SparkNotes Italian Vocabulary Study Cards
March 10, 2013
Series SparkNotes Study Cards
Publisher Spark Publishing
Publication Date 2005
Price Varies, because out of print
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
I love flashcards, and I love the design of these. For $9.95 you used to be able to get a thousand of these cards with Italian on one side and English on the other. And a cute box to house them, too!
Alas, they are now out of print, no longer supported by SparkNotes. As of the writing of this review, however, they were still available for totally reasonable prices on Amazon.com. I’m not sure how much longer that will last, and prices can float based on availability, so snap them up now if you can.
Italian syllable stress can be a little surprising, so my one criticism—moot now, obviously—is that SparkNotes should have put stress information on the flashcards. I spent a lot of time looking up the pronunciation of words in my trusty Italian dictionary, and that is time that could have been devoted to acquiring more vocabulary!