Teach Yourself -- the world's leading learning brand -- is relaunched in 2010 as a multi-platform experience that will keep you motivated to achieve your goals. Let our expert author guide you through this brand new edition, with personal insights, tips, energising self-tests and summaries throughout the book. Go online at www.teachyourself.com for tests, extension articles and a vibrant community of like-minded learners. And if you don't have much time, don't worry -- every book gives you 1, 5 and 10-minute bites of learning to get you started. And, to save you even more time, we are now including detailed track information in the books so that you can find what you want in the audio quickly. The Starter Kit Italian is a new concept in language learning. It is a complete programme which has all the back up and additional support material you need to get you speaking Italian fast, and confidently. It has been specially written and designed for the complete beginner or the 'false starter' and does not assume that you know anything about learning a language. It is written in a friendly, no-nonsense style, with simplified, 'bare bones' grammar which covers only the language you will need.The rules of pronunciation are on the CDs, so you will have a model to copy rather than trying to follow written instructions, and the speaking exercises and model sentences will get you speaking in whole sentences from day one. Your Personal Tutor will talk you through the course and the exercises to make learning easier and more enjoyable.You will follow an enjoyable and varied learning programme, and with the help of the frequent practice and repetition you will find it easy to remember the five new words you will meet a day. You will learn a few simple sentences by heart every day, too, and these will give you the confidence to speak without stumbling and embarrassment.