I found your Conversational Italian audio files to be of great help. I just returned from Italy where I spent 2 week conversational italian for travelers pdf across the country. Your audio files were just what I needed in my trip.
The idea is that the adult who is interested in learning a second language has specific needs to communicate with other adults and the world around him, and that these needs should be stressed. In fact, most adults try to learn a new language fairly quickly before they must visit, relocate, or do business in another country.
It is an instructional book that can be kept for later reference as well. The material covered is from beginning to intermediate levels, and contains three units.