On Tuesday we announced that our 2023 Summer Sale had begun. Find out more here.
So today, as part of this promotion, I’m going to give you my top ebook picks for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-learners of Italian – I hope there’ll be something here that grabs you!
When I say ‘my top picks’, what I mean is the ebooks that I have enjoyed the most (I read them all, multiple times, during the editing and publishing process).
My criteria is just that: enjoyment. Why?
Because as a language-learner myself, I find that if there’s a story that engages me (whether it’s a news article, or fiction, like our ‘easy readers’), I’ll keep turning the page.
And if I can’t (metaphorically) put an ebook down, my reading comprehension skills improve, and with them my knowledge of vocabulary, and my confidence with the grammar of the language I’m learning.
As any teacher (or student) knows, boredom is the enemy! So a writer that knows how to craft a text so that it pulls you in and won’t let go, even if it’s ‘just’ language-study material, is indeed a useful ally!
Don’t forget, the 2023 Summer Sale is on! To get 20% off everything in your shopping cart, copy/paste the coupon code, which is:
Bene, let’s get to it. I’m on the Catalog page of our online shop, starting a little way down, where it says ‘Italian Easy Readers’ (if you’re learning another language, you’ll need to scroll down the Catalog page and make your own selections, sorry!)
So we have seventeen easy reader ebooks for A1 and A2 students, six at A1 (the lowest level), eight at the ‘half-level’ A1/2, and three at A2 (the harder ones). If you’re not sure which level is right for you, use the Free Sample links and take a look. You should be able to get the gist of the story with only occasional use of a dictionary.
N.b. This article was written a couple of years ago. Since then we’ve published other ebooks, so the selection at your level is probably even more ample than described below. Our Catalog page is always up-to-date, so includes the most recent titles, and free sample chapters!
So honestly? I enjoyed all seventeen. but I’ve been strict with myself and whittled the total down to just two at each level, concentrating on the ones I liked the MOST – the stories that made me actually care about the characters, and about what happened to them next!
(These are extracts from our Catalog page, so you can also see the price, the available formats, and a link to the free sample chapter for each title…)
What if those were too easy for you? Nessun problema. For ‘intermediate’ learners we have loads and loads of materials – twenty-two separate titles!
The hard part was choosing between them, but again, I’ve been strict and narrowed it down to two stories at each half level…
Hope there was something there that called out “Read me!”
But if you looked at the sample chapters and they were STILL to simple for you, firstly, well done for reading Italian for such confidence, and secondly, brace yourself now for the hard stuff!
Bene. Hope you found lots that will keep you reading in and listening to Italian!
The prices marked above are the usual, year-round prices but with the 2023 Summer Sale promotion (which ends on Sunday July 9th) everything in our TWO online stores (EasyReaders.org for ebooks, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com for online lesson credits) is 20% cheaper!
Copy and paste coupon code 2023-Summer-Sale-20%-Off into your shopping cart in either store, then scroll down to check the cart total has been reduced by 20%.
Make your selections today!
P.S. Prices going UP on Monday 10th July!
When the Summer Sale is completed, we will be increasing our ebook prices by approximately 20-25% (the first price rise since we began publishing study materials eight or more years ago.)
From Monday 10th July, an ‘easy reader’ ebook, currently priced at £7.99 (reduced to £6.39 IF you use coupon code 2023-Summer-Sale-20%-Off ) will retail for £9.99…
Check out the ‘easy reader’ ebook MULTIPACKS, which get you a three-for-two deal, or better.
AND there’s also the 20% ‘Summer Sale’ discount, assuming you remember to use the coupon code: 2023-Summer-Sale-20%-Off