Buondì. As we’re busy with the 2023 January Sale right now, here’s an article from our archive. I’ve been both an online teacher and a language learner, so can see things from both perspectives. Here, then, are a few tips for students who choose to include one-to-one online lessons in their language study programs. The […]
Archives for December 2022
2023 January Sale Starts Today: 20% Off Everything!
Buondì. And how nice that it’s a normal Wednesday, after the festive weekend (and before the next festive weekend…) The shops are open, though daycare isn’t, not this week. No matter, Roomie has taken over my smartphone and is watching Rai YoYo in our bed. My adult children won’t be conscious, so demanding aperitivi or […]
2023 January Sale Starts This Week!
Buondì. The January Sale in our (now two) online stores, EasyReaders.org (ebooks) and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (1-1 lessons), always begins the week after Christmas. But the way things have fallen this year, with Monday being Boxing Day, messes things up a little. I’m still recovering from yesterday’s lunch, for one thing, and later in the day we’ll […]
Got a library card? I hadn’t used mine since 2015…
Buondì. Regular readers will know that Roomie and I had our wallet stolen, while I was trying to load her and her stroller onto a crowded city-center bus one late-autumn evening. I got the wallet back a week or so later, but only after I’d wasted days applying for new documents (identity card, driving licence, […]
A confusing conjunction (and a useful self-study tip)
Buondì. Monday I invited people to unsubscribe if they didn’t want to receive articles like this one, or to just stop reading until the January Sales are over, so as to avoid me trying to sell them stuff. Plenty of people did, the system tells me, over four hundred of them, and their data has […]
2023 January Sale Next Week – Time to Unsubscribe?
Buondì. Let it be known that next week and the week after, so from Wednesday 28th December 2022 to Friday 6th January 2023, our two online shops, EasyReaders.org (for ebooks) and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (for one-to-one lessons), will be having their January Sale. Which means that I’ll be publicising a coupon code which, if you apply it […]
Which of these four types of listening do you do regularly?
Buondì. Still busy, now also late, because first I had to take Roomie to the petting zoo, then go to the bank to get new plastic cards (after having been robbed on the bus several weeks back), then finally do a mailing for our Italian school’s annual promotion. You’ll find it here, if you’re interested: […]
Why learn Italian?
Buondì. I’m super-busy today, what with our Italian school‘s annual promotion having started, and preparations for the January Sale at our two online businesses, EasyReaders.org (ebooks for learners) and NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (online lessons with native speaker tutors). N.b. confusion is understandable, but the Italian school is an Italian business, operating from a historic building (with frescoed […]
2023 Italian Courses in Italy -20% (& two half price ebooks)
Buondì. I’m late today as I’ve been busy with my other hat on, marketing our Italian school. Each year in December it runs a ‘Save 20%’ offer, the basic idea being to encourage students who studied during the current year to come back again, as well as to attract potential new students with a juicy […]
Where have all the angels gone?
Buondì. At around the end of June, something weird happened over at EasyReaders.org, our ebook shop. Bear in mind that Easy Readers LLP, the legal entity behind EasyReaders.org, is a mini-mini, micro, barely-visible-at-all operation, the most minuscule of tiny, small businesses. Granted, it takes up a lot of my time, and I have some fun […]