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Like learning Italian, and cats? Then don’t miss this!

Easy Italian readers - Dante, gatto vagante - cover image

Yesterday at EasyReaders.Org we published a new Italian easy reader! So if you’re in the market for something fresh to study, and like cats, this might be just the thing!

Dante, gatto vagante (Dante, the wandering/straying cat) is a black and white cat who likes to roam his sestiere of Venice but proudly refuses to wear a collar.

So when, one day, he fails to show up for his dinner, frantic owner Anna has no way to trace him. Where can he have got to?

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 Monday Dante, gatto vagante will be priced at £7.99 in our online shop.

But until then it’s 25% less – at just £5.99!

  • .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 intermediate level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

BUY Dante, gatto vagante, JUST £5.99!

BROWSE our catalog to find material that’s right for your current level

n.b. Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

P.S.

Have you heard today’s FREE Easy Italian News?

You’ll find eight brief articles to listen to and read, written and recorded especially for learners like you!

Easy Italian News is published each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday morning.

And you can even get these simplified Italian-language news stories directly in your inbox by subscribing – for free!

Enter your email address on this page and click the link in the ‘please confirm’ email.

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Last Few Days to Save 20% in the Spring Sale!

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-2019

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-2019 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-2019 gets you a 20% discount on everything in your cart
  • The coupon will work until midnight on Sunday 31st of March 2019
  • 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, or by direct payment to our UK bank account
  • N.b. Coupon code Spring-Sale-2019 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!

P.S.

Don’t forget to use coupon code Spring-Sale-2019

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Spring Sale: Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Lessons!

Just a quick email to let you know that the EasyReaders.Org ‘Spring Sale’ starts today!

Which means that until the end of the month you’ll 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.

The coupon code you need to get the discount is:

Spring-Sale-2019

To reduce the price of everything by 20% compared to the prices shown in the shop, copy and paste the coupon code (above in bold) into the box in your shopping cart (where it says ‘Apply coupon’).

Then scroll down to check that the cart total has been discounted.

Here are full details of this offer:

  • The code above gets you a 20% discount on anything!
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 31st March 2019
  • There’s no minimum or maxium spend
  • Use the coupon as often as you wish while the offer lasts
  • It will even work on items which are already discounted such as ebook multipacks
  • But it can’t be used with other coupons…
  • Payment options include Amazon, Paypal, or direct payment to our UK bank account

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 me.

So, ready to save £££ and turbo charge your study program??

Click these links to choose materials and online lessons for the language or languages that you’re learning:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | All languages

Or browse our catalog page, which shows everything, all in one place, language by language, and organised by type and in level order.

There you’ll find our full range of lessons, easy readers, ‘book of the film’, ‘parallel texts’, grammar workbooks, and so on.

Along with the prices and links to the product information page and to the downloadable free sample chapters.

Visit the catalog page.

Or browse only the language that you’re currently studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | other languages

P.S.

Here’s that coupon code again: Spring-Sale-2019

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Two new Italian/English parallel texts (and a coupon code!)

Italian-English parallel text ebook - Quattordici - cover image

This week at EasyReaders.org we’ve published two new Italian-English parallel text ebooks.

Quattordici‘ is a collection of articles written by my younger daughter when she was fourteen.

That same summer her elder sister also wrote some articles. She’s two years older, so the ebook I created from those is called ‘Sedici‘.

Both girls wrote well for their age, but for me, the fascinating thing about these texts was the topics they chose.

If you ever yearn to know what on earth teenagers are thinking, here’s your chance to find out!

Italian/English parallel text - Sedici - cover image

There are free sample chapters available for both texts ( Quattordici (.pdf) | Sedici (.pdf) ).

Take a look at the ‘contents’ page and you’ll see what I mean – their interests, at the different ages, were quite different, though equally fascinating!

N.b. To compare the two languages in a parallel text ebook, the lines are numbered. You could print the pages and align the sheets of paper, or you could figure out how to view the pages side-by-side or one above the other in your device’s .pdf reader. There’s a note on how to do this on the ‘product page’ of each parallel text, and it’s also reproduced in our FAQ.

And to celebrate my daughters’ literary debut, I have a coupon code which will get you 25% off these ebooks, along with the other seventeen Italian/English parallel texts in our online shop.

Carefully copy and paste this code

25%_Off_Italian/English_Parallel_Texts

into the box in your Cart, to the left of the ‘Apply Coupon’ button.

Then press said button and SCROLL DOWN to view the cart total, to check that your discount has been applied.

When copying and pasting, be sure not to miss any characters or include any additional spaces, or the coupon code won’t be valid…

With coupon code 25%_Off_Italian/English_Parallel_Texts, a £7.99 parallel text will cost you £5.99. Buy all nineteen and you’d save £38!

So now you need to add some parallel texts to your Cart to check that the coupon code really works…

You’ll find all our Italian/English parallel texts, in level order on the catalogue page.

Or browse them in our online shop by clicking on these links:

P.S.

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

It’s free, remember!

And you can even subscribe, and so receive the thrice-weekly editions, at absolutely no cost, directly in your email inbox.

EasyItalianNews.com

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New Easy Reader! ‘Il secondo tragico Fantozzi’

This week at EasyReaders.Org we’ve published another NEW Italian easy reader!

Don’t miss Il secondo tragico Fantozzi, a hilarious retelling of a classic movie from the seventies!

Italian easy readers - Il secondo tragico Fantozzi - cover image

Ragionier Fantozzi, Ugo is the Italian everyman: abused by his employer, unhappy at home, and so occasionally tempted to rebel – in the hope of a better future…

“Of course! Everyone knows Fantozzi”, declared my Italian wife, on entering the kitchen to find out what I was laughing out loud about.

The 1971 book was a million-seller and was followed by several unforgettable movies, from which this second volume of mishaps has been selected (find the other here: Fantozzi)

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 Wednesday Il secondo tragico Fantozzi will be priced at £7.99 in our online shop.

But until then it’s 25% less – at just £5.99!

  • .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 intermediate level and above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

n.b. Your e-book will be e-mailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

P.S.

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

Listen to and read eight brief articles, written and recorded especially for learners like you!

Easy Italian News is published each Thursday, Saturday and Tuesday morning.

Or you could get these simplified Italian-language news stories directly in your inbox by subscribing (also free!)

Just enter your email address on this page and look out for the ‘please confirm’ email.

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Free Online Lesson reminder & Saturday’s Easy Italian News

Just a quick reminder about this week’s Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer, which ends tomorrow night some time (Sunday February 17th).

There won’t be another chance to try a FREE one-to-one online Italian lesson until November, when the next promotion is scheduled.

This week we’ve already given away over a hundred free online Italian lessons, worth £20 each.

But we still have capacity for a few more trial students.

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

You don’t have to buy one to get one free, and there’s no need to provide credit card details.

In fact, there are no tricks at all.

Everybody who wants to try an online Italian lesson, gets one for free!

The idea, of course, is that some of you will buy additional lesson credits and continue to learn this way.

Others won’t, but that’s fine – hopefully they’ll say nice things about us to other people they know who are learning Italian.

Our marketing budget has to be spent…

So why shouldn’t YOU get a part of it?

PLEASE NOTE: this offer is for new students only. And that the Free Trial Italian Lesson offer is limited to one free online lesson per person.

Click this link to book your free trial Italian lesson

When we receive your order, our teaching manager, Lucia, will email 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.

Though the offer ends on Sunday night, there’s no hard and fast deadline for actually doing the free lesson.

  • The Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends on Sunday, 17/02/19
  • You don’t have to DO the lesson this week, just ‘book’ it
  • A hundred or so people have already signed up for a trial lesson, there are a few slots still available
  • 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 Saturday’s Easy Italian News, yet?

It’s a good one!

EasyItalianNews.com publishes three ‘easy’ news bulletins a week, on Saturday mornings, on Tuesday mornings, and on Thursdays.

You get an audio recording, read by an Italian native-speaker, plus a transcript.

Each edition is between eight and ten minutes long and is FREE.

No registration is required.

It’s possible to subscribe (also FREE) and so get each new bulletin via email as soon as it is published – the thrice-weekly emails are supposed to act as a reminder to listen to and read Italian.

To get these helpful nudges, just enter your email in the form on this page.

Buona domenica, allora.

E buono studio!

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

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New Half-Price Italian ‘Easy Reader’ Book of the Week!

This week at EasyReaders.org we have a half-price ebook ‘Book of the Week’ offer!

Cover image: Nuovo cinema paradisoIt’s Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, one of the classics of Italian cinema.

Thanks to Caroline, whose class is doing the film for their Italian A-level exam, who suggested this.

Normally £7.99, this ebook version of the classic movie will be 50% off, just £3.99, for the next week or so.

So, what’s it about?

One of Italian cinema’s masterpieces, the Oscar-winning ‘Nuovo Cinema Paradiso’, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, is retold here for learners of Italian.

Growing up without a father in post-WW2 Sicily isn’t easy, but Totò makes friends with Alfredo, projectionist at the town’s only cinema, and develops a passion for movies…

And for £3.99 you get:

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • an Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • download the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) to check the level and format BEFORE you buy

Your e-book will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your purchase.

What else should I add?

Nuovo Cinema Paradiso is included elsewhere in our online shop as part of the ‘Nine Book Of The Film Easy Readers – Save 50%!‘ bundle, which offers exceptional value.

So film lovers might already have this one. Sorry!

But anyone who tries Nuovo Cinema Paradiso this week and, enjoying it, would like to buy the ‘Nine Book Of The Film Easy Readers – Save 50%!‘ bundle, don’t let the fact that you already have one of the titles put you off.

As with all of our great value ebook ‘bundles’, there’s a note in the product information which goes something like this:

And if you have already purchased some of these previously?

No problem.

Just write to us at the time of your order, telling us which ones you already have, and we’ll offer substitutes which you’ll like just as much!

Not interested in classic movies?

We have plenty of original stories for you to choose from, in both ‘easy reader‘ and ‘parallel text‘ formats.

View all the material for learning Italian (and other languages!) on our Catalog page.

P.S.

Don’t forget the latest bulletin from EasyItalianNews.com, will you? It’s free!

Click here to take a look.

Or here to subscribe and so receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each week, absolutely free of charge!

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New! ‘Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto’

Today at EasyReaders.Org we’ve published a NEW Italian easy reader!

It’s Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto, which has got to be one of the longest ebook titles ever!

Italian easy reader ebooks - Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto - cover image

However, lengthy moniker or not, the 1970 political thriller on which our ‘easy reader’ is based was a massive success for director Elio Petri, winning many prizes, including that year’s Oscar for the best movie in a foreign language.

The story takes place in Rome in the summer of 1969, at what would be the beginning of Italy’s ‘years of lead’. It reflects on the power of the apparatus of the state, and the roles played by those who worked within it or rebelled against it.

The unnamed protagonist, a senior police officer and head of the homicide squad, murders his lover but then immediately sets out to leave as many clues as possible…

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 Indagine su un cittadino al di sopra di ogni sospetto will be priced at £7.99 in our online shop.

But this first week, it’s 25% less – at just £5.99!

P.S.

It’s 2019! And so the perfect moment for building new, positive language-learning habits!

Just to check then, have you listened to today’s FREE edition of Easy Italian News?

Each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday you can get simplified Italian-language news stories directly in your inbox – that’s eight or so brief articles along with an online audio recording to listen to as often as you like!

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Heads up! The January Sale 20% Coupon Code Expires Tonight!

Coupon code …

january_sale_2019_save_20%

… 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 £5.99 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:

january_sale_2019_save_20%

The next sale won’t be until April.

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Final Days to Save 20% on Online Lessons & Ebooks!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2019 January Sale, which is ending in a little over twenty-four hours, at midnight on Sunday 6th of January.

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:

january_sale_2019_save_20%

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 this summer?

First, make your selection of one-to-one online lesson options and ebooks from our catalogue 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 january_sale_2019_save_20% to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 6th January.

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:

january_sale_2019_save_20%

Browse the catalogue now!

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