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New Italian easy reader: ‘Valeria, Michele e le maschere’

This week at EasyReaders.Org sees the publication of a NEW Italian easy reader: Valeria, Michele e le maschere

Easy Italian readers - Valeria, Michele e le maschere - cover image

If you’re still learning Italian, you should definitely take a look!

But if not?

Then do ‘unsubscribe’ from receiving articles like this one – you should see a link at the bottom which will do that for you.

Valeria has been single for months now. She meets men but after going out a few times they seem reluctant to commit, or even return her messages! She wonders whether the dating app, Tinder, might be worth a try?

Michele spends his Saturday evenings alone, playing computer games. If only he wasn’t so shy, he’d meet more people. And then, maybe find a girlfriend? Perhaps the solution is online…

There’s a free sample chapter (.pdf) to download, so you can check the level and format is suitable (and listen to the online audio – look for the link at the top of Chapter 1.)

From next week Valeria, Michele e le maschere will sell in our online shop for £7.99, but this first week it’s 25% less, at just £5.99.

Get it while it’s cheaper!

And if you’ve already spent your ‘learn Italian’ budget this month?

No worries!

Listen to this morning’s edition of Easy Italian News, instead.

You get eight minutes of Italian listening practice, accompanied by a simplified transcript to help you figure out what you’re hearing.

All absolutely free, with no registration, logging in, or other messing about required!

Valeria, Michele e le maschere | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Easy Italian News

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Half-Price ‘Book of the Week’ & Free Easy Italian News

Have you listened to today’s FREE Easy Italian News, yet?

If not, click here.

Also this week, we have a new, half-price, easy-reader ebook ‘Book of the Week’ offer! Cover image: I soliti ignoti

I soliti ignoti‘ is Mario Monicelli’s 1958 classic comedy, retold for learners of Italian by our own award-winning scriptwriter and Italian teacher, Giovanni Galavotti.

The title is the term that the Italian authorities use to refer to the unknown parties held to be responsible for a crime.

I soliti ignoti‘ tells the story of a gang of small-time crooks who plan a night-time raid on the safe of a pawn-broker’s shop – with hilarious results!

Take a look at the free sample chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the level and complexity.

At the top of Chapter 1 there’s a link to the online audio, which is also free.

Until Sunday night, ‘I soliti ignoti‘ is half-price, so just £3.99, rather than the usual £7.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level or above
  • download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
  • your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase

Checked the free sample? Then buy the full version here.

Or select something you prefer from our catalog page.

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Free Online Lesson reminder & Thursday’s Easy Italian News

A quick reminder about this week’s Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer.

This is a promotion we do every six months or so – this one ends on Sunday, and won’t be repeated until the spring…

The plan is to give away a hundred free online Italian lessons, worth £20 each.

Eighty people have already seized the chance, so it’s getting pretty hectic around here.

But hey, if we all squeeze up, there’s still space for you, too.

So, if you’d like to try an online lesson (via Skype) with a native-speaker Italian teacher, click on the link below.

There’s no risk –  you don’t have to buy one to get one free, no payment details are asked for, all we need to organise your lesson is your email address.

Which we have already, or you wouldn’t be reading this.

It’s a genuinely free, no-tricks, offer.

Everybody gets to try a lesson, for free. Some will buy additional lesson credits and continue. Others won’t, but will hopefully say nice things about us to other people they know who are learning Italian.

The marketing budget is there to be spent, so why not take advantage of it?

N.B. This promotion is for new students only, and the free trial lesson is limited to one per person.

So here’s that link I mentioned: book your free trial Italian lesson

Once we receive your order, our teaching manager, Lucia, will contact you to find out what your needs and preferences are and, importantly, WHEN you’d like to do your free lesson.

That doesn’t have to be this week, by the way.

While the offer ends on Sunday night, there’s no hard and fast deadline for actually doing the free lesson – just for the online shop part.

OK, here’s a summary:

  • The Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends on Sunday, 18/11/18
  • You don’t have to DO the lesson this week, just ‘book’ it
  • Eighty or so people have already ordered a trial lesson, there are twenty places left
  • This offer is for NEW STUDENTS ONLY
  • If you booked a free trial last time but didn’t take it – try again!
  • But if you’ve already done a free trial in the past, sorry but this isn’t for you
  • Once you’ve completed your lesson, you’ll be sent a 15% discount coupon

View online lesson prices here.

Click here to book your free trial Italian lesson.

Have you read/listened to Thursday’s Easy Italian News, yet?

EasyItalianNews.com publishes three news bulletins a week, on Thursday mornings, on Saturday mornings, and on Tuesdays.

Each edition is between eight and ten minutes long and is FREE, with no registration required.

That said, you’d be well advised to sign up to get each new bulletin via email as soon as it is published.

That’s free, too – the thrice-weekly emails are supposed to act as a reminder to study.

To get them, just enter your email in the form in the sidebar at EasyItalianNews.com.

You’ll find it on the left-hand side of the page, where it says ‘NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!’

So, now you have TWO links to click…

FREE TRIAL 30-minute online Italian lesson | Easy Italian News

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Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer & Tuesday’s Easy News

This week at EasyReaders.Org we’re busy with our six-monthly Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer, which started yesterday and continues to Sunday.

We’re giving away a hundred free online Italian lessons!

In our online shop, you’ll see various online Italian lesson options.

You can choose between packages of five or ten lessons and so benefit from a discount for quantity.

It’s also possible to buy just the one lesson, so as to give it a try.

But that’s the most costly option, on a price-per-lesson basis…

Twice a year, though, this ‘one lesson’ option is re-priced at ZERO, rather than the usual £20.

Which means that, if you’d like to try an online lesson with a native-speaker Italian teacher, you can.

With absolutely no risk – you don’t have to buy some to get one free, you don’t have to provide payment details, or sign anything.

It’s a genuinely free, no-tricks, offer.

N.B. This promotion is for new students only, and the free trial lesson is limited to one per person.

Book your free trial Italian lesson

Once we receive your order, our teaching manager, Lucia, will contact you to find out what your needs and preferences are and, importantly, WHEN you’d like to do your free lesson.

She’ll then put you in contact with one of our online teachers.

Allow 24 hours or so for Lucia to get in touch, as she’ll be having a busy week.

These are the conditions:

  • The offer is good from yesterday, 12/11/18 to Sunday, 18/11/18
  • You don’t have to DO the lesson this week, just ‘book’ it
  • We’ve got the capacity for around a hundred new students 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, you’ll receive a 15% discount coupon

View online lesson prices here.

Then click here to book your free trial Italian lesson.

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At our sister website,  EasyItalianNews.com, we publish three news bulletins a week, on Thursday mornings, on Saturday mornings, and then again on Tuesdays.

Each edition is between eight and ten minutes long, so thirty minutes or so of original material each week. If you listen to each one several times, you’ll be getting hours and hours of practice, at zero cost!

It’s even possible to sign up and so get each new edition via email, as soon as it is published. And that’s free, too.

The idea is that the emails will act as a reminder – today’s the day to work on your Italian reading and listening skills – and so help you build the routine that will lead to you better understanding the language.

You can listen for free by visiting the website: EasyItalianNews.com.

And to get the bulletins three times a week? Enter your email in the form in the sidebar at EasyItalianNews.com. (Look on the left-hand side, where it says ‘NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!’)

Easy Italian News is usable by anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world. There’s no charge because the site is funded by donations from users.

If you would also like to gift money to help the website pay the writers, editor and newsreader, you can do easily and securely, in pounds, dollars (Australian and U.S.) or euros, from the donate page.

Scroll down to find the currency you prefer, then select the amount you wish to give. Credit card payments are processed by Paypal not by the website itself, so there’s no risk at all.

Your donation can be anonymous, or you can add your name, or the name of your organisation or school, which will then be listed in the “Many thanks to…” section at the bottom of the page with the payment options.

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FREE TRIAL 30-minute online Italian lesson | Easy Italian News

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Tuesday’s ‘Easy Italian News’ and an easy reader on Vivaldi

Oh man, lots of bad things have happened lately – hate crimes, plane and helicopter crashes, extreme election results – what hasn’t gone wrong?

Find out by listening to today’s Easy Italian News!

It’s FREE and, besides the disasters, there’s a cute dog and an article on Halloween. Perfect for building your Italian reading and listening skills!

N.b. Thursday is a public holiday in Italy so I’ll be having an extra hour or two in bed. There’ll therefore be no edition of Easy Italian News that day. We’re back on Saturday, as usual.

What if you have no idea what I’m talking about?

Below is a copy & paste from last week’s email, which explains everything.

(If you just want to find about about the Vivaldi ebook offer, scroll down to the second line of pluses…)

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At  EasyItalianNews.com we publish three editions a week, on Thursday mornings, on Saturday mornings, and then again on Tuesdays.

Each bulletin is between eight and ten minutes long, so thirty minutes or so of original material each week. If you listen to each one several times, you’ll be getting hours and hours of practice, at zero cost!

It’s even possible to sign up and so get each new edition via email, as soon as it is published. And that’s free, too.

The idea is that the emails will act as a reminder – today’s the day to work on your Italian reading and listening skills – and so help you build the routine that will lead to you better understanding the language.

You can listen for free by visiting the website: EasyItalianNews.com.

And to get the bulletins three times a week, for free? All you have to do is to enter your email in the form in the sidebar at EasyItalianNews.com. (Look on the left-hand side, where it says ‘NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!’)

Easy Italian News is usable by anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world. There’s no charge because the site is funded by donations from users.

If you would also like to gift money to help the website pay the writers, editor and newsreader, you can do easily and securely, in pounds, dollars (Australian and U.S.) or euros, from the donate page.

Scroll down to find the currency you prefer, then select the amount you wish to give. Credit card payments are processed by Paypal not by the website itself, so there’s no risk at all.

Your donation can be anonymous, or you can add your name, or the name of your organisation or school, which will then be listed in the “Many thanks to…” section at the bottom of the page with the payment options.

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New Book of the Week Offer!

Italian easy readers: Vivaldi e la chiesa della salute - cover image

This week’s ‘Book of the Week’ offer from EasyReaders.org is Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute, an easy Italian reader ebook from our ‘Famous lives’ series:

A misty Sunday morning in Venice, 1703, and there goes Sig. Vivaldi, part-time violinist and composer, hurrying off to his day job taking mass in one of the city’s famous churches…

This original easy Italian reader allows us a glimpse into the life of the famous Italian composer, and fascinating details about some Venice landmarks!

A kindly reviewer, Tony, had this to say about it:

This was an excellent product, and exceptionally good value. The difficulty rating of B2 was correct and I found that there was enough new skill needed to be challenging whilst the general standard was accessible. My level is that I can read simple Italian and have a good grasp of grammar, whilst understanding the spoken language if it is not spoken too quickly and does not have too many slang or informal terms. This was just right. The story is well structured and maintained my interest throughout, and I find it useful to replay the audio occasionally to increase familiarity with spoken Italian. There was some new vocabulary, but of course there needs to be for my skills to develop.

(Find this and other reviews here: https://easyreaders.org/product/vivaldi-e-la-chiesa-della-salute-b2/#reviews )

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
  • Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase

Vivaldi e la chiesa della Salute usually sells for £7.99 in our online shop, but this week only it’s HALF PRICE, at just £3.99!

Please take a look at the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) before you buy – to check that the level is OK for you, to verify that the file will open on your computer, tablet or smartphone, and so on.

Alla prossima settimana!

Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Buy the full version – £3.99 | ‘Famous Lives series | easy Italian readers | Catalog

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New ‘Book of the Week’ & Listen FREE to Easy Italian News!

This week’s ‘Book of the Week’ is the intermediate-level Italian easy reader ebook, ‘Divorzio all’italiana’.

And there’s a reminder to read/listen to today’s Easy Italian News bulletin.

In fact, why don’t we do that part first, given that it’s FREE?

Understand Italian better – Listen FREE to Easy Italian News!

Make a habit of listening to simplified news in Italian and you’ll find that in a few months your Italian comprehension skills will have improved more than you could have imagined!

We publish three editions a week, on Thursday mornings, on Saturday mornings, and then again on Tuesdays. Each bulletin is between eight and ten minutes long, so thirty minutes or so of original material each week. But if you listen to each one several times, you’ll be getting hours and hours of practice, at zero cost!

It’s even possible to sign up and so get each new edition via email, as soon as it is published.

And that’s free, too. The idea is that the emails will act as a reminder – today’s the day to work on your Italian reading and listening skills – and so help you build the routine that will lead to you better understanding the language.

You can listen for free by visiting the website: EasyItalianNews.com.

And to get the bulletins three times a week, for free?

All you have to do is to enter your email in the form in the sidebar at EasyItalianNews.com.

(Look on the left-hand side, where it says ‘NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!’)

Easy Italian News is usable by anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world. There’s no charge because the site is funded by donations from users.

If you would also like to gift money to help the website pay their writers, editor and newsreader, you can do easily and securely, in pounds, dollars (Australian and U.S.) or euros, from the donate page.

Scroll down to find the currency you prefer, then select the amount you wish to give. Credit card payments are processed by Paypal not by the website itself, so there’s no risk at all.

Your donation can be anonymous, or you can add your name or the name of your organisation or school.

Names of people and organisations who help are added to the “Many thanks to…” section at the bottom of the page with the payment options.

New half-price ‘Book of the Week’ Offer

This week’s half-price ‘Book of the Week’ offer is the intermediate-level Italian easy reader Divorzio all’italiana. Cover image: Divorzio all'italiana

It tells the story of one of the most famous Italian movies of the 60’s, back in the days when divorce was illegal in Italy..

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 short chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
  • Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to evaluate the level and complexity of the material, and to verify that it will work with the device you want to use it on.

With this week’s offer, Divorzio all’italiana is just £3.99, rather than the usual ebook easy reader price of £7.99.

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New Elementary-Level Italian Easy Reader + FREE Easy News!

This week we have a new elementary-level Italian easy reader in our online shop. Easy Italian readers - Yue a Bologna - cover image

Yue, a talented young Japanese from a rural community in Hokkaido, wins a one-year scholarship to study opera at the ‘Conservatorio’ in Bologna, home to Europe’s oldest university.

But the thought of leaving her parents and brother for a whole year disturbs her.

Worse, before studying at the ‘Conservatorio’, she’ll have to learn Italian…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 very short chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at elementary level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)
  • Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to evaluate the level and complexity of the material, and to verify that it will work with the device you want to use it on.

With this week’s special launch promotion, Yue a Bologna is just £5.99, rather than the usual ebook easy reader price of £7.99.

Listen to FREE Easy Italian News!

Have you listened to/read today’s FREE Easy Italian News?

Listening to simplified news in Italian three times a week is an excellent way to improve your comprehension skills.

There’ll be another edition on Thursday morning, then another on Saturday.

Sign up (for FREE) to receive each edition via email as soon as it is published. Over a thousand people already have!

Just enter your email in the form in the sidebar at EasyItalianNews.com.

It’s center left, where it says ‘NEVER MISS ‘EASY ITALIAN NEWS’!’)

P.S.

Easy Italian News is free to read and listen to, but rather expensive to produce. The writers, editors and newsreader all get paid for their time, and rightly so!

If you are enjoying the material, and would like to make a donation to ensure that we can continue to publish it, click here.

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Listen to Easy Italian News (& don’t forget the Autumn Sale)

Two quick reminders.

Firstly, if you’re learning Italian, be sure to listen to the latest edition of ‘Easy Italian News‘, which we published this morning.

You get online audio, plus a transcript to follow while you listen.

And it’s TOTALLY FREE, with no registration required. There’s not even any advertising.

Click here to listen and read:

https://easyitaliannews.com/

And secondly…

Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Italian Lessons!

Don’t forget our Autumn Sale, will you?

This week only, students of Italian, Spanish, French, German (and certain other languages) can save 20% on everything in our shop!

Online lessons with native-speaker teachers, easy reader ebooks, and parallel text ebooks are all a fifth cheaper than usual!

Buy ten one-to-one lessons while paying for only eight, or pop 5 ebooks into your shopping cart (reading and listening practice is essential), but pay for just four of them!

N.b. You need to use this coupon code to save £££ on your order:

autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%

First, make your selection from the one-to-one online lesson options and/or from our range of ebooks, which have been especially written to keep you making progress:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%.

Scroll down to check the cart total has been reduced by 20%.

Coupon code autumn_sale_2018_minus_20% is good until midnight on Sunday 7th October.

You can use it as often as you wish, with no minimum or maximum spend.

But it can’t be used together with any other code you may already have.

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

P.S.

The next sale won’t be until New Year…

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Autumn Sale! Save 20% on Online Lessons & Ebooks

The EasyReaders.Org 2018 Autumn Sale has begun!

This week only, save 20% on ebooks and online lessons for students of Italian, Spanish, French, German (and certain other languages).

Everything in our shop – online lessons with native-speaker teachers, ebooks for learning foreign languages, easy readers, parallel texts – is a fifth cheaper.

Which means you could, in effect, buy ten one-to-one lessons while paying for only eight.

That’s two extra lessons of speaking and listening practice, on us!

It’s as if, when you pop 5 ebooks into your shopping cart (reading and listening practice is essential), you’ll pay for just four of them!

Use this coupon code to save £££ on your order:

autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%

First make your selection from the one-to-one online lesson options and/or from our range of ebooks, which have been especially written to keep you interested and so making progress:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code autumn_sale_2018_minus_20% to reduce the cart total by 20%.

The coupon code is good until midnight on Sunday 7th October.

You can use it as often as you wish, with no minimum or maximum spend.

Restrictions? Small print?

The code can’t be used together with any other code you may already have.

Besides that, no.

So do find some time this week to stock up on online lesson credits, easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks – at an unbeatable price!

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

P.S.

Here’s that coupon code again:

autumn_sale_2018_minus_20%

And here’s where you can use it: EasyReaders.Org/Shop

The next sale will be at New Year…

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New ‘Easy Italian News’ & Half-Price ‘eBook of the Week’!

Learning Italian? Then do yourself a favour!

Take eight minutes out of your busy day and listen to the latest edition of ‘Easy Italian News‘.

You get online audio, plus a transcript to follow while you listen.

And it’s TOTALLY FREE, with no registration required, not even any advertising.

Better still, you could make some excuse and so find a free half hour, enough to listen to it several times.

You’ll be amazed how much you can understand!

Click here to listen and read:

https://easyitaliannews.com/

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Not free at all, but still excellent value, is this week’s easy reader ‘eBook of the Week’.

Cover image: Il sorpasso

Il sorpasso‘ is a masterpiece of Italian cinema history, appparently.

It tells the story of a middle-aged man with various ‘issues’ who, by chance, meets a serious young law student.

They end up spending the day together…

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) which sets the scene for what is to follow, and is a good way to decide if this type and complexity of material would add value to your Italian study plan.

Too hard? Too easy?

Then visit our online shop to select materials that would be more suited to your current level and preferences.

Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Buy ‘Il sorpasso’, just £3.99 | Catalogue | Browse