Yesterday (Tuesday) we published the first ‘proper’ version of ‘Easy Italian News’.
Not just text and audio. Now there are colours! And pictures!
You can read and listen to it here:
I won’t tell you it’s ‘good value’.
I’m not going to promise you it’s ‘cheap as chips’.
So take a look, will you?
Then tell your friends / students / people you know who are learning Italian.
Also, there’ll be another edition tomorrow!
The plan is to publish each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (so avoiding ‘club’ days and keeping my workload ‘manageable’, at least until I start teaching pre-schoolers again…)
How to make sure you don’t miss one, and so lose out on the listening/reading practice?
Good question. I’m glad you asked me that.
There’s a little form thingy in the ‘sidebar’ of the EasyItalianNews.com website (top-left, under the logo.)
NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!
Enter your email and we’ll send you each new edition – FREE!
Join 35 other subscribers
Beh, thirty-five isn’t bad for the first day (now, as I’m proof-reading this, it says 36. Ciao Stella!)
But it does rather suggest that most of you missed it.
Which isn’t that suprising given that I didn’t put it up until yesterday evening, when I had time to potter.
So there you have it – today’s task is to listen to yesterday’s ‘easy’ Italian news.
And if you like it, to add your email in the box, so as to be automatically sent future editions.
Whaddya mean, you’re not sure???
Angela wrote: “Fabulous resource, it is exactly what I need.”
Claire commented: “Brilliant. The content and delivery are both excellent.”
And Elsa thinks: “A great variety of interesting topics. Thank you!”
Meno male, as it’s costing us a fortune in writer fees.
However, I don’t think I’ve ever published anything that’s generated such postive feedback.
The site has only been live for a week and already there are 97 comments, all positive except for one grouchy Swedish guy, who was upset that we wrote about the right-wing populists doing well in the election there.
Here’s that link, one more time:
Don’t be a grouchy Swedish guy – click it, and improve your reading/listening for free!
‘Book of the Week’ reminder!
Also not to forget is this week’s half-price ‘Book of the Week’ easy-reader ebook, ‘Il grande pesce rosso‘.
It’s a story about a schoolboy who tells a lie and then can’t extricate himself.
Now I BET you had a similar experience when you were a kid.
I certainly did, though I can’t tell you about it as my mother reads these articles.
Take a look at the free sample chapter (.pdf) to see if the level is right for you (it’s A1/2 – so very easy!)
Or find something more challenging in our ebook catalog.
‘Il grande pesce rosso‘ is half price, that’s £3.99 instead of the usual £7.99, BUT ONLY UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT.
And to the lady who wrote to me yesterday, asking that we price our ebooks in euros as well as ‘sad’ British pounds, I typed ‘GBP EURO’ into Google.
The oracle says that the current conversion rate is 1.13 euros to the ‘failing’ quid, which means your ebook should in theory cost you €4.49.
Typing ‘GBP USD’ brings up a widget in which you can enter £3.99, and so find out that the current equivalent is $5.25.
There doesn’t appear to be a similar converter for ASD (Australian dollars), but there are plenty of sites that’ll do it for you.
However, wherever you live and whatever currency your ‘Italian materials budget’ is in, I always advise assuming the worst.
Your credit card company, or Paypal, or Amazon, or all of the above. will use rates which are likely to be unfavourable, both to you and to us.
That’s how they make their profits.
You’d therefore be well advised to start with a small purchase, such as this week’s £3.99 easy-reader ebook ‘Il grande pesce rosso‘.
Later, study your credit card bill carefully to see how much it ended up costing you.
Personally, I’d say whatever that is, it’ll be worth it if reading/listening regularly in Italian makes you more confident and helps improve your listening and reading comprehension skills.