I'm currently half way through Pimsleur Italian I. The course is good; however, I have a problem with the fact that no list of words/phrases are provided that you are learning. Sometimes it is difficult to tell exactly what either the male or female speaker is saying. Without seeing the word, I'm only guessing.
For example, I thought the word for eight was "octo", only to find after looking it up, that it is "otto". These are important distinctions. Other words, I don't even have a good guess.
If they provided a list with the words you just listened to, with the various tenses, masc. or feminine, etc. I think it would stick with me more and I would know for certain I am pronouncing it correctly. Seems like very little to ask. I won't be buying their part II or III or recommending it because of this. The so-called "bonus book", is a list of words that you don't even cover in any of the lessons. They teach you how to pronounce them.
So, the bottom line is, you don't have any list of the words you ARE learning and you DO get a list of the words you aren't learning. Sorry Pimsleur, your good idea is lost on me but I will try to complete Italian I.