As you might have picked up from my occasional asides, I’m not a fan of studying grammar. So I’m delighted to be able to tell you that today we have the final B1 lesson in our free Italian lessons series. This also marks the mid-point, as we’ll have done A1, A2 and B1, while still having […]
Archives for April 2016
Free Italian Lesson On Unreal Present/Future Conditionals
Se fossi ricco, mi iscriverei a un corso di italiano a Bologna. [If I were rich, I’d sign up for an Italian course in Bologna.] That’s an example of an unreal conditional referring to the present/future time period – the topic of today’s free Italian lesson. (It’s also an obvious bit of product placement for our […]
New Italian Lesson + Discount On E-Books All This Week!
Today’s free Italian lesson covers the final subjunctive tense, the subjunctive past perfect. It’s not a hard one, and there’s an audio and one simple exercise to help you get a feel for it. Thereafter, proceed with care: the remaining exercises cover a variety of subjunctive tenses, not just today’s new one. Don’t say I […]
Free Italian Lesson On Subjunctive Imperfect
Monday is a public holiday in Italy. April 25th is the anniversary of the liberation of Italy (from fascism) on the same day in 1945. Here’s a photo to get you in the mood. It’s taken from the Italian Wikipedia page and shows the partisan’s victory parade in my home city of Bologna. Yet another reason […]
Italian lesson On Subjunctive Past & Haunted House Offer
It’s not often that I get to write something like ‘Haunted House’ in the subject line of an e-mail going to over five thousand people, but hey, I couldn’t resist! First though, today’s free Italian lesson, which is on the subjunctive past, a scary topic in itself. This is lesson 25 in our series of free […]
New Free Italian Lesson On Past Perfect, New Book Of The Week!
Today’s free Italian lesson is on the past perfect tense. And lo and behold, it’s an easy one! Easy in the sense that, unusually for Italian, the tense is used in pretty much the same way as in English. And easy because, if you know the past participle and imperfect forms, conjugating this one should […]
Free Italian Lesson On Conditional Past – A Nice Short One!
Today’s free Italian lesson covers the conditional past, a necessary building block before we cover the more complex conditional sentences later in this level. It’s quite short, with grammar that shouldn’t prove too intimidating and just the one exercise. This isn’t because we’re getting lazy here at OnlineItalianClub.com HQ, or because we’ve spent our budget […]
Combined Pronouns! (And ‘Book Of The Week’ Reminder…)
Buondì. Eccomi with another in our series of free online Italian lessons. Today we’re doing ‘combined pronouns‘, which brings back some memories… The only time I ever tried formal Italian lessons was back in about 2003 or 2004, with a private teacher, generously paid for by the British Council, where I then worked. The teacher’s […]
Free Italian Lesson On Passive, Book Of The Week Offer
Buongiorno a tutti! Today we’ve another free Italian lesson from our current series, plus a new Book Of The Week offer on an easy Italian reader we published some time back… But first, the lesson. This week we begin the intermediate topics, and I’ve chosen to start with the Italian passive form. In many respects […]
Free Italian Lesson On Pronominal Verbs: Farcela & Andarsene
It’s Friday, but there’s no let up in the pace at OnlineItalianClub.com! Today we have the twentieth in our series of free Italian grammar lessons, each with an explanation and practice exercises. We’re taking a first look at the pronominal verbs ‘farcela’ and ‘andarsene’. If you don’t know what they are, click the link below […]