Did you know that around a thousand people a day learn Italian with OnlineItalianClub.com?
A typical student stays on our site for around five minutes and views about four pages.
I like to think that means they get an email like this one, click through to the new exercise and give it a try.
Each of our new C2 listening exercises gets heard by around 200 people on the first day it’s published, more on successive days.
Our Italian listening exercises are played around 40,000 times per month.
OnlineItalianClub.com members come from all over the world, mainly in English-speaking countries, but not exclusively.
A lot of you are in the United States, others in Australia, many in Britain or Ireland, but we get emails from all over the place, and I always try to reply.
As you know, we publish new materials here each Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
The idea is to build positive study habits, to ensure you are regularly reminded of your goal of learning Italian, and motivated to do something to work towards it.
Drip, drip, drip.
Hopefully people stick around long enough for time and practice to work their magic!
I know for a fact that there are people here who started with us a couple of years ago and so must have improved several levels by now.
I remember some of you buying e-books at A1 level and now, here you are, back looking for something at B1 or B2!
And others who once wrote complaining that the B1 listenings were too difficult, but now seem to be doing just fine with the C2 stuff…
Well done to you all!
Keep opening the emails, keep doing the thrice-weekly exercises, and you WILL keep making progress.
OK, enough chat.
Click here for today’s new C2 (proficiency) level listening task.
It’s a little different. You hear someone speaking, a brief extract, and you have to match the sense of what they’re saying to an idiomatic expression.
Not easy. Give it a try.
You’ll find others in the current series on our C2 page.
And free material for learning Italian at all (easier) levels, here.
Know anyone else who is studying Italian or would like to?
Then why not forward them this email? They can join our club free here.
In fact, why not suggest to your Italian teacher that he/she give us some publicity??
We’re happy for Italian teachers to print and photocopy exercises, even to download listening texts for class use. There’s information about this in our FAQ.
(Teachers: for details of discounts, and to get your personalised code for use in our shop, write to me to tell me where you are in the world and what sort of school or institution you teach at… The email is at the bottom of each page on our site.)