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, to try, or because you have some short-term need for help.
Buying just the one lesson at a time is normally the most costly option, for obvious reasons.
This week, however, FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY, the ‘one lesson’ option is priced at ZERO, rather than £20.
Click this link to see:
What that means is that, if you’d like to try an online lesson with a native-speaker Italian teacher, you can, and with absolutely no risk!
Use the ‘add to cart’ button to add the free 30-minute lesson to your cart.
Then proceed in the usual online-shopping way, except for the fact that, because it’s FREE, no payment details are required.
There’s nothing to sign, no obligation to buy more, and no requirement to cancel within a certain number of days or a payment is taken from your card.
In short, none of those horrible marketing tricks that we have learnt (the hard way!) to look out for.
This time it’s a genuinely-free, free trial offer.
I repeat, unless you’re buying something else at the same time, no payment details will be asked for.
Complete your order. You’ll receive a confirmation email from our shop software (if you don’t see it immediately, please check your spam/junk folder…)
At my end, there’ll be an ‘order received’ notification.
I’ll forward that on to our teaching management assistant, who will contact you (please give her a couple of days… things can get busy in Free Trial Lesson Offer week!)
She’ll email you to ask when you want to do your lesson, what your needs are, what your level is in Italian, and so on. Again, if you don’t see that email within a day or so, check your spam/junk folder…
The teaching management assistant’s job is to assign you to one of our teachers. In part, she’ll make that decision based on when you want to study and when the teacher is available.
Some of them, for example, are willing to stay up really late or get up absurdly early, so as to be able to teach in different time zones.
The teaching management team (the assistant, and our teaching manager, Lucia) is also your contact point if there’s anything you need. For example, if you don’t manage to organise a day/time with your teacher, or if perhaps you’d prefer someone younger or older, or a teacher who speaks more, or less, English.
Whatever the issue is, the solution is to contact the teaching management team!
By the way, apart from the initial order confirmation, this isn’t an automated process, so please be patient. We all also have day jobs! And we don’t have a system of clever algorithms that does everything for us…
Please allow 24 hours or so for the teaching management assistant to contact you once you have completed your order. If you don’t get an email CHECK YOUR SPAM! And if we don’t reply to your subsequent emails immediately, bear in mind the time difference between Italy and wherever you are.
OK, so here are the offer conditions:
- The Free Trial Italian Lesson Offer starts today, 14/02/22, and ends on Sunday, 20/02/22
- We’ve got the capacity for around a hundred and fifty club members to try a trial lesson
- If demand is higher than expected, we’ll organise the lessons in the order they are booked
- This offer is only for NEW STUDENTS ONLY
- If you booked a free trial last time but didn’t take it – try again, that’s fine!
- But if you’ve already had your free trial (we have a list), this is not for you
- Having done your lesson, Lucia will send you a 15% discount coupon, in case you’d like to take further lessons (we hope you will…)
Got a question? Just email in the usual way (reply to any email you get from me or look for the address in the footer of the club website.)
New ‘easy reader’ ebook!
This morning we published a new Italian easy reader ebook, La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Spagna, the second in our ‘Italian Diaspora’ series (if you missed the first one, it’s here.) The level is B2 (upper intermediate. Oh, and there’s a slip of the tongue right at the beginning of the online audio… See if you can hear it!
A ‘diaspora’ is a population that lives somewhere different from their original home, or that of their forebears. Since the late nineteenth century, millions of Italians have emigrated in search of better prospects. By 1980 it was estimated that twenty-five million Italians had made their home outside of Italy, in countries all over the world…
From the Roman empire to the European Union, read about Italians who have made their homes in a land which isn’t so dissimilar to their own: Spain! Get an insider’s view of the cultural ties, the similarities, but also the differences between these two peninsulas, situated at opposite ends of the Mediterranean Sea (the author is an Italian teacher, based in Madrid!)
- .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)
This being the first week, ‘La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Spagna‘ is 25% discounted, so just £5.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £7.99.
Do check out the FREE sample chapter (.pdf) before you buy a copy, though. That way, you’ll know whether the level is suitable and that the format works on the device you intend to use it on.
How do I access my ebook?
When your order is ‘completed’ (normally, immediately after your payment), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them.
Don’t forget to read/listen to Saturday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, will you?
Improved comprehension skills make other aspects of language learning (grammar, vocabulary, speaking etc.) easier.
The more you read and listen, the more you learn!
And it’s FREE.