Buondì. I’m early today, as we’re spending a couple of days in Edinburgh. That is to say Edinburgh, Scotland, not the similarly-named city of Edinburg in Texas (just in case you’re a little behind on your reading.) Anyway, it seems to get light really early around here! And, as my Italian wife complained, the guest […]
Archives for July 2017
Two Free Italian Listenings & Parallel Texts Final Reminder!
Buondì. Don’t think I mentioned this, but for the past week or so I’ve been on our annual family holiday. We’re visiting grandparents in Cornwall, in England. The kids are going surfing, I’m enjoying the occasional pasty and pint of Proper Job. And funnily enough, today’s free listenings are pertinent, the first (hard one, level […]
Preposition problems and parallel texts offer reminder
Prepositions can really catch you out, don’t you think? For instance, I spent ten years saying ‘dipende su’ (depends on) instead of the correct version ‘dipende da’. I guess my head just works like that. Slowly, I mean. Another one that catches me out is illustrated in the title of today’s free listening: Dal dottore […]
Free material & two-for-one offer on parallel texts
Buondì. Today I have a two-for-one offer (actually it’s a ‘-50% off’ but that’s more-or-less the same thing). And it’s not just on one ebook. Indeed not. This week we have the ‘Book of the Week’ on an entire category of useful materials for improving your Italian: PARALLEL TEXTS. What are they? Well, you get […]
Other FREE stuff for learning Italian you may be unaware of
Buondì. This morning I was checking on some of our other websites. Not onlineitalianclub.com or easyreaders.org, which you’ll have heard of. But the ones I mentally group as ‘in development’ What that really means is ‘neglected and unvisited’. However two of these sites have some good, free stuff which should be of interest to anyone learning, […]
Learn Italian for free: START HERE!
I had an email the other day from a fellow who had joined the club over the weekend. I think it was Monday lunchtime. He wrote something to the effect that he had filled in the form over the weekend and was anxious to start learning Italian for free. But he was disappointed not to […]
The Six FREE Italian Study Checklists Are Finally “Ready”!
If you’ve been a club member for a while, you’ll know that we offer free online materials at the six levels of the Council of Europe Framework. They’re accessible here, along with a fairly primitive level test and an article about how to understand your level in Italian. Those of you with long memories will […]
Summer Sale – Final Hours To Buy/Renew At A Discount
Lucia tells me she’s written to, or about to write to, our regular online students reminding them of the offer ending tonight. She’s keen that no one misses out. And mysteriously, some people haven’t read my emails… Tomorrow morning, things will be back to normal. There’ll be articles and links to free material for learning […]
Summer Sale – Final Day To Save On Lessons & E-Books!
Buona domenica a tutti! It’s a sunny, breezy day here in Rimini, the largest seaside resort on the Adriatic (a short drive down the ‘autostrada’ from Bologna, where I live.) And I only have an hour or two, before we head back early to the city in a bid to beat the holiday traffic from […]
Affrettati! Just 36 Hours Left To Save 15%!
Buondì. Just a quick one, today. It’s Saturday morning, the weather is fine, and I hope to get out on the boat. Hope you’ll be doing something nice, too. Either way, you won’t want to forget that our Summer Sale ends in approximately thirty-six hours, at midnight tomorrow (Sunday). And here’s a special message for […]