Posted on Leave a comment

Half-priced ‘Ebook of the Week’: ‘La vita è bella’

This week’s 50%-Off ‘Ebook of the Week’ offer is the B1/B2 (intermediate/upper-intermediate) -level ‘eBook of the Classic Italian Movie’  La vita è bella.

Italian easy reader ebook - La vita è bella - cover image

‘La vita è bella’ broke many records: it’s the Italian film that has won the most Oscars, Benigni (who stars and directs) is the only male Italian actor to have won an Oscar for ‘Best Actor’, and it’s the highest-grossing Italian film ever!

La vita è bella is ideal for anyone who has been studying Italian for a while but would now like to focus on building their reading/listening skills, rather than on yet another grammar lesson. And of course, being the ebook version of this famous Italian movie, it’s perfect for anyone who has watched or plans to watch the film itself but needs some support in order to do so.

Normally £7.99, La vita è bella is half price this week, so just £3.99.

For that £3.99 you get:

  • .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
  • 9 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)

La vita è bella, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter | Other ‘classic Italian movie’ ebooks | Catalog

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’ (allow up to 24 hours), 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 (.mobi/Kindle-compatible, .epub) cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them.

P.S.

Tuesday’s free bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news is now ready for you to listen to and read, absolutely free!

Click here to boost your Italian reading and listening skills, for FREE!

Subscriptions to EasyItalianNews.com are completely free, also. Just enter your email on this page to receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each and every week, FOR FREE and with no obligation (unsubscribing is quick and easy, too.)

Posted on Leave a comment

25% Off New Italian Easy Reader Ebook: Chi è per me Cecilia

Italian easy readers - Chi è per me Cecilia - cover image

Yesterday we published a new, C1/2-level, easy Italian reader ebook, ‘Chi è per me Cecilia‘ though in fact ‘easy’ it isn’t!

“Grandioso! Licenziato dopo due mesi… E adesso che faccio?!” pensai. Il primo impulso era stato quello di prendere il cellulare. Avevo scorso la rubrica fino alla lettera “C”, poi mi ero fermato a fissare lo schermo. Infine avevo sospirato e lo avevo riposto in tasca. Preso dallo sconforto, mi guardai intorno e chiesi, questa volta ad alta voce: “Che diamine posso fare?”

Milanese twenty-something Matteo loses his first real job after just a few months, and despairs he’ll ever find another. His parents don’t understand how bad his prospects seem, and he hasn’t spoken to his best friend, Cecilia, for several months. Should he call her? But can true friendship between a man and a woman really exist?

Find out more about this story in our online shop and/or check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to get an idea of the length, level and format of the ebook.

At the top of Chapter 1 in the free sample chapter download (.pdf) there’s a link to the online audio. The audio version of the entire story is available to listen to, FREE, even if you don’t buy the ebook, though, obviously, having the full text will make it easier.

As always, this first week only ‘Chi è per me Cecilia‘ is 25% off – so just £5.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/Italian glossary of ‘difficult’ terms
  • Suitable for students at upper-intermediate or advanced levels
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 22/11/20) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Once your order is completed, you will receive a download link for the full version of the ebook. The download link is valid for 7 days / 3 download attempts, so save the .pdf ebook in a safe place on your device!

Buy ‘Chi è per me Cecilia‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | Catalog

P.S.

Don’t forget Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which is now ready for you to read/listen to online, FREE!

Subscribing to EasyItalianNews.com is also FREE – subscribers receive each thrice-weekly, simplified Italian news bulletin (online audio plus supporting text) via email, as soon as they are published, each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

Just enter your email address on this page and get learning!

Posted on Leave a comment

‘FREE Online Italian Lesson’ Offer: Just 36 hours left!

Here’s a final reminder to snap up your free online Italian lesson, if you haven’t already done so.

There are only about 36 hours remaining of our Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer, which ends tomorrow night (Sunday November 8th 2020).

There won’t be another chance to try a FREE one-to-one online Italian lesson until February 2021.

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

But we still have the capacity and budget for a few more, so if you’d like to try an online lesson (via Skype) with a native-speaker Italian teacher, click this link.

There’s no need to buy one to get one free, and you don’t have to provide credit card or payment details. Anyone who wants to try an online Italian lesson, gets one for free!

Of course, the idea is that some of you will buy additional lesson credits and continue to learn this way. Others won’t, but that’s fine – hopefully those people will say nice things about us to people they know who are learning Italian.

This offer is for new students only. The Free Trial Italian Lesson offer is limited to one free online lesson per person.

Grab your free trial Italian lesson

When we receive your order, our teaching management assistant will email you to find out what your needs and preferences are and WHEN you’d like to do your free lesson.

  • The Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends on Sunday 8th November 2020
  • You don’t have to DO the lesson this week, just ‘book’ it
  • Over a hundred and fifty people have already signed up for a trial lesson, but 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.

And don’t forget Saturday’s Easy Italian News!

Click the link to read and listen to a simplified news bulletin, in Italian, for FREE!

Posted on Leave a comment

A reminder about the ‘FREE Online Italian Lesson’ offer!

Here’s a quick reminder: this week at EasyReaders.Org we’re giving away 150 FREE ONLINE ITALIAN LESSONS (the offer is for new students only.)

There are the only two opportunities each year to try an online lesson (via Skype) with one of our native-speaker Italian teachers – for FREE!

You don’t have to buy anything or provide credit card details – all we need is your email address so our teaching management assistant can contact you to organise your lesson.

This promotion is for new students only.

Here’s the link you need to book your free trial Italian lesson.

N.b. The offer ends on Sunday night, though that’s the deadline for responding to the offer, not for actually doing the lesson. Lessons will be organised in the order that people contact us.

  • The Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends on Sunday 08/11/20
  • You don’t have to DO the lesson this week, just ‘book’ it
  • 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
  • After your lesson, you’ll get a 15% discount coupon valid for your first purchase of online Italian lessons

Compare online lesson prices | Book your free trial Italian lesson

P.S.

Have you listened to / read today’s free bulletin of simplified news at EasyItalianNews.com?

If you subscribe (it’s free), you won’t need to remember to visit the website each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Instead, you’ll receive each 8-10 minute audio, with supporting text, directly in your email inbox!

Posted on Leave a comment

This Week 150 FREE Online Italian Lessons!

It’s November, so time for our semi-annual ‘Free Trial Italian Lesson’ offer!

This week at EasyReaders.Org we’ll be giving away 150 FREE ONLINE ITALIAN LESSONS (the offer is for new students only.)

This is a promotion we do twice a year when things are otherwise quiet – the last one was in February 2020 and the next one will be in February 2021.

Twice a year we aim to give away a hundred and fifty free online Italian lessons, normally priced at £20 each.

Try an online lesson (via Skype) with one of our native-speaker Italian teachers, at a cost of exactly ZERO.

You don’t have to buy a lesson to get one free, we won’t even ask for your card details – all we need to organise your lesson is your email address, so our teaching management assistant can contact you to organise your lesson.

It’s a genuinely-free offer!

N.B. This promotion is for new students only. The free trial lesson offer is limited to one per person.

To claim your free trial Italian lesson, follow this link.

Once you’ve completed your online order form, our teaching management assistant will contact you to find out what your needs and preferences are and, importantly, WHEN you’d like to do your free lesson.

It could take a day or two for her to write to you, so be patient.

And there’s no rush to do the free trial lesson, which doesn’t have to be this week – the offer ends on Sunday night, but that’s just a promotional deadline, not a limit for actually doing the lesson.

  • The Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends on Sunday, 08/11/20
  • No need to actually DO the lesson this week, just ‘book’ it
  • Remember: this offer is for NEW STUDENTS ONLY
  • If you booked a free trial last time but didn’t take it – do try again!
  • But if you’ve already done a free trial in the past, sorry…
  • After completing your lesson, you’ll be sent a 15% discount coupon

Online lesson prices | Book your free trial Italian lesson

P.S.

Don’t forget to listen to the thrice-weekly bulletins of ‘easy’ Italian news from our sister site https://easyitaliannews.com/.

Subscribers receive each 8-10 minute audio, with supporting text, directly to their email inboxes – for FREE!

Over seven thousand people have already subscribed! Click this link to join them.

Posted on Leave a comment

Half-price Ebook of the Week – ‘easy reader’ or ‘parallel text’?

This week at EasyReaders.Org we have another half-price ‘Ebook of the Week’ offer for you. And as with the previous one, it’s available in two different formats: choose between the ‘easy reader’ or the ‘parallel text’.

Easy Italian reader - Il campo di papaveri - cover image

What’s the difference? Well, why not download the free sample chapter for each format to your computer, tablet and smartphone and take a look?

It’s bascially the same story, but the ‘easy reader version’ (.pdf) comes with an audio recording, glossaries and exercises, whereas the Italian/English parallel text version (.pdf) has none of those things but includes a full line-by-line translation from the original Italian into English. The lines are numbered, so you can compare the original and the translation.

Click the cover images to download the .pdf to your device. That way you’ll see which would better suit your preferred way of studying.

Italian/English parallel text - Il campo di papaveri - cover image

Skills focus (reading/listening etc.)? Then choose the ‘easy reader version’ (.pdf).

Grammar/vocabulary of more interest to you? Then maybe you’d prefer the Italian/English parallel text version (.pdf)?

So, what’s this week’s half-price story about?

A young artist, who can’t pay his rent, offers to paint his landlord’s flat instead. But guess who the landlord’s daughter turns out to be?

Normally £7.99, both versions of this story are half price this week, so just £3.99, only in our online shop! Click the links below to view the option you prefer:

Il campo di papaveri – easy reader version, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter

Il campo di papaveri – Italian/English parallel text version, just £3.99! | Free Sample Chapter

Or select something more suited to your level from our catalog page, where all of our ebook titles are listed by type and in approximate level order.

N.b. Most of our ebooks, including these two, are now delivered via a download link sent automatically once your payment has cleared. You’ll find the download link in the ‘Order completed’ email, or the one with with the word ‘invoice’ in the subject line. If you have asked for non-.pdf versions (Kindle etc. – but only available for the ‘easy reader’ version), these will be emailed to you, manually not automatically, within 24 hours of your order.

P.S.

Don’t forget to read/listen to Tuesday’s free bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which is absolutely free!

Subscribing to EasyItalianNews.com is completely free, too. All you have to do is to enter your email here and you’ll receive three Easy Italian News bulletins every week, directly to your email in box!

Posted on Leave a comment

25% Off New Italian Easy Reader Ebook: L’avventura

Italian easy reader ebook - L’avventura - cover image

Yesterday we published a new, B1/2-level, ‘easy’ Italian reader ebook, ‘L’avventura‘, the latest in our series of ebooks relating the stories of classic Italian movies.

In 1960, the same year that Felini’s masterpiece ‘La dolce vita’ won the Cannes Film Festival’s ‘Golden Palm’, another Italian director, Michelangelo Antonioni, presented a movie which, though it went down badly with audiences, was admired by his peers. Fellow director, Roberto Rossellini, described it as ‘the most ‘beautiful’ film ever shown at a festival’, so it was no surprise when ‘L’avventura’ was awarded the prestigious Jury Prize.

The first part of an existentialist trilogy, the film was shot in the scenic Aeolian Islands, and on nearby Sicily. A group of friends – including Anna, her best friend Claudia, and Anna’s well-off architect boyfriend, Sandro – are holidaying on a luxury yacht. While they are moored at a tiny, uninhabited island, one of the party mysteriously disappears. A search is begun, but the weather begins to worsen…

This re-telling for learners of Italian makes a great introduction before watching the movie itself. Or simply an excellent supplement to your study program!

You can find out more about this story in our online shop and/or check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), to get an idea of the length, level and format of the ebook.

At the top of Chapter 1 in the free sample chapter download (.pdf) there’s a link to the online audio. The audio version of the entire story is available to listen to, FREE, even if you don’t buy the ebook, though, obviously, having the full text does make life easier.

As always, this first week only ‘L’avventura‘ is 25% off – so just £5.99 rather than the usual ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .ePub and Mobi (Kindle-compatible) versions available at no extra cost (just ask)
  • 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms
  • Suitable for students at pre-intermediate level and above
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 25/10/20) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Once your order is completed, you will receive a download link for the full version of the ebook. The download link is valid for 7 days / 3 download attempts, so save the .pdf ebook in a safe place on your device!

Buy ‘L’avventura‘, just £5.99! | Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) | All ‘classic movie’ easy reader ebooks | Catalog

P.S.

And of course, don’t forget Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which is now ready for you to read/listen to online, FREE!

Subscribing is also FREE – subscribers receive each thrice-weekly, simplified Italian news bulletin (online audio plus supporting text) via email, as soon as they are published, each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday!

All you have to do is to enter your email address on this page.

Posted on Leave a comment

Save 20% on Online Language Lessons & Ebooks: Final Day!

A final reminder to save 20% in the EasyReaders.Org 2020 Autumn Sale, which ends at midnight tonight (Sunday 11th October 2020).

Get a fifth off the price of EVERYTHING you need for your language learning – online lessons with native speaker teachers, ebooks for learning languages, ‘easy readers’, ‘parallel texts’ – by using this coupon code:

Autumn-Sale-2020

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!

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

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

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

Autumn-Sale-2020

Browse the catalog or go directly to the language you’re studying:

Italian | French | Spanish | German

Posted on Leave a comment

Save 20% on Online Lessons & Ebooks: Thirty-six Hours Left!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2020 Autumn Sale, which is ending in a little over thirty-six hours, at midnight on Sunday 11th of October 2020.

The cost of EVERYTHING in our catalog – 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:

Autumn-Sale-2020

For example?

Well, ten thirty-minute online lessons with a native speaker teacher (Italian, French, Spanish, German…) would normally cost you £165 (just £16.50 a lesson).

But with the above coupon code, that figure is reduced to just £132 (£13.20 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 in the last few months of 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 fall?

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.)

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

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 11th October 2020.

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:

Autumn-Sale-2020

Browse the catalog now!

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

Posted on Leave a comment

Don’t Forget to Save 20% on Ebooks and Online Lessons!

Don’t forget the EasyReaders.Org ‘Autumn Sale’!

Until Sunday night, 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.

The coupon code you need to get the discount is:

Autumn-Sale-2020

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.

  • The code above gets you a 20% discount on anything!
  • It’s valid until midnight on Sunday 11th October 2020
  • 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 Credit card/Stripe, Amazon, Paypal, or direct payment to our UK bank account

Email us if you need help, either with the coupon code or in choosing what might be most suitable for your level and situation.

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

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

Italian | French | Spanish | German

P.S.

Don’t forget to use the coupon code! It’s Autumn-Sale-2020