I've been working on my Italian. Yesterday, I finished the 4th CD in my Learn Italian with Michel Thomas collection. I just looked and the 10-CD collection I am using is $199. Did I pay that much? I can't imagine. I really do like these CDs, though. I am absolutely learning to think and speak in Italian.
There are a number of Michel Thomas apps available. Drew and I tried one of the apps in Spanish (when Drew was attempting) and it began much like the CDs. So, there may be a good option.
Speaking of apps, I downloaded a couple of Italian apps this morning -- one of which I'm using a lot already, the other which I couldn't resist because it is free, is made by Fiat, and teaches essential phrases such as, "You are undressing me with your eyes," (Mi stai spogliando con gli occhi), and "I would like a Fiat 500." (Voglio una Fiat Cinquecento).
Word Roll EI-Italian/English Translation Dictionary ($0.99) has a rediculously long name, but it is very handy. As I said, I'm learning to think in Italian but of course, there are tons of words I don't know. The word roll quickly gives the word for anything.
For example, turkey (tacchino). Then, by extension, turkey bacon sandwich (panino de tacchino e lardo). Ha! Bacon is lardo. Next I can say, "I would like a turkey bacon sandwich" (Vorrei una panino de tacchino e lardo), or, as it was implied this morning, "I love you, therefore I made you a turkey bacon sandwich" (La amo, cosi la facchio una panino de tacchino e lardo).
Following "love," in the dictionary, is "love apple" (Pomodoro). Ha! Love apple! Now I can say to my husband, "You are my love apple," to which he may reply, "You are my turkey bacon sandwich."