Let it be known that next week, so from Monday 26th September to Sunday 2nd October, our two online shops, EasyReaders.org (for ebooks) and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (for one-to-one lessons), will be having their Autumn/Fall Sale.
Which means that I’ll be publicising a coupon code which, if you apply it in your shopping cart in either/both online shops, will save you 20% on your cart total.
So you could, for instance, buy five ebooks but pay for just four of them (assuming they were the same price), or save a fifth on the price of one-to-one Italian lessons with a native speaker teacher.
We do promotions like this four times a year, in the spring, the first week of July, at the end of September, and at New Year. The discount is always 20%, which means anyone who plans when to buy materials for learning Italian, or the lesson credits they need to continue taking regular online lessons throughout the year, need never pay the full price!
Pretty good, huh?
Also, regular online students get sent the coupon code a few days BEFORE the promotion begins, usually on the Thursday before.
The reason for this is that we’ll know which teachers have capacity to take on new students, plus it helps ease the workload for the teaching management team during sale week.
If you’re a regular student then, watch out for an email from the teaching management team tomorrow.
What about those of you who are only here for the free stuff (which is fine), or who are no longer interested?
1.) Any ‘bulk’ email, so like this one, will have an ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom. Clicking it will permanently remove your email address from the mailing list. No longer interested? Prefer not to hear about next week’s promotion? Go ahead and use the ‘unsubscribe’ link (scroll right down to the end of this to find it.) Really! You’ll be doing us a favour, as well as reducing the number of unwanted emails, for having a large list costs us a monthly fee, money that’s wasted if we’re not a good match!
2.) Less drastically, stop reading emails from the club until the sale ends, after which things will go back to normal!
Don’t forget this week’s two new ‘easy Italian reader’ ebooks.
The first is the ebook version of our Summer Series on Il Rinascimento, which ended on Friday last week.
You can read and listen to all thirty chapters, for FREE, on our History page, along with thirty chapters each on the Romans and the Middle ages.
But if you want the printable .pdf and/or the Kindle-compatible .mobi or .epub files for your ebook reader device or app, well, now you can have them!
The second new ebook is the story of one of the characters who featureed only peripherally in the Summer Series but who is worth knowing more about…
An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo
Orphaned while still a baby, Caterina de’ Medici doesn’t have much going for her. Though there is one thing…
7 Agosto 1530. Corte Papale, Roma
“Avanti, avanti Caterina, camminate più veloce. E ricordate di inchinarvi davanti al Santo Padre! Il nostro Papa Clemente VII è un uomo meraviglioso, e ora avete un’udienza da sola con lui. Non siete emozionata? Siete fortunata ad avere… un santo in Paradiso! Proprio così, è un modo di dire molto appropriato.”
La vecchia suora, che ridacchia isterica, trascina Caterina per una mano e riprende: “Lo dico perché è un Medici come voi. E di certo è un uomo santo. Forza, forza, camminate. Non vogliamo fare aspettare Sua Santità” bisbiglia nervosa.
Caterina’s still only twelve years old, but her uncle, the Pope, is already busy reviewing possible husbands for her, with a view to strengthening ties between the Papacy and one or the other of Europe’s powerful royal families. Perhaps the time has come for her to learn French?
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 8 chapters to read and listen to
- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
Buy Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici just £5.99 | Free sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog
How do I access my ebook?
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