Barron's Educational Publishing (back cover) Really. This won't hurt at all . . . The thought of having to learn Italian once turned brave students into cowards . . . but no more!
THE PAIN VANISHES WHEN YOU TRANSFORM Italian INTO FUN--
The author takes you through all parts of speech, helps you broaden your Italian vocabulary, and introduces you to informal, conversational Italian. He also introduces you to the many interesting aspects of Italian culture, history, and contemporary living. This book's gradual, step-by-step approach to language learning makes fluency in Italian a truly painless process. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing--or in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting fun-learning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This user-friendly textbook supplement demonstrates that learning a foreign language can be both easy and fun when approached in the proper spirit. Students are introduced to interesting aspects of Italian culture and coached in conversational Italian while they learn basics of grammar and vocabulary.