A quick reminder to book your FREE TRIAL online Italian lesson, which I explained in detail yesterday.
If you’re definitively not interested, just ignore this (and the other emails I’ll be sending this week.) Next week things will be back to normal.
But if you fancy giving it a go, here are the details again:
- This offer is for new or ‘returning’ students only
- You get a free, 30-minute lesson via Skype with one of our online Italian teachers
- No credit card details or payment information are asked for
- The FREE TRIAL LESSON offer ends on Sunday night
You don’t have to actually DO the lesson this week, just book it.
Once we have your details, our teaching manager, Lucia, will be in touch to find out what your needs are and when it would be convenient for you to do your free lesson.
She’ll then put you in touch with a teacher who has availability when you need it.
You take your lesson…
And that’s it!
There’s absolutely no obligation to continue, though of course we hope you will want to…
If you’d like to know more about online lessons, I’ve copied and pasted the relevant section from our FAQ (which is worth a look anyway…)
Online Italian Lessons
I live in the USA/Australia. What days/times can I take lessons?
We know there may be a big time difference between Italy and where you live. For this reason we look for teachers who are willing to teach early in the morning or late at night (Italian time). With a little flexibility on both sides, it’s normally possible to accommodate even large time differences.
Are my credit card details safe in your database?
We use Paypal to process payments. So your card (or Paypal account) details are stored in their servers. We never see them. Rest assured, your payment data is completely safe. No payment can be taken unless you specifically authorize it, and should you have any issue at all with OnlineItalianClub.com, Paypal will back you up.
Who will my online Italian teacher be?
All our online Italian lesson teachers are professionals who have significant teaching experience and usually speak reasonable English. We interview new teachers online before accepting them, and brief them thoroughly regarding what our clients need and expect. In the unlikely event there is anything (at all) that you’re not happy with, our teaching manager Lucia is your first point of call. Whatever the problem is, she’ll sort it out for you.
What software/hardware do I need?
Obviously, a good broadband connection is a pre-requisite, and then you’ll need Skype, which is a free download. Most computers and tablets already have it installed. If you already use it to make video calls, the online lessons should work just fine for you. If you’re unsure about whether your computer/tablet is up for learning Italian online, let me know and I can organize a test call with you to check.
Why take lessons with OnlineItalianClub.com, rather than a cheaper alternative?
Our mission is to provide good quality online materials and online teaching, while at the same time providing work for Italian teachers. We’re about building a trusted team of professionals to provide the best possible learning and teaching. Read the reviews on our online Italian lessons page (click the ’10 lessons’ product and scroll down to the reviews tab to see genuine, un-edited customer reviews.)
Why are lessons just 30 minutes long?
As a teacher I think that, while a one-hour individual lesson is ideal when face-to-face in a classroom, an hour online can be heavy, especially when you’re just starting out. So we offer a default of 30 minutes instead. If you’d rather have a longer session, just book two lessons to run one after another. The price of two half-hour lessons is comparable with one full-hour session offered by other quality schools, but offers you more flexibility.
Who decides the lesson content?
Normally, you do. Your lessons can include conversation, grammar, a mix, whatever you prefer. If you aren’t sure, ask your teacher for suggestions. She/he will be happy to advise you, or simply decide for you what you need.
Do I have to study at a regular day/time?
Nope, it’s flexible. But people do tend to end up having a regular day/time because it just works out like that once lessons become a routine for you. Not to say you can’t cancel a lesson you’ve booked. Just write to your teacher in advance to let him/her know.
Does the online teacher speak English?
It’s one of our requirements. But we’d strongly advise you not to use English as the ‘lingua franca’ for your lessons, as that rather defeats the point…
How do I buy more than 10 lessons?
If you select the ’10 lesson’ option in our shop and add it to your cart, you can then change the quantity of the ‘product’ you’re purchasing, so instead of ‘1 x 10 lessons’ you modify that to ‘3 x 10 lessons’, or whatever. Regular clients wait for the offers, stock up on twenty or thirty lessons and so continually pay less than the advertised prices.