This is a rare Sunday message to remind you that the ‘Free Trial Online Italian Lesson‘ offer ends TONIGHT SOMETIME (when exactly will depend on your time zone).
The next promotion of this sort will not be until next year, probably in February or March.
If you write to me tomorrow (Monday) to ask how you can try an online lesson with a club teacher for FREE, the answer will be: sorry, you missed it. Wait until 2019!
Start now, rather than next year, and by then your speaking and listening will be so much better…
Book your ‘Free Trial Online Italian Lesson‘ right now! It takes just a minute, and no payment details are asked for.
Thanks to Marjorie and Kathy who, with no prompting from me, commented on Friday’s article ‘I’d like to try the free online Italian lesson but am afraid’.
Marjorie says (NOVEMBER 16, 2018 AT 12:34 PM)
Don’t be afraid to take a free trial lesson online with the club. I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to speak, I was afraid that I did not know how to use Skype. But I went ahead anyway. I booked a lesson, opened a Skype account and now, after 40 lessons, I am just back from holiday in Italy speaking more confidently than I would have ever thought possible (for me!). I am still a bit reluctant to speak and I don’t like listening to myself on the transcript of my lesson with my teacher but I have pushed myself to try, and I am happy. I have a great teacher, Alessandra, who encourages me to speak, which is my goal. Don’t be afraid to take a free trial lesson with the club – go ahead and be amazed at what you can do!
Kathy says (NOVEMBER 16, 2018 AT 4:56 PM)
I want to second Marjorie – taking Skype lessons is one of the best things I’ve done for my confidence in Italian. Besides that, it has been a LOT of fun! I’ve now had three teachers through Online Italian Club and each has been wonderful at what I needed at the time (first just conversation, because I was afraid of what actual “lessons” might mean, and now “lessons” because it turns out I really enjoy having a structured conversation..) I have remained friends with (and visited) my first two teachers, and my latest teacher is just as warm and friendly as the first two. All have been professional and teacherly. Each time I start with a new teacher it IS scary, and I still find the tech occasionally frustrating, but none of my teachers has ever made me feel like I’m wasting either my time or theirs, but instead have been encouraging and supportive. (You should know that your teacher will ask why you’re learning Italian, but it’s so they know how to tailor the lesson, not to judge your worthiness 😏. Don’t let that throw you!) Give it a try – you may find yourself hooked on the language and stoked by your success.
Here are the offer details, one last time:
- The offer ends TONIGHT, Sunday 18/11/18
- You don’t actually have to TAKE the lesson today, just book it
- We’ll organise the trial lessons in the order they are booked
- This offer is for new students only
- Once you’ve completed your lesson, you’ll receive a 15% discount coupon, valid for further lessons, if you choose to take them
Have you listened to Saturday’s Easy Italian News bulletin, yet?
It’s FREE, but it includes an article about how you can support us by making a donation.
Each edition of the ‘news’ costs me about €120, so that’s €360 a week, in total around €1500 a month – a little less if there’s a public holiday when we’ll skip an edition, as Italians don’t like working on holidays.
That makes it quite an expensive hobby…
So many thanks to everyone who contributed in October (when we covered the whole month’s costs) and so far this month (we’re at about a third so far…)
From each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs, as they say.
This week someone in Australia sent 100 AUD, we’ve had a few 50’s – euros and USD as I recall – many 10’s in all of the available currencies, and lots of 5’s too.
Where the donor gives a name or organisation, I add that to the list at the bottom of the ‘donate’ page.
Otherwise, it’s anonymous, which about 50% of people choose.
Either way, grazie mille a tutti!
And a final note – I’m not thinking of adding advertising to this site, but the ‘news’ wouldn’t be averse to sponsorship from a language school or similar Italian/Italy-connected organisation with a marketing budget to spend…