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Instant Immersion Italian Levels 1, 2 & 3

by Topics Entertainment
Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Language-learning software with natural image-association techniques
  • Build your vocabulary, get around with confidence, converse with ease
  • Recordable voice technology for perfecting your pronunciation
  • Fun and effective exercises; interactive activities and challenging quizzes
  • Transfer lessons to iPod or other MP3 player for on-the-go learning
  • Fun and easy to use!
  • Includes: DVD-ROM, audio course for MP3, interactive DVD, Who is Oscar Lake? CD-ROM, and a printable dictionary
  • Perfect for travel, business or school
  • The world?s most popular language learning software
  • Windows & Mac compatible

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows Vista / 7 / XP, Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B004M3EL4W
  • Item model number: 81127
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 14, 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (129 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #491 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

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Instant Immersion

The quickest way to learn -- guaranteed.

Instant Immersion uses natural image-association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. With Instant Immersion, you will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster -- guaranteed*!

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You Will Be Able To:
  • Build your vocabulary
  • Get around with confidence
  • Converse with ease
  • Understand everyday language
  • Perfect your pronunciation
  • Achieve your goals!
Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3

Whether you are learning a new language for school, work or your next vacation, Instant Immersion's fun and effective exercises, interactive activities and challenging quizzes will help you achieve language fluency in less time than other language systems. You will think, read and speak your new language with ease.

What Will I Learn?

Level 1

Level 1 teaches you the essential words and phrases you will need in order to get around with ease. Learn basic vocabulary and everyday phrases in no time! Topics include first words, food, colors, phrases, body parts, numbers, time, shopping, countries and more. Practice with virtual flashcards, play games and use the record-and-playback feature to practice pronunciation. Also includes a printable picture dictionary.

Level 2

Learn more complex phrases, correct pronunciation and how to converse in your new language. Talk about sports and hobbies, family, friends and work! Other topics include the alphabet, greetings, restaurant, hotel, business, technology, computers, emergencies and travel. Quiz yourself, record your progress or print out the dictionary to practice each subject on the go.

Level 3

Reach your language learning goals by immersing yourself in advanced conversations that will refine your language skills and help you retain what you learned. Topics include people, food, animals, numbers, seasons, business and career, marketing and communications, IT, banking and more. Practice with image association, game show-style quizzes and story reconstruction, then test yourself and perfect your pronunciation with the recordable voice feature. Also includes a printable dictionary.

More Ways to Learn: As a Group, On the Go, with a Game!

Instant Immersion I-DVD

Play fun interactive games with the whole family using your TV, DVD player and remote control. There are nine topic areas, from shopping to business, multiple choice quizzes, and easy and hard games.

Instant Immersion Audio for MP3

Easily transfer your lessons to your iPod or other MP3 player for on-the-go learning. Practice in the car, at the doctor's office or on a plane!

Who is Oscar Lake? CD-ROM

Unravel clues as you immerse yourself in your new language with this mystery game that features more than 70 hours of learning and three possible endings. Learn more than 1,200 words, use the online dictionary tool, improve your pronunciation, and much more. (Not included in Chinese Mandarin or Japanese.)

Fun ways to learn, and easy to use, too!

Voice Technology
  • An advanced recordable voice feature perfectly captures your pitch.
  • Hear what you really sound like and compare your accent to that of a native speaker.
Game Interface
  • Play games and earn points toward awards.
  • Playing engages your brain and helps you remember more!
Virtual Reality
  • Watch and interact with video of real-world conversations.
  • Ease your fears about talking with native speakers by practicing with Instant Immersion!
Learn on the go
Learn on the go!
On-the-Go Options
  • The MP3 lessons and printable dictionaries mean you can take your lessons with you.
  • Take advantage of every free minute to learn your new language!

The Keys to Successful Language Learning

1. You are having fun.
Research shows that when something is fun--you're playing, interacting, laughing--you're more likely to remember it because your brain is engaged. This is why we based our entire language-learning program around game-playing. Plus, when you know something is fun, it will keep you coming back again and again.

2. You are not overwhelmed.
We know the thought of learning a new language is overwhelming. This is why every one of our games can be completed in 10 minutes or less. Imagine your language-learning goal is a sandwich. You wouldn't cram it all in your mouth at once, would you? No. Sure, you'll finish it all, but one bite at a time.

3. You can fit it into your life.
We know you have a million things to do, and we recognize language learning is probably not the first thing on your to-do list (no matter how much we wish it was). This is why we give you a ton of different ways to learn, from computer games and audio lessons for your iPod to written activities in the workbook and interactive fun on your TV!

What's in the Box

  • DVD-ROM
  • Interactive DVD
  • Complete Audio Course on MP3
  • CD-ROM (Not included in Chinese Mandarin or Japanese)
Six-Month Money-Back Guarantee

* You may return Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3 with a valid receipt directly to TOPICS Entertainment up to six months from the original date of purchase. See http://support.topics-ent.com for details.

Product Description

The quickest way to learn - guaranteed! Instant Immersion uses natural image association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. You will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster - guaranteed! Whether you’re learning for school, work or your next vacation, Instant Immersion’s fun and effective exercises, interactive activities and challenging quizzes will help you achieve language fluency in less time than other language systems. You will think, read and speak your new language with ease. Italian Levels 1, 2 & 3 includes three levels of interactive language learning on a DVD-ROM, the complete audio course for transferring to your iPod or MP3 player, and a printable picture dictionary. Bonus content includes an interactive DVD and the Who is Oscar Lake? computer mystery game. Includes a six-month money-back guarantee! Level 1 teaches you the essential words and phrases so you can get around with ease. Learn more complex phrases in Level 2, plus pronunciation and how to converse. In Level 3, immerse yourself in advanced conversations, refine your language skills and retain what you learned. Why does Rosetta Stone cost so much more? Because we refuse to spend millions on advertising. So instead of paying for their expensive ad campaign, try Instant Immersion Levels 1, 2 & 3. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied or we’ll give you your money back!

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
79 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely high value for affordable price May 26, 2011
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The Instant Immersion series of foreign language products aims to offer as much or more value than Rosetta Stone, for a much lower price point. It succeeds.

Pros:

-- The content and format is similar to Rosetta Stone products, featuring interactive menus, and vocabulary and pronunciation drills.
-- The set includes not just the software on CD, but also an interactive DVD-ROM, a complete audio course on mp3 CD (so you can practice in your car or whenever you just have an mp3 player with you), and a wonderful mystery game on CD called "Who is Oscar Lake?" (comparable to the award-winning video game "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?").
-- Contains 3 different learning levels of content, and you can progress at your own pace.
-- Includes a business section on level 3 so you can learn crucial business vocabulary and phrases without purchasing an additional, business Italian program.
-- Extremely affordable compared to Rosetta Stone levels 1 and 2 (this product is only $49.99 retail, compared to Rosetta Stone's hefty $449.00 pricetag)
-- As a former foreign language teacher with an MA in Spanish, and a semester of university-level Italian under my belt, I can confidently say you will learn at least 1 semester's worth of college level Italian language content through this course.
-- Great product for home school enrichment in a foreign language.

Cons:

-- While the product is keyed to the same levels as Rosetta Stone, they aren't linked to ACTFL proficiency guidelines for speaking and writing, so there's no way to know if this product will make you "fluent" or just offer you a basic smattering of Italian at a very beginner level.
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70 of 79 people found the following review helpful
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I received a review copy of this product, which I was interested in for a future trip to Italy. I've learned several languages over the years and have a background in linguistics, and so had some expectations for what a decent language course should include.

This product includes four disks: (1) a DVD for use with your TV (or computer), (2) a CD with MP3 (digital sound) files that can be played on some car CD players, or copied onto any MP3 player, (3) a computer application DVD and (4) a computer "Where is Oscar Lake?" game CD.

The interactive DVD has cheesy graphics and marginal sound. My main complaint about it is that it says each phrase or conversation in English first, and then Italian. My experience has been that it is easier to learn a language when the other language is presented first or even solely (with English subtitles at most). Most annoying is that if you press the replay button, you have to listen to the English again, when what most people would want to repeat is the Italian as they fine tune their pronunciation and memory.

The DVD has menu buttons to go to the next/previous phrase, but does not have a home button to go to the main DVD menu - you must use your remote control for that, or if watching on a computer, your computer menus (right-click, or player menu).

The MP3 CD includes PDF files with the text of the audio content, making it easy to follow along and learn how things are spelled / written. Annoying stereotypical Italian accordion music precedes audio from a variety of individuals, some of whom have very poor diction, whether speaking English or Italian.

The computer application does not install on your computer, but runs from the DVD.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for the basics and price July 20, 2012
By Winston
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For the price and getting the basics in a foreign language these are ok. Rosetta Stone is much better if you want to speak a foreign language, but the price of $400-$500 is expensive. I use these to get a introduction and idea if I want to continue on with Rosetta Stone.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate - good introduction May 10, 2012
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This immersion Italian program is similar to ones I used to learn Spanish 10-15 years ago. What you get are exercises where you are shown pictures of items, followed by speakers saying the name, and eventually you get multiple choice or opportunities to click on the items when the person says them. At the same time you learn common phrases, and simple sentences that let you substitute the words you've learned into them.

What I've learned using this program is that you really need workbook exercises and interaction with another person for language instruction to really click. It's not so much a criticism of this product itself, as it is with the whole concept of a computer program to teach you another language. It's a good introduction to the language, and would also make a good supplement to a live course. You're not really going to learn Italian per se using this, but you will gain a good familiarity with the language, be able to recognize simple phrases and much used words, and the like.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars cheesy, dated, not very functional January 21, 2013
I purchased this product for myself after I returned from Italy because I wanted to improve my bare-bones speaking ability. I thought this would be adequate because it has a dvd, audio cd, and a game to go along with the software. When I put the CD in my computer, it took a good 5 minutes for the screen to come up. The interface reminded me of the windows 98 games I had as a child. The software has basic vocabulary exercises for the level 1 section. when you click on an object, it says it in Italian (colors, telling time, phrases, countries, etc.) but the sound does not match up to the animated people speaking-it seems to be very low budget. They have games for each section, but it is all vocabulary-based. You have to fumble through interfaces and connect to the internet to use the level 2 and 3 activities-it takes another 5 minutes to do that and all you learn is how to memorize phrases, not how to form questions and sentences like I wanted. The Oscar Lake game was displayed on a tiny square on my screen, not full screen, which is annoying. The audio cd is the only part with mild usefulness; however, it copied into my itunes with each vocabulary word being a track. The phrases and conversations copied into my windows media player, and it is very awkward. I returned the product.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Wonder if Italian changes in three years ?
The main DVD-Rom doesn't work.
Published 13 days ago by MICHAEL
3.0 out of 5 stars The classes are kind of boring, too
It brings a game that gets stuck at some point, it gives me an error. The classes are kind of boring, too. A lot of work on your part, in order to memorize anything.
Published 1 month ago by angelica
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible purchase
It as horrible choice of software. Please, don't buy it. Very lame study, unreliable software that stuck all the time. Waste of time and money.
Published 2 months ago by Inna
4.0 out of 5 stars beginning Italian
Easy to use. Transfers easiily to an mp3 device. It would be nice if the program came with a work book to take with you that coincided with the mp3 portion. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Leigh-Anne Hawse
1.0 out of 5 stars Worthless
Don't waste your money or time if it is free even. Just move on and find another one. Links don't work. Read more
Published 3 months ago by MYK
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for getting by in a foreign country
We are traveling to Italy this Spring. Purchased for listening on Ipod during work out and driving in car. I really like it. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars Do not offer products that do not work at all
The product always gave issues and had bugs for MAC. I tried with a new version and nothing worked. Be careful offering such products.
Published 7 months ago by Arnold Schiemann
3.0 out of 5 stars Can't put it onto my Ipod to listen to
I was hoping to put this onto my Ipod to listen and practice but when I downloaded it onto my computer, it gave me numerous errors and said it couldn't be downloaded to Ipod. Read more
Published 7 months ago by jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Need to speak Italian fast
Good product easy to use and enjoyed it! Need to learn Italian to speak to my relatives and this helped.
Published 8 months ago by Silvia
5.0 out of 5 stars A Positive buy. It's great. I recommend to all.
This one is great. Audio and Visual it's a plus. I will surely recommend this to everyone. It's great. My son is speaking Italian already.
Published 8 months ago by magali vazquez
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