Vivere l'italiano Textbooks
We recommend a small bilingual pocket dictionary (Italian to/from your mother tongue), plus the following text books:
Beginner 1 Material is supplied as part of your course, so there is no need to buy a textbook.
However, if you want to buy Nuovo Espresso 1 below it will cover B1 and subsequent levels.
Beginner 2&3
Nuovo Espresso 1 (Blue/white cover)
(ISBN: 9788861823181)

Important: There is an English version "New Italian Espresso" and an Italian version "Nuovo Italian Espresso". They both look similar, but you should buy the ITALIAN version. Please use the ISBN number above.

You can get Nuovo Espresso with or without an accompanying DVD. The DVD version is more expensive, but you do not need to purchse this. The non-DVD version is fine.

Intermediate 1,2&3 + Pre-advanced
Italian Espresso 2
Book + DVD ROM(ISBN: 9788861823204)
Book only (ISBN: 9788861823211)
PreAdvanced 1, 2 & 3
Italian Espresso 3
Book + DVD ROM(ISBN: 9788861823389)
Book only (ISBN: 9788861823396)
Advanced 1, 2
Italian Espresso 4
Book + DVD ROM(ISBN: 9788861825055)

The most reliable place to buy the above textbooks is the Italian Bookshop (details below). You may also find the books on Blackwell online, Amazon, eBay, etc.


The Italian Bookshop

123 Gloucester Rd,
London SW7 4TE
Telephone: +44 (0)207 240 1634

Tell them you are student of ours and you should receive a 10% discount.

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