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Archives for December 2013
Your Italian New Year’s Eve Menu + vocabulary to learn
With apologies to OnlineItalianClub.com users who don’t eat pork, here’s a suggestion for your New Year’s Eve festive meal, Italian style! I confess that this rather lazy article is based on what we’ll be having here in Bologna. So, two birds killed with one stone. For details of the recipes, or to share your own […]
Good news, your membership has been cancelled!
But not just yours. Yesterday I deleted over 4000 members, including you. Why is that good news? Visit OnlineItalianClub.com and you’ll notice the “Join” and “Login” options have gone. So no more fussing around with passwords, usernames and so on. And to access the “members only” material? Just click the FREE ITALIAN COURSES & EXERCISES […]
Get a FREE online Italian lesson (or equivalent discount)!
The joys of Santo Stefano (Boxing Day) in Italy. Leftovers, shops and bars closed, not even a newspaper to read. And the weather outside is frightful. But… Free Online Italian Lesson Offer Starts Today! This offer is valid for everyone, new and existing clients alike. For a few days only, you can book an online […]
How to not learn Italian (really, don’t do these things!)
Suppose you decide to train to run a marathon for the first time. Getting to the finish line is going to require a massive physical and mental effort on the day, but more importantly, weeks or months of careful preparation. Surely, advice from an experienced marathon runner would be helpful as you train. You’ll want […]
Last day to save 20% on your 2014 Italian course!
Just a quickie to remind you that our sponsor school’s Winter Offer on 2014 Italian courses ends at midnight tonight. It’s your last day to take advantage of this. You’ll find their “Don’t forget, it’s the last day” post here. Too busy? Not to worry. There’s no need for you to decide WHEN exactly in […]
Do you have the right strategies to learn Italian?
There’s a lot of rubbish on the Internet about how to learn Italian, or any foreign language. I certainly don’t want to add more. But there’s also plenty of good advice, if you know where to look. Most of the best originates from serious, credible sources, such as university departments. For instance, while researching this […]
Why Italy is more like America than Britain
In Italy and America people live in apartments. The apartments are organized in condominiums. If you’re British you probably won’t know what they are, but in Italy, there’s a whole area of law just for resolving condominium problems. American political parties hold primaries. The Italian PD (Partito Democratico) chooses it’s leader the same way. Italians […]
Article about whether learning Italian is hard
If you’re not on the mailing list over at our sponsor school, you won’t have seen today’s article: Is Italian a hard language to learn? Take a look, and then leave a comment with YOUR opinion. It’ll be interesting to see what the majority of OnlineItalianClub.com users think “in merito”.
How to feel less nervous when speaking Italian
Saying your first few words in a foreign language can be terrifying. The fear of making mistakes, of not understanding, of embarrassment, may be truly paralysing. No one wants to look an idiot, especially in front of strangers. So, how to feel less nervous about speaking Italian?