Though this last week before the Christmas break is normally when everything is winding down, for us at the school it’s always a bit crazy.
Because we’re busy with the annual “Save 20% on Italian Courses in Bologna” promotion.
Which means emails every day, right up to the evening of Christmas Day.
I’ll be stuffed with ‘tortellini in brodo’ and full of good wine, yet still valiantly trying to sell Italian courses…
Boxing Day we tidy up, do the stats, and recuperate.
Because then, at the end of Christmas week, we have the OnlineItalianClub.com ‘New Year’ promotion!
A great saving on ebooks, online lessons, etc. etc. More mailings, more work, all the way through until Epiphany.
This time of the year it’s basically all go.
So there’s less time (temporarily) for other things – the new Italian Course Finder, and various other projects which are queuing for a landing slot, will have to wait their turn!
Anyway, if you fancy taking an Italian course at our school in Bologna in 2019, and at a significant discount to boot, click here for details.
Or, if you know you won’t be coming to Italy any time soon but just want something to read, check out these articles on learning Italian.
Did you listen to Saturday’s Easy Italian News?
A proposito, EasyItalianNews.com is now ‘under new management’, so to speak.
I’ve passed the job of producing the three weekly editions over to my wife, Stefi, who has more time than I do and needs the extra cash for her hobby, knitting (good quality wool is shocking price!)
Which reminds me, as I now have to pay an editor AS WELL AS our team of freelance writers, your donations will be even more welcome.
And that in turn reminds me that EasyItalianNews.com will not be publishing over the holidays – the last edition in 2018 will be on Saturday 22nd of December. We’ll be back on Tuesday 8th January 2019.
What about in the meantime?
Well, you could visit the archive of previous editions and listen to them again. Bet your listening has improved!
Last week Lynne left a comment to that effect:
Well Daniel, I know you are always trying to get across the message of how important it is to hear Italian being spoken. As well as listening to Easy Italian News I have made an effort to listen to as much Italian as I can EVERY day. To those who don’t believe your words of wisdom IT REALLY WORKS. I have just returned from 4 days in Rome I felt confident to speak Italian, in fact my brain just let the words flow and best of all I could understand when I was spoken too in Italian. I found that I wasn’t speaking like a robot but actually having real conversations, I even managed a joke with the waiter! A few months ago I was in Bologna and tried to speak in Italian but struggled when people responded. I am not a fluent speaker (B1 level) so obviously I make mistakes and my topics are limited. But my aim of learning Italian is to be able to chat with the locals when on holiday and I am well on my way THANKS.