(You’re not going crazy – the articles I’ll be sending out this week were previously published in November 2018, at the time of our last Free Trial Lesson Offer. They worked well then, so… I’ll take a break and catch up on other stuff! Things’ll be back to normal on Monday 18th Feb.)
As mentioned last week, the Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer starts today!
In our online shop, we have various online Italian lesson options. You can choose between packages of five or ten lessons, for example, and so benefit from a discount.
It’s also possible to buy just the one lesson, to try, or because you have some very short-term need for help.
But that’s normally the most costly way.
This week though, FOR NEW STUDENTS ONLY, the ‘one lesson’ option is priced at ZERO, rather than £20.
Take a look:
30-minute online one-to-one Italian lesson via Skype
Which means that, if you’d like to try an online lesson with a native-speaker Italian teacher, you can.
With absolutely no risk!
Just click here.
Use the ‘add to cart’ button to add it to your cart.
Then proceed in the usual ecommerce way, except for the fact that it’s FREE.
So there’s nothing to sign, no commitment to buy more, and no necessity to cancel within a certain number of days or a payment is taken from your card.
In short, no tricks.
It’s a genuinely-free, free trial offer.
Assuming you’re not buying something else, no payment details will be asked for or taken.
Complete your order. You’ll get a confirmation email.
At this end, I’ll get an ‘order received’ email.
If I’m not teaching at that moment, I’ll forward the email on to Lucia, who will reply.
She’ll contact you by email and ask WHEN you want to do your lesson and, WHAT your needs are, what your level is in Italian, and so on.
Lucia’s job is to assign you to one of our teachers. In part, she’ll make that decision based on when you want to study and when the teacher is available.
Some of them, for example, are willing to stay up really late or get up absurdly early, so as to be able to teach in different time zones.
Lucia’s also your contact point if there’s anything you need.
If, for example, you don’t manage to organise a day/time with your teacher, she’ll handle that for you.
Or perhaps you’d prefer someone younger, or older, or who speaks more or less English, or whatever?
By the way, given that this isn’t an automated process, do be patient.
Lucia has a day job, as do I.
Allow 24 hours or so for her to contact you.
And if we don’t reply to your emails immediately, bear in mind the time difference between Italy and wherever you are.
These are the offer conditions:
- The offer is good from today, 11/02/19 to Sunday, 17/02/19
- We’ve got the capacity for around a hundred club members to do a trial lesson
- If demand exceeds that, we’ll organise the lessons in the order they are booked
- This offer is for NEW STUDENTS ONLY
- If you booked a free trial last time but didn’t take it – do try again!
- But if you’ve already done a free trial (Lucia has a list), this is not for you
- Once you’ve done your lesson, Lucia will send you a 15% discount coupon to incentivise you to continue…
View online lesson prices here.
Then book your free trial Italian lesson
Got a question?
Just email in the usual way (reply to any email you get from me or look for the address in the footer of the club website.)
Dave Halbert says
Ciao Daniel. This comment isn’t related to the free trial offer but I couldn’t find an area for general comments, Last year I bought a package of your short stories. I have found them very useful for reading purposes but extremely frustrating for developing my listening skills. The pace of speech is far too fast for a learner like me. I can get that speed on television for free. Could you provide a slow speed option as Yabla does or failing that, get the narrator to speak at a similar speed to the one used in your ‘Easy Italian News’. May I also suggest that you charge a reasonable subscription fee for your ‘Easy Italian News’. I am hesitant to make a donation as I fear that you won’t receive sufficient donations and will drop this option; however I would gladly pay a reasonable fee for this excellent product.
Debbie Epstein says
I have (but relatively recently after trying to learn Italian for a few years) been following your advice and listening to Italian radio daily. Every morning when I wake up I listen to Easy Italian News, RAI Radio 3 and/or RAI Classico (depending on my mood). With RAI 3 I don’t understand much, but it’s improving. Easy Italian News I now understand pretty much everything if I have the transcript in front of me and the majority without the transcript. I also have two Skype lessons a week with Marcella, who is great, and am gradually working my way through the films, having bought the film pack. I started with Amarcord, which was probably a mistake as it’s not a film I already know – and it’s in dialect. What I’ve done is to buy the DVD from amazon.it and I’m reading scenes and then watching those scenes. It’s a long process. I’ve not listened to the audio, however, which I should probably start to do. Next I’m going to go to two films that I do know – Ladri di biciclette and La Dolce Vita but for now sticking to Amarcord (stubbornly, some might say).
I feel that my listening, speaking and reading skills are definitely improving as a result (and I think Marcella would agree), even though my grammar and therefore writing skills are pretty dire still. I just don’t have the patience or time to do loads of exercises even though I know it would help with writing. My spelling is improving too because the reading means that I am better able to recognise when a word looks wrong, but it lags behind speaking and listening improvement
So this comment is just to say, in my experience you are absolutely right about doing loads of listening, even if it’s only 10-15 minutes a day.
I will be at Madrelingua (for the third time) in May, this time for two weeks and intend to do another two weeks in the autumn – subject to when it suits my niece and her husband for me to stay with them (or in their flat). I’m looking forward to it and am hoping that I will have progressed by then!
Good for you, Debbie!!