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2022 Autumn Sale: from Monday, 20% Off 1-1 Lessons & Ebooks!

Next week we’re having our 2022 Autumn/Fall Sale Sale!

Students of Italian, Spanish, French or German can save 20% on ebooks and online lessons, one to one with a native speaker teacher, via Skype or Zoom.

A reminder – we have recently separated the ebooks from the lessons, so as to make it easier for people to find what they need (and easier for us to organise things!)

Which means we now have two different online stores, NativeSpeakerTeachers.com and EasyReaders.org, named to make it obvious where you should go for what…

Everything in both stores – online lessons with native-speaker teachers, ebooks for learning foreign languages, easy readers, parallel texts – will be a fifth cheaper with the coupon code (which we’ll publish on Monday.)

You could buy ten one-to-one language lessons while paying for only eight, so two extra lessons of speaking and listening practice, on us!

Or pop 5 ebooks into your shopping cart (reading and listening practice is essential), yet pay for just four of them!

Watch out for an email with the coupon code at the start of next week!

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Two New Italian ‘Easy Reader’ Ebooks This Week, 25% OFF!

This week EasyReaders.org has published TWO new Italian ‘easy reader’ ebooks, ‘Il Rinascimento‘ and ‘Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici‘.

Until Sunday 25th September, they’re both discounted 25% compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price, so just £5.99 rather than £7.99!

Il Rinascimento

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This ebook version of a thirty-part series of articles with online audio walks a curious student of Italian through thirty chapters of history and covers, in outline, the intellectual and political changes on the Italian peninsula during the Renaissance period and after (from the 15th to 19th centuries).

While the articles that make up this ebook are available for free at https://onlineitalianclub.com/history/, this version of the material (.pdf, .mobi Kindle-compatible, .epub versions available) is easily printable and/or readable on an ebook reader, such as the Kindle.

Please note: unlike our other ‘easy reader’ ebooks, for reasons of length this one does not contain glossaries of difficult words nor comprehension exercises after each chapter. Take a look at the free sample chapters before you buy!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 30 CHAPTERS to read and listen to!
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapters (.pdf)

Buy Il Rinascimento just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapters (.pdf) | Catalog

N.b. You may also be interested in two previous ‘history’ ebooks with the same length and format: ‘La storia di Roma‘ and ‘Il Medioevo‘, each £7.99 for thirty chapters. Why not get all three and read/listen to Italian history, in Italian, from the earliest days of Rome, right up to Garibaldi?

Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici

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Orphaned while still a baby, Caterina de’ Medici doesn’t have much going for her. Though there is one thing…

7 Agosto 1530. Corte Papale, Roma

“Avanti, avanti Caterina, camminate più veloce. E ricordate di inchinarvi davanti al Santo Padre! Il nostro Papa Clemente VII è un uomo meraviglioso, e ora avete un’udienza da sola con lui. Non siete emozionata? Siete fortunata ad avere… un santo in Paradiso! Proprio così, è un modo di dire molto appropriato.”

La vecchia suora, che ridacchia isterica, trascina Caterina per una mano e riprende: “Lo dico perché è un Medici come voi. E di certo è un uomo santo. Forza, forza, camminate. Non vogliamo fare aspettare Sua Santità” bisbiglia nervosa.

Caterina’s still only twelve years old, but her uncle, the Pope, is already busy reviewing possible husbands for her, with a view to strengthening ties between the Papacy and one or the other of Europe’s powerful royal families. Perhaps the time has come for her to learn French?

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
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  • 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)

Buy Diventare regina. La storia di Caterina de’ Medici just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

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50% OFF Easy-Reader eBook TRILOGY (C1/2)

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This week’s half-price, easy reader ‘eBook of the Week’ offer is not one ebook, but three – a TRILOGY of stories about our medieval detective, Anselmo.

Each of the three stories is level C1/2 (advanced), so suitable for students who already have experience reading and listening to Italian. Each one is priced at £3.99 (get them all, why not, for £11.97!)

Here’s some information about the first in the series, and links to all three, for those who might have already read that one…

Meet Anselmo the apothecary, one of the few educated men of his day. And it’s because of his learning that he’s occasionially called upon by the powerful when they need help resolving their problems.

This time, the apothecary’s task is to discover who was behind the killing of the Pope’s son. Certainly a learned man should be able to figure it out! An important political alliance depends on his answer, not least the unity of the Borgias themselves, a powerful ruling family who are famous for their power struggles and indfidelities.

As Anselmo soon learns, though, it appears to be in nobody’s interest for him to actually find the truth. And in an age in which only power really matters, he’s playing a dangerous game…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 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 or advanced levels
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

This is Volume 1 in the Anselmo trilogy. Volume 2 is Anselmo e la moglie spagnola and volume 3 is Anselmo e l’avvelenamento del Papa. Buy any title in the Anselmo Trilogy this week and save 50%, or read them all!

Don’t forget, these three titles are C-level, so advanced. Please check out the FREE sample chapters linked to above before you buy.

If your Italian isn’t yet up to Anselmo, browse our online Catalog to find something more suitable.

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New Ebook – 25% La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Australia

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This week EasyReaders.org published the final title in our series of ebooks about the Italian diaspora, La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Australia.

Previous ebooks in this series were La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Spagna, La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Scozia, and La diaspora italiana – Italiani negli Stati Uniti.

The level of this one is similar, at B2 (upper-intermediate). Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to verify the length, level and format of the ebook.

Until Sunday 11th September, it’s discounted 25% compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price, so just £5.99 rather than £7.99!

An original Italian easy reader, by Francesca Colombo

A ‘diaspora’ is a population that lives somewhere different from their original home, or that of their forebears. Since the late nineteenth century, millions of Italians have emigrated in search of better prospects. By 1980 it was estimated that twenty-five million Italians had made their home outside of Italy, in countries all over the world…

La distanza tra Roma e Canberra è di circa 16.000 chilometri, che equivalgono aun viaggio in aereo molto lungo, più o meno 20 ore. E, in effetti, gli italiani usano l’espressione “in Australia” come sinonimo per “lontanissimo, il posto più lontano del mondo, quasi un altro pianeta”.

Ma allora cosa ci fanno lì così tanti italiani?! Secondo le ultime statistiche, il numero di italiani nati in Australia e di origine italiana sarebbero circa un milione e gli italiani immigrati recentemente 178.000. Nei prossimi capitoli conosceremo meglio la storia degli italiani in Australia e la loro situazione nel presente.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
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  • 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)

Buy La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Australia just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

And if you missed them…

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-50% Easy-Reader eBook: ‘Valeria, Michele e le maschere’, B2

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This week’s half-price, easy reader ‘eBook of the Week’ is the B2- (upper-intermediate) level Valeria, Michele e le maschere.

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…

Read and listen to find out!

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  • 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)

Buy Valeria, Michele e le maschere, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter | Catalog

And if your level’s not B2? If you’re just starting out with Italian, or have been at it for years and so already read and listen confidently?

Find materials for your level by checking out the HUNDREDS of free sample chapters (most with free online audio) on our Catalog page.

How do I access my ebook?

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NEW EASY READER EBOOK: La metamorfosi, -25%

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The newest title in our ‘World Literature‘ series of Italian easy reader ebooks is Franza Kafka’s unsettling ‘La metamorfosi‘, which we published yesterday.

We already had ‘easy reader’ ebook versions of ‘I racconti di Canterbury‘ and ‘Don Chisciotte della Mancia’, plus six Italian literature ‘easy reader’ ebooks.

La metamorfosi‘ is B2/C1-level, which means upper-intermediate/advanced.

Until Sunday 21st August it’s discounted 25% compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price, so just £5.99 rather than £7.99.

What’s this one about, then?

Scritto nel 1912, La metamorfosi è uno dei testi più noti dello scrittore, in cui si descrivono le vicende di un uomo, Gregorio Samsa, che di mestiere fa il commesso viaggiatore, e che una mattina si sveglia e scopre di essersi trasformato in un enorme scarafaggio.

Kafka fu un autore allegorico, perché rappresentava una vicenda per “dire altro”; ha voluto forse rappresentare la solitudine e il senso di diversità dell’ebreo nella Mitteleuropa,la propria estraneità alla sua famiglia, il senso di colpa e l’impotenza umana del singolo di fronte al mondo e alla sua burocrazia. La maggior parte delle sue opere, come ‘La metamorfosi’, ‘Il processo’ e ‘Il castello’, sono piene di temi di alienazione, brutalità fisica e psicologica, e conflittualità genitori-figli.

Cheerful stuff indeed, but it’s a twentieth century classic and well worth a look! Find out more about ‘La metamorfosi‘ in our online shop. Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to verify the length, level and format of the ebook.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 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)

Buy ‘La metamorfosi‘ just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | World Literature series | Italian literature series | Catalog

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50% OFF Easy-Reader eBook: ‘Aria di festa’ (B1/2)

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This week’s half-price, easy reader ‘eBook of the Week’ is the B1/2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate) -level Aria di festa.

Gianni is a gourmet journalist who is increasingly cynical about the popular ‘Slow Food’ movement. He persuades his editor to let him spend the summer searching out and reviewing ‘Slow Food’ events, but the more he finds out, the more his fears seem to be confirmed…

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 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 any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Aria di festa, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter | Catalog

And if you’re level’s not B1/B2? If you’re just starting out with Italian, or have been at it for years, so now read and listen confidently?

Find materials for your level by checking out the HUNDREDS of free sample chapters (most with free online audio) on our Catalog page.

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?

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New ebook: La diaspora italiana – Italiani negli Stati Uniti

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This week EasyReaders.org has published another new title in our series of ebooks about the Italian diaspora, La diaspora italiana – Italiani negli Stati Uniti.

Previous ebooks in this series were La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Spagna and La diaspora italiana – Italiani in Scozia, and the level of this one is similar, at B2/C1, so upper-intermediate/advanced.

However, because the Italian diaspora in the USA is such a big topic, the latest one is much longer than the others, at 16 chapters rather than the usual 8!

Better still, until Sunday 7th August it’s discounted 25% compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price, so just £5.99 rather than £7.99.

Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to verify the length, level and format of the ebook.

An original Italian easy reader, by Francesca Colombo

A ‘diaspora’ is a population that lives somewhere different from their original home, or that of their forebears. Since the late nineteenth century, millions of Italians have emigrated in search of better prospects. By 1980 it was estimated that twenty-five million Italians had made their home outside of Italy, in countries all over the world…

Secondo il censimento del 2010, gli Italo-americani sono 17.250.000 e corrispondono al sesto gruppo etnico più numeroso negli Stati Uniti d’America.

Gli Italo-americani si sono distinti nei più diversi settori della società. Nel campo dell’invenzione, per esempio, ricordiamo Antonio Meucci, il padre del telefono, e la famiglia di origine friulana Jacuzzi, che ha prodotto le famose vasche da bagno.

In ambito sportivo si sono distinti, fra gli altri, il mitico giocatore di baseball Joltin’ Joe (Giuseppe Paolo) di Maggio, sposato per qualche anno con la diva Marilyn Monroe e citato in una famosa canzone di Simon and Garfunkel, e poi il campione dei pesi massimi Rocco Francis Marchegiano, meglio conosciuto come Rocky Marciano, the Brockton Blockbuster.

Anche nel mondo dello spettacolo non mancano cognomi italiani: da Frank Sinatra a Leonardo di Caprio, da John Turturro a Madonna (alias Veronica Ciccone) a Frank Zappa, passando per Robert De Niro, Jake LaMotta, Joe Pesci, Liza Minelli, Al Pacino e Jon Bon Jovi… La lista è lunghissima!

E, infine, un buon numero di italiani di prima, seconda, terza o quarta generazione hanno contribuito a governare il paese. Per esempio, Fiorello La Guardia è stato sindaco di New York negli anni della Grande Depressione.

“Little Flower”, così era chiamato (traduzione letterale del suo nome italiano), ha amministrato con grande onestà ed efficienza la città e ne ha rilanciato l’economia.

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 16 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)

Buy La diaspora italiana – Italiani negli Stati Uniti just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

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50% OFF Easy-Reader eBook: ‘Un furto ad arte’ (B1/2)

Italian easy reader: Un furto ad arte

This week’s half-price, easy reader ‘eBook of the Week’ is the B1/2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate) -level Un furto ad arte.

Rome, mid-summer, and the temperature outside is so high that sensible people stay at home with the shutters closed and the air-conditioning at maximum. So a private detective is surprised when he receives a phone call from the son of one of the city’s great families. Will he agree to investigate the theft of a famous painting?

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online at soundcloud.com)
  • 7 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 any level
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Un furto ad arte, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter | Catalog

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NEW EASY READER EBOOK: Vita in trincea (B1/2)

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This week EasyReaders.org has published another new title in our series of history-themed Italian easy reader ebooks.

The latest ‘easy reader’ ebook is Vita in trincea, and the level is B1/B2, so intermediate.

Until Sunday 24th July it’s discounted 25% compared to the usual ‘easy reader’ price, so just £5.99 rather than £7.99.

Check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to verify the length, level and format of the ebook.

An original Italian easy reader by Francesca Colombo

World War I. A conscript army defends Italy from the Austro-Hungarians. New recruits Rino and Felice march, footsore, towards the trenches carved into the Alps.

Tra il 1915 e il 1917, durante la Prima Guerra Mondiale, l’esercito italiano e quello austriaco si scontrano nella zona montana delle Alpi Carniche, vicino al fiume Isonzo. I militari italiani, reclutati in tutta Italia, vengono mandati al fronte.

“La terra delle montagne, qui, ha un odore strano, una puzza terribile a dire la verità. Non è come a casa” dice Rino a suo fratello Felice a bassa voce, mentre il rumore di molti stivali come i loro marca il ritmo della marcia. “Ancora pochi minuti e arriviamo alla trincea, accelerate il passo!” comanda un ufficiale che cammina poco avanti a loro.

Gli stivali sono scomodi, con il fondo di cartone e i chiodi sulla suola sottile. I piedi dei soldati sanguinano dopo le lunghe ore di cammino al freddo sulle Alpi. L’odore, intanto, è sempre più forte. “Questa puzza viene sicuramente dalla trincea” pensa Rino di nuovo. Felice gli stringe un braccio e dice: “Non ce la faccio più, lo giuro. Devo fermarmi un poco” mentre va avanti a fatica. Rino lo incoraggia: “E dai, che stiamo arrivando, resisti!”

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • 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)

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