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Fifth ebook in our Italian Literature Series: 25% Off!

If you have been enjoying our ‘Classic Italian Literature’ series of easy reader ebooks (‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘, ‘Uno, nessuno e centomila‘, ‘I Malavoglia‘, and ‘La coscienza di Zeno‘), don’t miss the newest one, perhaps the most famous Italian novel of them all, ‘I promessi sposi‘!

Easy Italian readers - I promessi sposi - cover image

Said to be the most famous and widely-read Italian novel, Alessandro Manzoni’s romantic blockbuster, first published in 1827, is set in the early seventeenth century during the oppressive years of Spanish rule.

Renzo and Lucia are engaged to be wed, but the comely maiden has caught the eye of the local Spanish overlord, who sends a pair of heavies to intimidate the village priest into not performing the marriage. The couple have no choice but to flee their homes in the hope of finding safety…

Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the length, level and format of the material.

Save the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or print it to study in the traditional way – it contains a link to the online audio, which means you can listen to the whole story for FREE online, even if you decide not to buy the full version!

As always with new ebooks, ‘I promessi sposi‘ is 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99 this first week, so just £5.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and .mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask at the time of your order, or email us)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of words you might not know
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 05/07/20) just £5.99!
  • Download the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

I promessi sposi just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Literature series | Or browse our Catalog

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Fourth ebook in our Italian Literature Series: now 25% Off!

If you enjoyed the first three ebooks in our series of ‘Classic Italian Literature’ easy readers, ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘, ‘Uno, nessuno e centomila‘, and ‘I Malavoglia‘, don’t miss the newest one: ‘La coscienza di Zeno‘!

Italian 'easy reader' ebook - La coscienza di Zeno - cover image

Italo Svevo’s self-published 1923 novel takes the form of memoirs written by his protagonist, Zeno, a sick young man who is undergoing the new therapy of psychoanalysis and writing down his thoughts – on the instructions of his doctor, who later betrays him – as part of that process.

Follow poor Zeno as he explores his addictive personality, acquires a wife and later a lover, grieves for his dead father, fails at business, and eventually, many years later comes to the realisation that…

Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to get an idea of the length, level and format of the material.

The Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) can be saved on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or printed to study in the traditional way – it also contains a link to the online audio, so you can listen to the whole story FREE online, even if you decide not to buy the full version of the ebook!

As always, this first week ‘La coscienza di Zeno‘ is 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, at just £5.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask at the time of your order, or email us)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of words you might not know
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 21/06/20) just £5.99!
  • Download the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

La coscienza di Zeno just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Literature series | Or browse our Catalog

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Third ebook in our new Italian Literature Series: 25% Off!

If you enjoyed the first and second ebooks in our series of ‘Literature’ easy readers, ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘, and ‘Uno, nessuno e centomila‘, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve now published a third title: Giovanni Verga’s ‘I Malavoglia‘.

Easy Italian readers - I Malavoglia - cover image

This timeless story of a struggling family of fishermen is one of the best known works of Italian literature from the nineteenth century.

‘I Malavoglia’, literally ‘the Unwillings’ (an ironic nickname coined, in the Sicilian fashion of the day, by fellow villagers and fisherfolk) are an industrious extended family headed by ‘Ntoni, who fishes from the family’s boat, ‘la Provvidenza’, together with his son, Bastiano, and grandsons.

For generations, hard work and the strength of the family has been enough to ensure survival and respect. But one day, Bastiano’s eldest boy, called ‘Ntoni too, after his grandfather, is drafted to the military. Suddenly the hard-working family is short one set of hands: “nessuno può immaginarne le catastrofiche conseguenze…”

Take a look at the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to get a better idea of the length, level and format of the material.

The .pdf can be saved on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or printed to study in the traditional way. The Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) also contains a link to the online audio – you can listen to the whole story FREE online, so if you’d just like to work on your listening skills, there’s no need to buy the full version of our ebook at all.

As always, this first week ‘I Malavoglia‘ is 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, at just £5.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask at the time of your order, or email us)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of words you might not know
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 07/06/20) just £5.99!
  • Download the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

I Malavoglia‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Literature series | Or browse our Catalog

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Second ebook in our new Italian Literature Series: 25% Off!

If you enjoyed the first ebook in our new series of ‘Literature’ easy readers, Le avventure di Pinocchio, we’re sure you’ll be pleased to hear that we’ve published another.

This time it’s Luigi Pirandello’s Uno, nessuno e centomila.

Easy Italian readers - Uno, nessuno e centomila - cover image

Nobel Prize winner Luigi Pirandello’s long-unfinshed novel of a privileged young man who one day realises that the way others perceive him is not the way he has always seen himself. Dissatisfied with the idea that everyone who knows him has a different picture of who he is, based on their own preconceptions, he decides to shake things up!

As always, there’s a Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) so you can get a better idea of the length, level and format of the material.

Save the .pdf on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or print it to study in the old-fashioned way. There’s a link to the online audio in the sample chapter – the whole story is available to listen to FREE online, so if you just want to work on your listening skills, you don’t need to actually buy the full version of the ebook (though it helps…)

This first week only ‘Uno, nessuno e centomila‘ is 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, at just £5.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask at the time of your order, or email us)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of words you might not know
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 24/05/20) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Uno, nessuno e centomila‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Literature series | Or browse our Catalog

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First Ebook in our new Italian Literature Series: 25% Off!

Culture vulture, but not yet ready to read classic works of Italian literature in the original?

Italian easy reader - Le avventure di Pinocchio - cover image

Then check out the first ebook easy reader in our new Italian Literature Series: ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘, Carlo Collodi’s classic children’s story of a talking puppet running riot, now rewritten for students of Italian like you!

Pinocchio is a wooden puppet but alive nonetheless! Just like a real child, he’s prone to disobedience and telling lies. He runs away from his loving father and refuses to go to school. But, thanks to a colorful cast of villains, a fairy, and a talking cricket, after many adventures…

As always, there’s a Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) so you can get a better idea of the length, level and format of the material.

Save the .pdf on your computer, tablet or smartphone, or print it to study in the old-fashioned way. There’s a link to the online audio in the sample chapter – the whole story is available to listen to FREE online, so if you just want to work on your listening skills, you don’t need to actually buy the full version of the ebook (though it helps…)

This first week only ‘Le avventure di Pinocchio‘ is 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, at just £5.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask at the time of your order, or email us)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of words you might not know
  • Suitable for students at beginner/elementary levels or above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 06/05/20) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Le avventure di Pinocchio‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Or browse our Catalog

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A new ebook! (But this time not about learning languages…)

Like poems? So do we, here at EasyReaders.org.

In fact, during the present gloom and doom, we’ve been cheering ourselves up by re-reading some verses we wrote a year ago, when the world was a very different place!

You’ll be unaware, but our ebook cover-designer, Anya Lauri, is also a talented illustrator. So last spring we had the crazy idea to email her some of our poems to see what she would make of them.

The result was a hilarious illustrated ebook.

No Permit's Required - cover image

What’s that monstrosity on the cover, you might be wondering?

It’s the submarine bird, of course, a flying pest that, last spring, used to wake me up long before dawn each morning.

If anyone knows what sort of bird it could be (read the poem in the free sample chapter .pdf for a fuller description) do write to let me know!

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to get a flavour of the poetry. Mostly it doesn’t rhyme, but it IS at least guaranteed to include no mention whatsoever of viruses…

And to enjoy more of Anya’s illustrations, of course. That’s me above, with the glasses and the quill pen. And you’ll find the submarine bird perched in a tree on page twenty-seven, being ignored by all the other birds…

‘No Permit’s Required’ is a 113-page .pdf format ebook containing “some verses for those who like to laugh or ponder”.

Get the full version this week and save 25%!

Find out more | FREE sample (.pdf) | Buy ‘No Permit’s Required, just £8.99

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Don’t forget – the 2020 Spring Sale ends tonight!

Don’t forget – the 2020 Spring Sale ends tonight, Sunday 29th March.

Coupon code …

Spring-Sale-2020

… is currently valid on EVERYTHING at easyreaders.org (online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ etc.) …

but expires tonight!

Ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £150

But with the coupon code?

Just £120 (£12 a lesson).

And the ebook ‘easy readers’ (simplified texts + audio) or ‘parallel texts’ (simplified texts + translations), which are ideal for supplementing a more traditional language course, normally cost £7.99.

But are just £6.39 each with the coupon code.

For a few more hours, at least…

Stock up on the lesson credits and study materials you need now, while there’s still time!

Browse the catalogue.

Or go directly to the language you’re studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Don’t forget, the coupon code to use in your cart to reduce the published prices by a full 20% is:

Spring-Sale-2020

(The next sale won’t be until July…)

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Spring Sale Ends Soon: Save 20% on Online lessons & Ebooks!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2020 Spring Sale, which is ending soon, at midnight on Sunday 29th March.

The cost of EVERYTHING at easyreaders.org – online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ – will be reduced by 20% when you use this coupon code:

Spring-Sale-2020

For example?

Well, ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £150 (just £15 a lesson).

But with the above coupon code, that figure is reduced to just £120 (£12 a lesson), which is like getting two free lessons!

Or what about this?

An ebook ‘easy reader’ (simplified text + audio) or ‘parallel text’ (simplified text + translation), both of which are ideal for supplementing a more traditional language course, would normally cost £7.99.

But with the coupon code, you could buy several, perhaps at different levels (so anticipating the progress you will make this year) and get MORE learning material for your money.

Add five ebooks to your cart and the twenty percent saving means you’ll only be paying for four. Choose ten but pay for eight, and so on.

So how exactly can you save money on your language-learning?

First, make your selection of one-to-one online lesson options and ebooks from our catalog page.

(Or view only the language that interests you with these links: Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages.)

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 29th March.

Find some time today to stock up on the online lesson credits, easy readers, parallel texts and grammar workbooks that you will need to make progress with your chosen foreign language!

Once again, the coupon code to use in your cart to reduce the published prices by a full 20% is:

Spring-Sale-2020

Browse the catalog now!

Or go directly to the language you’re studying: Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages.

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2020 Spring Sale: Last Few Days to Save 20%!

A reminder – the EasyReaders.Org ‘Spring Sale’ ends in just a few days!

Don’t miss the chance to save 20% on ebooks for learning foreign languages and/or on one-to-one lessons with our team of expert online teachers.

The coupon code you need to get the discount is:

Spring-Sale-2020

Ready to save big on your language learning??

Select materials and online lessons for the language or languages that you’re learning:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Or see EVERYTHING on the catalog page, all in one place, language by language.

Knock a fifth off the price of everything in your shopping cart by copying and pasting coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 into the box (where it says ‘Apply coupon’).

Press the ‘Apply coupon’ button and scroll down (to check that the cart total has been discounted.)

If you need help, either with the coupon code or in choosing what might be most suitable for your level and situation, feel free to email us.

Full details of this offer are:

  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 gets you a 20% discount on everything in your cart
  • The coupon will work until midnight on Sunday 29th of March 2020
  • Use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts…
  • There’s no minimum or maximum spend
  • Some items are already discounted, such as multipacks of ebooks or lesson credits. Save even more with the coupon code!
  • Pay with Amazon, Paypal/credit card, or by direct payment to our UK bank account
  • N.b. Coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 can’t be used with other coupons.

Shop now!

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Or visit the catalog page.

Three more days to go!

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Don’t forget to use coupon code Spring-Sale-2020

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Locked down at home with nothing to do? Some suggestions.

Locked down at home with nothing much to do? That would explain why some of our websites have seen a spike in traffic this week.

OnlineItalianClub.com, for example, which offers masses of FREE materials for learning Italian, is breaking all previous records, with thousands of visitors each day from countries around the world!

And EasyItalianNews.com is also doing well, with over five thousand people signed up to receive FREE bulletins of ‘easy’ Italian news to read/listen to, three times each and every week.

Both of those are great options IF YOU’RE STUDYING ITALIAN, but did you know we also sell ebooks and online lessons for students of other languages?

We have ‘easy reader’ ebooks in French, Spanish and German, for example. Typically they’ll comprise eight short chapters, written for students at a particular level, from beginner up. You get the text, plus an accompanying online audio recording, so you can read and listen at the same time, or read first then listen, or even listen first then read to check your understanding.

A chapter a day should be manageable for most people, which makes these materials a very affordable option. But if you’ve got too much time on your hands, as many of us have right now, why not aim to read/listen to an ebook every day of your lockdown??

Four chapters in the morning, four in the afternoon, review the unknown words in the evening, and listen to the whole thing once more the next morning, to warm up, before starting the next ebook – which could be at the same, or at a slightly higher level.

That would be pretty full on! And I’d bet that, by the time we’re through this virus thing, your reading/listening skills would be so much better!

Or what about trying some of our ‘parallel text’ ebooks? These don’t have the audio, but they do have an English translation, so they’re more suited to the type of student that likes to understand every nuance and isn’t so bothered about building real-time comprehension skills.

How do they work? Well, suppose you’re studying Spanish: the parallel text gives you a chapter of original Spanish written for learners at your level, followed by the same text translated into English. The lines in each version are numbered so you can easily compare them (1. Hola Lola! Como estas? = 1. Hello Lola! How are you?)

Actually, I’m studying Spanish myself right now, or rather not studying it and just hoping that something magical happens and my brain will just absorb it without me having to make any effort!

I’m aware, of course, that we’re locked in the house, I have dozens of ebooks right here that I could be working on, and that this might be my best-ever opportunity to do so. But I keep finding excuses not to start, for example writing these emails!

That takes maybe half a day, though. Then, I’m just wasting time, time I could be spending doing something useful… Tut, tut! Must do better!

What I am managing to squeeze into my frantic schedule is a weekly online lesson with a nice Spanish teacher in Mexico. A half-hour of friendly chatter is both a workout for my Spanish and a welcome opportunity to interact with someone from outside our home. And at a surprisingly modest cost!

A pack of ten thirty-minute Spanish, French or Italian lessons comes to just £150, so £15 per lesson. But during our ‘Spring Sale promotion, assuming you remember to use the coupon code, that’s 20% discounted!

So just £120 for ten thirty-minute lessons, or £12 for a friendly chat in the language you’re learning with an experienced native-speaker teacher.

And given that all the shops are closed anyway…

Spring Sale 2020: Save 20%!

Don’t forget that EasyReaders.Org has its ‘Spring Sale’ this week, meaning that until midnight on Sunday you can save 20% on our whole range of ebooks for learning foreign languages, and/or on one-to-one lessons with our team of online teachers.

Use coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 to get your discount – carefully copy and paste it into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Coupon code’), press the blue ‘Apply coupon’ button, then scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted before proceeding to the payment stage.

  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 will get you a 20% discount on everything, IF you remember to use it…
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 29th March 2020
  • There’s no minimum or maxium spend, and you can use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts
  • Coupon code Spring-Sale-2020 will even work on items that are already discounted, such as ebook multipacks and packs of online lesson credits
  • Pay via Amazon Pay (use your existing Amazon account payment method, if you have one), Paypal/credit card (Paypal processes credit card payments on our behalf – no need to open a Paypal account), or bank transfer to our UK bank account (don’t choose this option unless you have a UK bank account too)

Our catalog page shows all our ebook and lesson options in one place, language by language, organised by type, and in level order.

Browse our full range of lessons, easy readers, ‘ebooks of the film’, ‘parallel texts’, grammar workbooks, and so on. From the catalog page you can also check the prices, follow links to the product information pages, and download free sample chapters.

Check out the catalog page now, or view only the language or languages that you’re currently studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | other languages