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Yesterday afternoon, Donna wrote to complain.
She didn’t know about using the coupon code, and so had paid the full price for her ebook.
This happened because my articles are too long, apparently.
‘Wordy’ was how she put it.
Besides, it’s pretty poor that we advertise a discount, but then make it hard to get!
Sorry, Donna. That wasn’t the intention.
So today’s article will be SHORT!
What to study?
Wanting to learn a language is an excellent start, but good intentions are nothing on their own.
You actually have to take action.
But where to start?
What to study?
In part that depends on what you’re trying to achieve, and on your level.
But it’s easy to over-think this, seeking the optimum path to your goal.
Time spent planning, while useful to an extent, is time spent not-doing.
And, at least when it comes to language-learning, doing something is usually better than doing nothing.
You’ll need hundreds of hours of practice to improve by even one level.
So better start today!
Here are some ideas to choose from:
- Read something in Italian – a newspaper or website article, for example
- Watch Italian TV for ten or fifteen minutes
- Listen to the radio. If you have a data connection on your smartphone, download a radio app and experiment with listening while you’re doing housework, or going for a walk
- Or listen to something on the club website
- Revise what you studied in 2018
- Read a chapter of that ‘easy reader’ you bought in the offer
- And if you didn’t buy anything? Download some free samples and read/listen to them
- Review the notes from your last online lesson or class
- Prepare for the next one
- Write a letter or email (it doesn’t have to be perfect – and you don’t have to show anyone)
- Or copy an Italian text – by hand – and think about it as you copy it
- Take a test (any of our online exercises can be used as tests)
- Experiment with the free sample exams available online
Hope that gives you some ideas!