Buondì. We were five around the pizzas yesterday evening, one of my adult daughters having coming back from college briefly. All our kids’ lives, we’ve spoken English at home, or at least I have. They’ll speak Italian to their mother, and to each other, but never to me. Often that means I’m left on the […]
Archives for February 2022
An obvious life-hack for language learners who drive crappy cars
Buondì. Still ill, still suffering from lack of sleep, and still short of time, so I’ll keep this short, and apologies if it’s so banal that it doesn’t help anyone. I write about language-learning three times a week, every week, so over a hundred and fifty times a year. It’s not always easy to think […]
A rant, and reminders
Buondì. My roomie and I have both got horrible coughs, so I was awake more times last night than the total number of hours I was in bed. About double that number, I’d estimate. My wife had taken herself off to the spare bedroom, and so slept well, she reported. I’ve checked with a rapid […]
My bread-machine pizza dough recipe /- 50% eBook of the Week
Buondì. A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that on Saturday mornings I use my bread machine to prepare pizza dough for Sunday evening. Several people wrote to say they did the same thing, to complain that this was sacrilege, or just to ask: “Can you share your recipe for bread machine pizza dough?” Well […]
Feb. 2022 FREE Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends soon!
Buondì. I don’t usually email on Sundays – I’m busy in the kitchen, instead. However, between washing the dishes and making dough for tonight’s pizza, here’s a quick reminder that the ‘Free Trial Online Italian Lesson‘ offer ends tonight. The next chance to try a FREE one-to-one lesson with a native-speaker teacher won’t be until […]
Feb. 2022 FREE Trial Online Italian Lesson Offer: last days!
(I’m historically late today as I spent most of the morning sitting on the floor in a kindergarten on the other side of the city, watching chaos unfold, rather than safely in front of my computer. Anyway, here I am, finally. N.b. The below article, or something extremely like it, was first published during a […]
Feb. 2022 ‘FREE Trial Online Italian Lesson Offer’ reminder!
Buondì. Today, just a quick reminder about the ‘Free Trial Online Italian Lesson’ offer over at NativeSpeakerTeachers.com, which began on Monday. Just under sixty people have already signed up, in just the first two days, mostly for Italian, but also Spanish, French and German The offer lasts until Sunday night and the plan is to […]
Feb. 2022 FREE Trial Lesson Offer / New ‘easy reader’ ebook
Buondì. As mentioned on Friday, this week we have the Free Trial Online Italian Lesson Offer! In our online shop, there are various online Italian lesson options. Choose between packages of five, ten, twenty or thirty lessons, for example, and so benefit from greater discounts. But it’s also possible to buy just the one lesson, […]
Planning a weekend off
Buondì. I’ve got a lot on my plate at the moment, besides teaching Italian kids and adults and, between classes, sitting grumpily at the reception desk of our Italian language school. As mentioned previously, we’ve been reorganising the various things we do so that each is snug in its own dedicated legal entity, as shown […]
Spring cleaning! (If you still want emails, open this one!)
Buondì. Next week we have two separate promotions planned. Why two? Because we recently separated our business activities into three new entities – EasyItalianNews.com, EasyReaders.org (ebooks), and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (1-1 lessons) – and they’ll increasingly be doing their own thing, so allowing me to take life a little easier, as everyone is always telling me I […]