compelling new stories in a variety of genres, from science fiction and crime to history and thriller, so you'll have fun reading, while learning a wide range of new vocabulary and rapidly improving your Italian comprehension!

Short Stories in Italian for Beginners, Volume 2 is written for students from high-beginner to intermediate level. The eight captivating stories are designed to give you a sense of achievement and a feeling of progress when reading. You'll enjoy reading in Italian, grow your vocabulary in a natural way, and improve your comprehension at the same time. Based on extensive research into how people most enjoy and benefit from reading in a new language, this book eliminates the frustrations you experience when trying to read in Italian.

Stories are broken down into manageable chapters, so you make progress with the story and feel a sense of achievement. Realistic amounts of new vocabulary are introduced so that you're not deterred by complex words. Instead of pausing to look up every word, you'll absorb new vocabulary from the context of the story, and have the satisfaction of that moment when you say: "I totally understood that sentence!"

This book includes:

- Accessible grammar for high-beginner and low-intermediate level learners (CEFR A2-B2)

- Natural dialogues in each story, so that you can learn conversational Italian and improve your speaking ability!

- Controlled language at your level, including the most frequent words, to help you progress confidently

- Pleasure! It's much easier to learn a new language when you're having fun.

Carefully curated to make learning a new language easy, these stories include key features that will support and consolidate your progress, including:

A glossary for bolded words in each text

A bilingual word list

Full plot summary

Comprehension questions after each chapter.

As a result, you will be able to focus on enjoying reading, delighting in your improved range of vocabulary and grasp of the language, without ever feeling overwhelmed or frustrated. The stories are levelled from A2-B1 on the Common European Framework of Reference and from Novice High to Low-Mid Intermediate ACTFL Receptive Proficiency.

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