Announcing the 20 lucky winners of a free online Italian lesson via Skype which you will have received an e-mail about a few days ago:
1. Dana-Similia Cristea – Romania
2. Irina ? – Ukraine
3. Iris Franke – Germany
4. Maia Ramishvili – Georgia
5. Stuart ? – USA
6. Jorma Virtamo – Finland
7. Patrick Thomas – Germany
8. Joan Leotta – USA
9. Renate Aichner – Germany
10.Elliot Ackland – Spain
11. Marcia Douglas – USA
12. Anne Caban – USA
13. Louanna Carlin – USA
14. Elaine Davies – UK
15. Elaine Jannon – USA?
16.Janine Caruso – Australia
17. Jerome O’Brien – UK
18. Victoria – unknown
19. christi_30_5 – Greece
20. Karen Drage – UK
Winners: your names have been sent to the OnlineItalianClub.com Italian teachers, who will be in touch with you over the course of the next week to arrange your free Skype Italian lesson!
I’m expecting a great deal of confusion with the time zones, given that we have winners as far apart as the west coast of the USA (8 hours behind) and Australia (7 or more hours ahead).
While trying to figure out the logistics of that I came across this great time zone map which saves a lot of mental arithmatic as you can instantly see what time it is all over the world!
Who knew that Australia has 3 different time zones? Surely Janine did, but not me.
Interesting to see the distribution of OnlineItalianClub.com members from the list above. Lots in the USA, for obvious historical reasons, Europe too, it being close by, but nobody at all from Asia. Doesn’t anyone in Japan, China, Korea, and so on, want to learn Italian?
I’d be fascinated to hear from other people reading this post: where do YOU live, and why are you interested in learning Italian?
Is it because you have Italian ancestors? Or for career or business reasons? Or because of the “dolce vita”? Or like me, because you fell in love with an Italian?
Leave a comment by filling in the form below: WHERE are you in the world, and WHY are you learning Italian?
P.S. Congratulations to the winners – if, for whatever reason, you don’t hear from our teacher, please feel free to write to me directly.
P.P.S. And if anyone else is interested in trying this convenient and useful way of learning Italian, click here to get more details of our Skype Italian Lessons.