All last week was taken up by the FTLO (Free Trial Lesson Offer), but thankfully (because it involved a lot of work) that’s now ended!
Thanks to everyone who participated. Some will have already done their free trial, others will be organising a convenient day/time, which can be difficult for certain time zones, or waiting to hear from our teaching management team. Everyone should have been contacted by the end of today – if you’ve heard nothing, check your spam/junk folder first, then feel free to write to me. I’ll be happy to check out what the problem might be.
There’ll be another FTLO in February 2022, by the way, if you managed to miss this one…
Anyway, thinking back to before the promotion, I wrote an article entitled ‘How are we all doing?’ and encouraged club members to comment, so as to let us know how things have been for them during this difficult period, and whether things are picking up (the USA opens its borders to foreign travelers TODAY, I read. Hurrah!)
Plenty of people did actually comment, which made a nice change, and it was great to hear what people have been experiencing. If you didn’t check out the comments on that article, you should!
E poi, we have a new Italian ‘easy reader’ ebook this week. I published Il calendario di Laura this morning, so club members are the first to know!
The level is A2/B1, so it’s pretty accessible, but please check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) before you buy. Verify that the level is appropriate for you, that you’re happy with the length and format, and that you know how to make it work on your device – there’s a link to the audio at the top of Chapter 1 – the recording for the entire text is available free online.
As usual, there’s a 25% discount this first week. But, unusually, this one’s longer than our typical easy readers, which are supposed to be 8 chapters, and so easy to get through.
Why more chapters this time???
Laura finds weekdays a bore but loves public holidays! And Italy has plenty to enjoy, each with its own traditions.
Read how she and her husband like to spend each ‘giorno festivo’, from Epiphany on January 6th, through the spring, summer, fall and winter months, to the climax of the Christamas holidays, New Year, and then, to begin all over again!
- .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
- .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
- 14 chapters to read and listen to
- 14 exercises to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossaries of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
- Suitable for students at elementary level and above
- Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
How do I access my ebook?
When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment is confirmed), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them.
Così. Il calendario di Laura isn’t a bad read, it’ll certainly help increase your cultural knowledge, which is so important when learning a foreign language, it’s good skills practice (reading/listening), too, and may help consolidate the grammar/vocabulary you have studied previously.
All for £5.99 (until Sunday, thereafter £7.99).
I try to come back to this point regularly, as not everyone pays attention…
You don’t have to spend any money at all to learn Italian with us. Check out the links below (I almost always include them, even when trying to sell something…)
We have masses of free materials on the club website, available to anyone who choses to use it.
Plus there’s our ‘easy news’ site, which offers three free bulletins each week, for those wise enough to realise how important that is.
Only the ‘shop’ link, obviously, takes you some place payment is likely to be asked for, and even in the shop there are some free bits and pieces if you look.
And on the Catalog page, you’ll find masses of ‘free sample chapters’, most of which, as I mentioned above, contain links to the audio for the whole story – we only charge for the written text, see?
In short, besides free grammar explanations, we offer hundreds upon hundreds of hours of free reading and listening practice. To anyone who wants it.
All you have to do to learn Italian is to begin making use of it.