Which time zone are you in?
Here in Bologna, Italy, as I start writing this, it’s just before twelve noon (on Saturday.)
Lunch has to be on the table for around one, when my younger daughter gets back from school.
So, internet permitting, this article should be zinging into your inbox in about an hour.
The Easter Sale ends on Sunday night.
But of course, Sunday night comes eighteen hours earlier in Australia than it does in Alaska.
Consider yourself alerted, then.
Details of the offer, including the vital coupon code, are at the end of this article.
Now, what about those of you who have already done your shopping, bought your lesson credits, ebooks and so on?
Ragazzi, now comes the hard part!
Would that learning a language were so simple as just whipping out the credit card or typing in your Amazon or Paypal password.
Now you actually have to TAKE those lessons, READ and LISTEN to the ebooks.
There is, in other words, lots of work to be done.
Getting from ‘here’, where your Italian is not as good as you’d like it to be, to ‘there’, the point at which you’ll amaze friends and colleagues with your fluency, is not just going to happen on its own.
That said, getting started is simpler than it may seem.
Sketch out an undemanding study timetable, something that should be easily manageable, even in the tough weeks.
For example, an hour on a Saturday, an hour on a Sunday, and half-an-hour during your lunch break, say twice a week.
Total three hours. That should do it.
Then decide what materials to begin with. Start with something easy, so as to get in some quick wins.
Do the first study session, as you planned.
Then do the next one.
Pat yourself on the back.
If you skip a session, don’t be too hard on yourself, but try not to miss the next one.
If you miss several, maybe scale down your amibitions a notch?
But do get started again.
Without too much pressure, but with some regularity, a routine will develop.
You’ll be reading and listening to Italian, taking lessons with a native-speaker teacher, doing the free material on our site.
And still getting on with your normal life.
April will become May, May will become June, and so on.
And when enough time has passed, probably many months, maybe several years, you will be ‘there’.
Easter Sale – Just 24 hours left!
Stock up today on online Italian lessons and/or ebooks for learning Italian to save 20%!
Copy and paste this coupon into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Apply coupon’):
easter offer 2017
Italian lessons / ebooks can be bought in EUROS from onlineitalianclub.com, with payment through Paypal, here:
Or from easyreaders.org in British pounds, with payment through Paypal, Amazon or bank transfer (if you have a UK bank account) here:
If you’re unsure what to do, check out the ‘how to use the coupon code’ page.
The explanations, pictures and links are for the club shop, but the process is identical in the new shop.
(Note that, once you’ve applied the coupon code and pressed the button, you won’t see the actual item cost change – you need to scroll down the page to see that your order total has been discounted.)
- Coupon code easter offer 2017 gets you a 20% discount on lessons and ebooks
- It’s valid through 23/04/17
- There’s no min. or max. spend
- It can be used multiple times until the end of the offer on 23rd April 2017
- It applies to items on sale too (but cannot be used with other coupons you may have)