Studying on your own can work great for some people. Personally, I prefer it. I’m pretty self-motivated most of the time, and I like finding out how to do things for myself.
But I’m not everyone.
Taking a course in a real language school, or in some other way having regular contact with a teacher, is a huge help for a lot of people. It’s motivating, it keeps them on track, it’s just easier than achieving something by yourself.
You want to learn Italian, or you wouldn’t be reading this. Statistics suggest you haven’t yet tried an online lesson. It’s a new technology that only a minority of people are profiting from so far.
But why not you? Imagine, you could be benefiting from regular sessions with your own dedicated Italian teacher, right here in your home or office:
- at a day/time of your choosing
- to study WHAT you want (grammar? just conversation? correction of your pronunciation?)
- WHEN you want (before work? lunchtime? when you get home? at the weekend?)
The first time, it might be a bit awkward, but soon you’ll get to know your teacher and you’ll look forward to regular online meetings that are not just lessons, but the start of period in your life in which you’ll regularly be speaking and understanding Italian.
You know that to really learn Italian, you’ll need to use it regularly, and to have a reason to do so. Your online teacher’s job will not just be to teach you, but to provide practice opportunities, and in general to bring the language alive for you.
Yes, learning a language can be a slow and frustrating process. But it sure is easier and more fun if you have a friendly, professional native speaker right there to explain things, model pronunciation, and help and encourage you when you need it.
So, here’s the deal:
- No discount this time around. A 30-minute one-to-one online lesson with a trained teacher costs just €20. It’s not a lot, and you could pay even less per lesson if you buy a pack of 5 or 10. However….
- Begin with a no-risk trial! Buy just the one lesson, meet up with your teacher and see how it works out for you. If, for any reason at all, you’re not happy, you’ll just e-mail me to say so, and I will log on to Paypal and hit the refund button without delay. That’s a promise.
This promotion is just beginning. There are sure to be lots of people interested, but our teachers can handle up to 40 new students right now. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be one of them.
If you’re serious about learning Italian, this is an opportunity that you don’t want to pass up.
You’ve no risk. Don’t like the lesson? No problem, I’ll refund your payment, and pay the teacher myself. Marketing cost.
But this is a time/capacity limited offer: when we’ve booked up our team of teachers, or on Sunday 6th of October, whichever is sooner, it ends.
So best not to hang around. Get on over to the shop and buy your trial lesson right now. This might be just what your Italian needs.
And remember, there’s no risk to you.
All you need to get started speaking and understanding Italian better is a computer with a reasonable Internet connection!
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Glenn Culos says
It’s a great premise but 20 € for only a half hour is a bit steep. That’s 40 € for an hour (which I believe is what you would need weekly to really advance in your Italian language skills). Being an American that’s about $54 US. I Skype for an hour a week for less than half that with a tutor. I would try your service if the price came down.
Fair comment Glenn, but that’s the one lesson price. Buy 5 or 10 and it’s a little less per hour.
Plus, the other day I called an electrician who charged my €100 an hour (plus sales tax). I know people who pay €80 for a haircut. Value & cost are relative. Personally I think it’s important that the lesson is good, rather than being just cheap.
Remember you get a recording, homework to do, the chance to exchange e-mails, and so on.
Sieglind D'Arcy says
Agree, quality is better than quantity. I’ve had Skype lessons before and a personal tutor but the lessons I’ve just started with Silvia are great. I like the shorter lesson and then the tailor-made homework and dictionary she sends me: words she discovers that I need to express the things I want to talk about. And the recordings are fantastic! It’s an eye-opener to hear myself….talk about motivation to keep going and improve!
Glenn Culos says
I agree as well.I have not sacrificed quantity over quality. I can have the lesson set up anyway I want but I choose just to talk because I am past the need for book work and the dictionaries, etcetera etcetera. if I could customize my lesson just for conversation I might consider it. I believe there is no better way to learn a language than just to speak it.
Of course you can customize your lesson content to just conversation, Glenn. These are 1-1 classes run by professional Italian teachers. They wouldn’t dream of imposing an approach or content that you felt was not suitable for your needs or priorities. Study what and how you please. That’s the point of a personalized class, right?
Why not give it a try? Then, if you’re not convinced, you can ask for your money back. Plus write a comment and tell us what you didn’t like.
By the way, this post is getting old now. We value your comments, but if you make them on the latest article, more people will read them….
Gary Yellin says
After seven lessons with Lucia Lecce, I wanted to provide some feedback to others who are considering this approach, i.e. Skype lessons to learn Italian or practice their existing language skills. I signed up for five lessons with Lucia, and when they were completed I didn’t hesitate to purchase another ten. The time spent is exactly what I was looking for – a means by which I could practice my Italian on a regular basis with someone with strong teaching skills. Lucia is just such a person. She has great energy and enjoys what she’s doing, which makes the lessons very engaging. She’s attentive and diligent in correcting my mistakes, both during the lesson and post-lesson homework and emails. I also like the one-on-one format. I get more practice during our lesson time than I ever did during a lengthier classroom format. The sessions are rigorous because you’re speaking all of the time, but they’ve also been a lot of fun. I have attended courses in Italian through the intermediate level and now need a venue to maintain and hopefully advance what I’ve learned. This venue/format has worked very well for me and if you’re looking for a way to stay fresh with your Italian, I highly recommend the Skype lessons. If you’re like me, you’ve worked too hard to get to the level you’re at just to lose it. Provala, ti piacera’.