Before I begin, have you listened to Thursday’s Easy Italian News, yet? If not, listen to it today because there’ll be another one out tomorrow (Saturday) morning. No pressure or anything… The feedback we’ve been getting on the new website has been nearly 100% positive, which is great. And there’s been much MORE of it […]
Archives for September 2018
Buondì. This morning I have three things to tell you. I’ll try to deal with them as rapidly as I can because I have a Swedish lesson in an hour and I haven’t, yet, done my homework, washed the dishes or prepared the kids’ lunch. 1. The Wednesday rant There’s a new edition of ‘Easy […]
The most useful expression I ever learned
People often write to me that they “don’t know enough words” to express themselves in Italian. And that they therefore feel reluctant to speak. A complaint which seems a little back to front to me. Well OF COURSE you’re not going to be able to communicate in your second language as well as you do […]
Deadlines / Keyboard Maps / Easy Italian News / BotW!
When I was a schoolboy, and then later a university student, I would treat a deadline (say for a homework or essay assignment) as advance warning of some sort of impending disaster. I’d get ready days, even weeks, beforehand. My essay would be completed and ready to hand in before most of my peers had […]
“Remind me not to forget to read and listen to…”
An extremely rare, and very brief, THURSDAY post from OnlineItalianClub.com. Why? Because this morning I published the Thursday edition of ‘easy Italian news’ at our new site EasyItalianNews.com. Then a couple of hours later, I looked at the stats. 203 people have read/listened to the Tuesday edition so far today. About two thousand people saw […]
Buondì. Yesterday (Tuesday) we published the first ‘proper’ version of ‘Easy Italian News’. Not just text and audio. Now there are colours! And pictures! You can read and listen to it here: https://easyitaliannews.com/easyitaliannews-com-18-settembre-2018/ I won’t tell you it’s ‘good value’. I’m not going to promise you it’s ‘cheap as chips’. It’s free. So take a […]
More ‘easy news’, Book of the Week, and why you should click
Did you know (you probably didn’t) that only about 25-30% of people who have chosen to receive articles like this via email, each Monday, Wednesday and Friday, actually seem to open them? I guess people are busy. And that, of those who open the articles (this is the bit that has me scratching my head…), […]
Try this ‘easy’ Italian reading/listening exercise – FREE!
Buondì. After a week of hard work, the first ‘test edition’ is ready for you to try on our ‘easy Italian news’ site. Many thanks to everyone who helped produce it, and to all those who left encouraging, supportive comments! There’ll be another ‘test edition’ on Monday, mostly old news, but still great listening practice, […]
This is where revenues from ebooks are being reinvested
Buondì. I’ve spent around £600 this week on writers and a new website. Say the equivalent of about a hundred and fifty £3.99 ebooks. That’s more or less the revenues from the last couple of ‘Book of the Week’ offers. I’ve always said I reinvest the proceeds of ebook sales, though it’s not as easy […]
Reflections on reading and listening. And a new ebook offer!
Newspaper articles in a foreign language are HARD. You probably know that. But the adverts are easier. They’re designed by professionals to effectively communicate a particular message. The copywriters don’t care if your reading skills are iffy. They just want you to buy their client’s stuff. I probably mentioned, I have a three-month free subscription […]