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On the bright side, there are now other sources for these materials: Please bookmark these sites as well. Catching Up January 16, 2011 The following texts have been posted over the months since this page's last update: Various Updates April 16, 2010 New Material January 29, 2010 November 12, 2009 New Text. One Minute Italian. One Minute Italian on the iBookstore We’re delighted to announce that our One Minute Italian course is now available on the iBookstore. iBooks can be viewed on all iOS devices including iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad.
You need to have the iBooks app on your device, and the title is purchased directly through iTunes. This iBook provides all ten lessons of the course in video format, along with notes and further explanations, and includes the same content covered in the traditional “podcasts + pdf lesson guide” version of the course. You can purchase this iBook directly from the iBookstore in the iBooks application.
The pricing of One Minute Italian is standardised across the iBookstores currently active as detailed below: US: $5.99 USD | iBookstore linkUK: £2.99 GBP | iBookstore linkGermany: €2.99 EUR | iBookstore linkFrance: €2.99 EUR | iBookstore linkCanada: $5.99 CAD | iBookstore linkAustralia: $5.99 AUD | iBookstore link Learn the basics of 16 languages Topics covered include: Italian language.