And so, the Summer Sale is O.V.E.R., no more exhortations to buy stuff, for a while at least.
But long live the Summer Series, which starts today, and is FREE!
We’ve done Summer Series in two previous years, each time thirty free articles, three a week for ten weeks, from July to September.
The first was ‘La storia di Roma’, and last year’s was ‘Il Medioevo’. Find them both on our History page.
Keep scrolling down past 2021’s Middle Ages and you’ll get to the new series, ‘Il Rinascimento’ (the Renaissance), which means ‘rebirth’ in Italian/French respectively.
We’re talking about the few hundred years of history between fourteen something and eighteen something, depending on how you define it.
If you scan through the contents of the thirty episodes of this year’s series, you’ll see what’ll be covered between now and September.
As I listen to and proof-read each episode, I’ll publish them and publicise the links here.
If you fall out of the habit of reading these articles, just keep an eye on the history page, where the links to each new article will be activated – three a week for ten weeks.
So, why is the Renaissance/Rinascimento called that?
Check out Episode 1 to find out:
Il Rinascimento, Episodio 1. Il Rinascimento: una nuova era (secoli XV e XVI)
How to use the material?
Well, that’s up to you, but if it were me, I’d be doing much the same with this stuff as I would be doing with the thrice-weekly bulletins of ‘easy’ Italian news that we publish. And for those, there’s a special ‘Advice’ page, with suggestions and explanations. Why not take a look?
So then, three history articles with audio each week, plus three news bulletins, also with audio and supporting text.
You’re going to have a busy summer, mi pare!
Keep up, and there’s no question but that your Italian listening and reading comprehension skills will benefit as a result.
Or you could file these great, free opportunities in the ‘one day’ folder, and just hope your Italian improves on its own…
Here are those links again:
Il Rinascimento, Episodio 1. Il Rinascimento: una nuova era (secoli XV e XVI) | History page
Have you listened to Saturday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, yet?
It’s free, as is subscribing to receive each of the three weekly bulletins, directly to your email inbox, immediately they are published on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
OnlineItalianClub.com | EasyItalianNews.com | EasyReaders.org (ebooks) | NativeSpeakerTeachers.com (1-1 lessons)
Having read and listened to the last two series – La storia di Roma and Il Medioevo, I have been looking forward to Series 3 – Il Rinascimento. I enjoyed this first chapter – a bit challenging but very interesting. I have now listened to it three times, the last time without reading and I am surprised at how much I can understand. I do not know all the words but have resisted the temptation to reach for the dictionary!
Many many thanks to all concerned – a lot of work has gone into producing these series and it is much appreciated!