Italian is one in a series of self-teaching language programs designed especially for travelers. They teach basic vocabulary and grammar, but emphasize conversational skills—both speaking and listening comprehension. Each program is, as the series title indicates, designed for beginners who have no prior knowledge of the language. However, these courses are more than mere quick-phrase teachers. They provide international travelers with a solid foundation in a new language, upon which learners can develop fluency with practice and experience. E-Z Italian comes in a package consisting of a color-illustrated book and two compact discs. Compact discs present dialogues depicting typical situations for travelers in Italy. Each book makes constant reference to the audio dialogues on compact discs but also offers basic grammar instruction, added practice material, and a bilingual word list.Beatrice Rovere-Fenati is the author of 'EZ-Italian (Ez Language Courses)', published 2001 under ISBN 9780764174278 and ISBN 0764174274.