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Fancy a laugh? Meet Ragionier Ugo Fantozzi!

Buongiorno, student of Italian!

This is just to let you know that we have a new ebook easy-reader in our ‘Book of the Classic Italian Movie‘ series.

This time it’s a comedy, the 1975 classic, Fantozzi. Italian easy reaaders - Fantozzi - cover image

These short summaries of some of the jewels of Italian cinema have been prepared for you by an Italian-teacher colleague, Giovanni Galavotti.

But Giovanni is not ‘just’ an Italian teacher. He’s also a scriptwriter, and one who has been nominated for an important award!

So of course, Giovanni has a passion for cinema. Revisiting his favourite classic movies is no hardship for him.

He’ll select a film, then watch it over and over again while making notes so he can later summarise the action and dialogues in eight or nine short, simplified chapters.

Giovanni’s ebook versions of these classics of Italian cinema are an excellent support to anyone wanting to watch the actual movies (but read our ebooks first!)

Or they could stand alone from the films, as orginal and useful study materials which would be an ideal supplement to a more traditional Italian course.

So far, Giovanni has done twelve classic movies for us. They range in difficulty from A2 (pre-intermediate) to B2 (upper-intermediate).

There are free sample chapters for all of them. Find and download them easily on our catalogue page (or you could just browse.)

But back to Fantozzi.

I’d heard of the film, of course. EVERY Italian knows Fantozzi, and you can’t live in Italy without coming across references to him.

But until Giovanni sent me his simplified version, I’d assumed it wouldn’t be my sort of thing. I admit, I’ll generally avoid comedies (and Italian movies) if I can…

The story, though, had me laughing out loud. When I’d finished it, I searched online for the movie itself, and watched it several times!!

What’s the film about? Here’s the description from our online shop:

Ragionier Fantozzi, Ugo is an Italian everyman, though not a very happy one!

Ugo is ambivalent, to say the least, about his job and his family. He dares to hope for more from both his professional and personal lives, though never seems surprised when his ambitions are thwarted!

The 1971 book was a million-seller. And mention the 1975 film, on which our ‘easy reader’ is based, to any Italian to get them happily talking you through their favourite scenes.

For a rather different insight into Italian life and attitudes, don’t miss the unforgettable cultural meme that is Fantozzi!

Sounds fun? Then download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to check the format and level of the material.

Liked that? Fantozzi is 25% off the usual ebook easy-reader price this week, at just £5.99.

The offer is good until Sunday night.

But if it was too hard for you, or too easy?

No worries! Go browse the Italian section of our online shop, where’ll you surely find something more suited to your level.

Or pick study materials from our catalogue page, which lists everything by type and in level-order.

Buono studio, allora.

E buon divertimento!

FREE sample chapter | ‘Fantozzi’ ebook, just £5.99 | Classic movie ebooks | All Italian ebooksCatalogue

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Last Few Days to Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Lessons!

A reminder – the EasyReaders.Org ‘Easter 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:

easter offer 2018

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 easter offer 2018 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 easter offer 2018 gets you a 20% discount on everything in your cart
  • The coupon will work until midnight on Sunday 8th of April 2018
  • 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 easter offer 2018 can’t be used with other coupons.

Shop now!

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Or visit the catalog page.

Four more days to go!

P.S.

Don’t forget to use coupon code easter offer 2018

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

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

Save an impressive 20% on 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:

easter offer 2018

To reduce the price of everything by 20% compared to the prices shown in the shop, copy and paste the coupon code 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/everything
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 8th of April 2018
  • 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 (and this is a GOOD option) browse our catalog page.

It’ll show you everything, all in one place, language by language.

The catalog groups together material according to type (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.

View the catalog page.

Happy Easter!

P.S.

Here’s that coupon code again: easter offer 2018

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New Italian ‘Easy Reader’ ebook – ‘Le italiane’ – Save 25%!

Italian easy reaaders - Le italiane - cover imageLearning Italian?

Intermediate-level or above?

Then do have a look at our latest ‘easy reader’ ebook (a simplified text with online audio), which this week is 25% off the usual price!

Le italiane‘ is an upper-intermediate level and would be ideal material to supplement an Italian course or online lessons.

‘Easy readers’ are original stories, written specifically for people like you who are learning a foreign language.

This one is non-fiction and contains profiles of eight noteworthy Italian women from different periods and different walks of life. All are engaging and interesting, even moving!

This material is intended to:

  • encourage you to read and listen to Italian
  • motivate you to study – you’ll want to find out what happens next!
  • help you consolidate the grammar and vocabulary you have already encountered
  • introduce you to new words and expressions

The author, Roberto Gamberini, is an experienced Italian teacher, currently working in Rome.

Find out more about ‘Le italiane‘ in our online shop.

Or click this link to download the free sample chapter (.pdf). Then you can take a look at the level of the material and see whether it’s right for you.

The .pdf file format is designed to open on just about anything – tablets, phones, computers and, of course computers – so you should have no problem viewing it.

But just to be sure, use the free sample chapter download to verify that the ebook will open on the device you intend to use it on.

Level and format fine?

Then remember, for just a few more days, you can get the complete version for just £5.99.

From Monday onwards, this ebook will sell for £7.99, just like our other easy readers for students of Italian.

But if this easy reader is TOO easy, or perhaps still too hard for your current level?

Or if the topic just doesn’t interest you that much?

So leaf through our catalog, where you’ll see all of our ebook titles, organised by language and level.

There is a wide range of ebooks for students learning Italian, but also titles for students of French, German, Spanish and other languages!

Buy ‘Le italiane’ | FREE sample chapter | Catalog | Browse shop

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New Italian ‘Easy Reader’ ebook on Caravaggio – Save 25%!

Italian easy reaaders - Caravaggio nei vicoli di Roma - cover image

Studying Italian?

Then take a look at our latest ‘easy reader’ ebook (simplified text + online audio), which this week is 25% off the usual price!

Caravaggio nei vicoli di Roma‘ is an upper-intermediate level. If you’ve got a few years of Italian under your belt, and now want something a bit different to supplement your Italian course or lessons, it’s ideal!

‘Easy readers’ are original stories, written specifically for people like you who are learning a foreign language. They’ll help you by:

  • encouraging you to read and listen to Italian
  • motivating you to study – you’ll want to find out what happens next!
  • consolidating the grammar and vocabulary you have already encountered
  • introducing you to new words and expressions

Caravaggio nei vicoli di Roma‘ (Caravaggio in the Alleyways of Rome) finds the famous artist in jail again, drunk as a lord and facing charges for throwing a plate of artichokes at a waiter…

Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) to take a look at the level of the material and see whether it’s right for you.

The .pdf file format is designed to open on just about anything – tablets, phones, computers and, of course computers – so you should have no problem viewing it.

But just to be sure, use the free sample chapter download to verify that the ebook will open on the device you intend to use it on.

Level and format fine?

Then don’t forget, this weekend only, you can get the complete version for just £5.99.

From Monday onwards, this ebook will sell for £7.99, just like the other stories in this series.

What about if this easy reader is TOO easy, or perhaps still too hard for your current level, or if the topic just doesn’t interest you that much?

Then browse our catalog, where you’ll see all of our titles, organised by language and level.

We have a wide range of ebooks for students learning Italian, but also titles in French, German, Spanish and other languages, too!

Buy ‘Caravaggio’ | FREE sample chapter | Catalog | Browse shop

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Online Lessons & Ebooks – Just 36 Hours Left to Save 20%!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2018 January Sale, which is ending in a little over thirty-six hours from now, at midnight on Sunday 7th 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_2018_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 year?

First, make your selection of one-to-one online lesson options and ebooks from our new 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_2018_save_20% to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good for another thirty-six hours, until Sunday 7th 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 in 2018!

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

january_sale_2018_save_20%

Browse the catalogue now!

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

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SALE: 20% Off Online Lessons, Easy Readers & Parallel Texts!

The EasyReaders.Org 2018 January Sale starts today!

If you’re learning Italian, Spanish, French, German (or certain other languages) you can therefore save significant sums.

Everything in our shop – online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning foreign languages, easy readers, parallel texts – will be discounted…

You just have to remember to use this coupon code:

january_sale_2018_save_20%

First make your selection from the one-to-one online lesson options and from our range of ebooks created to keep you interested and making progress:

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code january_sale_2018_save_20% to reduce the cart total by 20%.

The coupon code is good until Sunday 7th January.

You can use it as often as you wish, and there is 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 over the holiday period 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:

january_sale_2018_save_20%

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

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Save 20% on Ebooks in the EasyReaders.Org Autumn/Fall Sale!

Summer is done.

The kids are back in school, temperatures are dropping, leaves are falling from trees (well not yet, but they will be soon.)

Oh well…

At least we’ve got a solid three months before Christmas/New Year.

That’s a good block of time in which to make progress with your Italian, French, German, Spanish, or whichever language or languages you’re working on (Swedish in my case.)

That’s IF you have the right teaching support, and plenty of stimulating materials to work on.

Fortunately, this week there’s the EasyReaders.Org ‘Autumn/Fall Sale’ on ebooks and online lessons!

Coupon code autumn_sale_2017_save_20%! will save you 20% on one-to-one online lessons (with a native-speaker teacher) and on a range of ebooks created to keep you engaged and making progress.

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

The coupon code is good until Sunday night (the next sale won’t be until Christmas/New Year.)

Italian | French | Spanish | German | Other languages

And here’s that coupon code again:

autumn_sale_2017_save_20%!

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Learning Spanish or French? Two new parallel text ebooks!

If you’re learning a foreign language, make sure to include plenty of text-work in your study program.

Reading in the language you’re studying will help consolidate the grammar and vocbaulary you’ve sweated over, while building the skills you’ll need when you get out there in the real world!

But what should you read??

Obviously it should be a text designed for learners, something ‘graded’ to approximately the level you’ve reached (so that it’s not too hard, or too easy…)

But beyond that, well you don’t want ‘boring’, do you?

Language study can be hard to stick to at the best of times…

And uninteresting or sleep-inducing materials won’t make that any easier!

Today though, for anyone learning Spanish or French, the ‘what to read’ decision just got a little easier.

We’ve published two new parallel texts at A2 (pre-intermediate) level.

One is Spanish/English and the other French/English, so we’ve got you covered whichever langauge you’re working on.

The story is the same in both versions: a handsome young architect has a passion for girls, who seem to fall into his arms. But then, one day, he falls in love for real. In a supermarket!

There are FREE sample chapters available from the respective product pages in our online shop.

Here are the links:

French/English Parallel Texts - L’amour aux temps du supermarché - cover imageFrench/English Parallel Text: L’amour aux temps du supermarché

Spanish/English Parallel Text: Amor en el supermercado Spanish/English Parallel Texts - Amor en el supermercado - cover image

Or click here to browse all of our ebooks for learning foreign languages.

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New Italian/French/Spanish Easy Readers and Parallel Texts!

Spanish easy readers - El ascensor - cover image

Into languages?

So check out the seven new ebooks now available for learners of Italian, French and Spanish!

There are two new easy readers, one in Spanish and one in French.

Plus five new parallel texts: one each for Spanish/English and French/English, and three for Italian/English.

The easy readers have exercises and free online audio, so you can listen as well.

French - English parallel texts for learners - L'ascenseur - cover imageThe parallel texts have the story in the language you’re learning, plus a line by line translation into English.

FREE SAMPLE CHAPTERS are available to download for all our titles – that way you can see how the .pdf opens on your phone, tablet or computer BEFORE you buy.

And as always, the first week of publication there’s a 25% discount on the usual ebook price!

Stimulating, original materials for learning foreign languages, a free sample chapter so you can see whether these materials are right for you, and even a discount!

What’s not to like?

Spanish

‘El ascensor’ (The Elevator) tells the story of two neigbours who become stuck in a lift. Unfortunately, they’ve never liked each other…. Easy reader version | Spanish/English parallel text version

French

‘L’ascenseur’, you guessed it, is the same story as in the Spanish versions above. But this time it’s set in France, and written especially for learners of French!  Easy reader version | French/English parallel text version

Italian

And yes, there’s an Italian version, too! We published the Italian easy reader ‘L’ascensore‘ a while back, so that one’s not on offer this week. What’s new is the Italian/English parallel text version and that one’s 25% OFF for the next few days…

Also new in our Italian department are two higher level ebooks:

Un’indagine molto privata stars Gianna, translator of crime fiction, who begins her own investigation when her husband starts behaving suspiciously…

This Italian/English parallel text is suitable for intermediate-level students, as is ‘Michelangelo e il Mosè‘.

Yes, it’s THAT Michelangelo. Follow him and his faithful assistant as they create a masterpiece in marble…

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Our online shop has hundreds of original ebooks for learners of Italian, French, Spanish, German and other languages.

And did you know, if you join our mailing list, you’ll be sent a 33% coupon code?

The details are here.

Browse ebooks for learning languages.