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50%-Off Ebook of the Week, ‘Un viaggio nel tempo’

It’s been a while since we’ve done a half-price ‘EBook of the Week’, so here we go!

Cover image: Un viaggio nel tempo

Un viaggio nel tempo is an A2/B1-level (lower-intermediate) Italian ‘easy’ reader.

Antonino is newly-retired and is finding that, now he has as much leisure time as he could desire, his days pass rather too slowly. Depression threatens. But, with the help of his adult sons, he discovers the Internet and its potential for tracing friends from his youth and so making good one of his bitterest regrets…

Normally £7.99, Un viaggio nel tempo is 50% off this week, so just £3.99 until Sunday night.

For £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
  • 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)

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

Un viaggio nel tempo | Free Sample Chapter | Catalog

P.S.

Have you read/listened to today’s (Tuesday’s) EasyItalianNews.com, yet?

Just click and read/listen!

It’s completely free to access for students of Italian anywhere in the world, with no registration/sign up necessary.

Or you could subscribe, which is also completely free, and so receive three Easy Italian News bulletins each week via email!

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New Ebook, 25% Off: La commediante (C1)

This week we’ve published an enjoyable new ‘easy Italian reader’ ebook: La commediante.

Italian easy readers - La commediante - cover image

Meet Lucrezia, a prostitute who’d much rather be an actress. Though as she tells us, she’s already an actress, sort of!

However, a change of career seems impossible because, in Lucrezia’s day, female roles in popular theatre were always played by men…

Here’s some background information, in Italian:

Nel 1500 nasce in Italia un nuovo modo di fare teatro. Si tratta della “Commedia dell’arte”, un tipo di teatro popolare che prende vita nelle piazze.

Le rappresentazioni non si basavano su un copione ben definito ma, piuttosto, su un “canovaccio” ovvero una traccia generica della storia. Toccava poi agli attori improvvisare le battute.

Le “arti” erano le corporazioni dei lavoratori di uno stesso settore. C’era dunque anche una “arte” degli attori. Fino al 1564 le compagnie di attori erano composte di dieci uomini.

The level of this story is C1 (advanced) so it’s suitable for anyone who already has some experience reading in Italian. If you can figure out the three paragraphs above, it should be manageable for you.

But just to be sure, check out the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf), which is also a good way to get an idea of the length and format of the material.

Save the .pdf on your computer, or print it to study in the old-fashioned way. N.b. there’s a link to the online audio in the sample chapter – the entire story is available to listen to FREE online, no purchase required. Why not give it a try??

As usual, this first week only La commediante is 25% off the standard ‘easy reader’ price of £7.99, so just £5.99!

  • .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 for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate and advanced levels
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 01/12/19) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Buy ‘La commediante‘ | Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) | Browse catalog

P.S.

Not ready to spend any cash in Black Friday week? (Really??)

Then listen to today’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which is free.

You can even subscribe, and so receive regular simplified news bulletins in Italian via email (text plus audio), also free!

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Free Online Italian Lesson offer: 36 hours left

A quick reminder that there are only about 36 hours remaining of our Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer, which ends tomorrow night some time (Sunday November 10th).

There won’t be another chance to try a FREE one-to-one online Italian lesson until February 2020.

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

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

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 others 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.

Book your free trial Italian lesson

When we receive your order, our teaching manager 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 10th November 2019
  • 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.

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

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

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Don’t forget the ‘Free Online Italian Lesson’ offer!

Don’t forget, this week at EasyReaders.Org we’re giving away 100 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 manager, Lucia, 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 but 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 10/11/19
  • 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 https://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!

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Don’t miss this week’s 100 FREE Online Italian Lessons!

This week at EasyReaders.Org we’re giving away 100 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 2019 and the next one will be in February 2020.

Each time we aim to give away a hundred free online Italian lessons, normally priced at £20 each.

These are the only two opportunities each year when you get to try an online lesson (via Skype) with one of our native-speaker Italian teachers, at a cost of exactly ZERO.

There’s no risk:  you don’t have to buy a lesson to get one free, we don’t even ask for your card details – all we need to organise your lesson is your email address, so our teaching manager, Lucia, can contact you to organise your lesson.

It’s a genuinely-free offer! There are no tricks.

N.B. As mentioned above, this promotion is for new students only. And obviously, the free trial lesson is limited to one per person.

Follow this link to claim your free trial Italian lesson

Once we receive your order, Lucia will contact 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 – the offer ends on Sunday night, but that’s just the deadline for responding to the offer, not for actually doing the lesson.

  • The Free Trial Online Italian Lesson offer ends on Sunday, 10/11/19
  • 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
  • Once you’ve completed your lesson, you’ll be sent a 15% discount coupon

View online lesson prices | Claim your free trial Italian lesson

P.S.

Also free are the thrice-weekly bulletins of ‘easy’ Italian news from our sister site https://easyitaliannews.com/.

Subscribe and you’ll receive each 8-10 minute audio, with supporting text, directly in your email inbox.

Over four thousand people already have!

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FREE Online Italian Lesson Offer Next Week!

Here’s a quick ‘heads up!’ about something we have planned for next week at EasyReaders.Org.

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a one-to-one lesson, online, with a native-speaker Italian teacher?

Just you and the teacher.

You could do conversation, work through some grammar, ask for study tips or help with pronunciation. Whatever you want.

So next week? You’ll get the chance to find out!

From the morning of Nov. 4th 2019 until the night of Sunday 10th November 2019, we’ll be having our semi-annual ‘FREE Online Italian Lesson Offer’ (the other one was, and will be, in February.)

The promotion is aimed at attracting new online students, obviously.

The idea is to give people a chance to try a thirty-minute online lesson with one of our team of Italian teachers with absolutely no commitment.

By that I mean we don’t ask for credit card details and you don’t have to pay anything. In fact, there’s no obligation or cost whatsoever.

How will this offer work?

See the page below?

Skype Italian Lessons

You can see there are three options:

On Monday, the price of the first one, 1 x 30-minute Italian lesson £20, will be reduced from £20 to £0.

This offer is for NEW STUDENTS ONLY (we have a list of people who have done a free lesson during previous offers).

If you’d like to try an online lesson, on us, all you have to do (next week – not now) is:

  1. Select the 1 x 30-minute Italian lesson £20 product, which by then will be marked at £0
  2. Add it to your Cart
  3. Proceed with your order in the usual way, except that THERE WILL BE NO PAYMENT STAGE

We’ll need your name and email, obviously.

When we get your confirmed order, our teaching manager (her name is Lucia) will email you to find out what your needs are and when you would like to do your lesson.

That might take a few days if demand is considerable.

When you reply, Lucia will then match you up with an online teacher and put the two of you in contact.

N.b. You don’t actually have to DO the online lesson next week, just book it through the online shop (as outlined above.) So if you’re travelling, or insanely busy, just find a moment to do that and worry about the rest later.

One final thing – once you’ve taken your lesson, Lucia will send you a coupon code to get you a discount on Skype Italian Lessons, should you choose to do some more…

We hope you will!

So that’s next week, starting on Monday 4th November 2019.

In the mean time, why not check out our Catalogue Page, which shows our full range of language-learning options and materials?

Alla prossima settimana!

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Final Ebook in our Historical Mystery Trilogy: Save 25%!

Over the last two weeks we’ve published two new Italian easy reader ebooks, both historical mysteries, Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia and Anselmo e la moglie spagnola.

So this week there’s the third and final ebook in the trilogy, which recounts the adventures our Borgia-era apothecary: Anselmo e l’avvelenamento del Papa.

Italian easy reader ebooks - Anselmo e l'avvelenamento del Papa - cover image

Anselmo, once known as Rome’s go-to man for unsolvable probems (see the two previous volumes in this trilogy: Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia and Anselmo e la moglie spagnola), has made a new life with his twin brother Paolo in Belgium, far to the north of the intrigues and dangers of the Papal court.

Life is good. Both Anselmo and Paolo are successful men. But they can’t help following the news and gossip from Rome: Cesare Borgia has had notable military success at the head of the French armies so it now seems that his father, Pope Alessandro VI, is in an unassailable position of power and wealth.

Then one day a letter arrives: Cesare’s syphilis has reoccurred and he once more needs Anselmo’s help.

Paolo, Anselmo’s identical twin, is concerned. But then an idea occurs – accompanying his brother to Rome would be an unmissable chance to see court life at first hand!

Volume 1 of the Anselmo trilogy is ‘Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia‘, Volume 2 is Anselmo e la moglie spagnola). Volume 3 is Anselmo e l’avvelenamento del Papa.

As always, there’s a Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) so you can get a better idea of the level and length of the material.

Save the .pdf on your computer, or print it to study in the old-fashioned way. And did you know? The entire story is available to listen to FREE online, so if you just want to practice your listening, no purchase is required! There’s a link to the online audio in the Free Sample Chapter (.pdf).

This first week only Anselmo e l’avvelenamento del Papa is 25% off the usual easy reader price at just £5.99!

  • .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 for the level (no English!)
  • Suitable for students at intermediate and advanced levels
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 27/10/19) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Or find easier material in our catalog!

P.S.

And/or why not read and listen for free to Tuesday’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news, which was published just an hour or two ago?

N.b. It’s possible to subscribe to EasyItalianNews.com, which is totally free, and so get each thrice-weekly edition of simplified Italian news (with audio!) directly in your email inbox.

What’s not to like about that?

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25% Off the Second Ebook in our Historical Mystery Trilogy!

LAST WEEK we published a new easy Italian reader ebook, a historical mystery, Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia.

It was the first in a trilogy featuring Anselmo the apothecary, a Borgia-era fixer cum solver of mysteries.

Easy Italian readers - Anselmo e la moglie spagnola - cover image

THIS WEEK then, we have the second of the three ebooks recounting the adventures our pharmacist/detective: Anselmo e la moglie spagnola.

Meet Anselmo the apothecary, now owner of the most successful pharmacy in Bruges, but formerly of Rome, where he was known as the man to turn to with probems no one else could fix.

A pair of dark-haired horsemen arrive at Anselmo’s home in Belgium having galloped for weeks north through Europe. Their employers, Spanish aristocrats who married into the Borgia family, now find their lives in danger because of a new alliance between the Pope and the French. Will Anselmo help?

Of course, the apothecary can’t refuse a plea for help. Nor the chance to return once more to the court of the Borgias, the setting for his first adventure three years earlier.

There’s a Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) so you can get a better idea of the level and length of the material.

Save the .pdf on your computer, or print it to study in the old-fashioned way. There’s a link to the online audio in the sample chapter – the entire story is available to listen to FREE online, no purchase required.

As usual, this first week only Anselmo e la moglie spagnola is 25% off the usual easy reader price at just £5.99!

  • .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 for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate and advanced levels
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 20/10/19) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

(Vol. 1.) Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia | (Vol. 2.) Anselmo e la moglie spagnola | Find easier material in our catalog

P.S.

Today’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news has just been published. Read/listen to it
HERE. For free!

Or subscribe, which is also free, and get each thrice-weekly edition directly in your email inbox!

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New Ebook, 25% Off: Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia

If you like both mysteries and history, you’ll love this week’s new easy Italian reader ebook: Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia.

Italian easy readers - Anselmo e l'omicidio di Giovanni Borgia - cover image

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…

The level is C1/C2 (advanced) so it’s suitable for anyone who already has some experience reading in Italian.

There’s a Free Sample Chapter (.pdf) so you can get a better idea of the level and length of the material.

Save the .pdf on your computer, or print it to study in the old-fashioned way. There’s a link to the online audio in the sample chapter – the entire story is available to listen to FREE online, no purchase required.

As usual, this first week only Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia is 25% off the usual easy reader price at just £5.99!

  • .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 for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate and advanced levels
  • LAUNCH OFFER (until 13/10/19) just £5.99!
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Your ebook will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase.

Buy ‘Anselmo e l’omicidio di Giovanni Borgia‘ | Download the free sample chapter (.pdf) | Browse catalog

P.S.

Want to improve your Italian but can’t spend any cash just now?

So listen to today’s bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news.

You can subscribe, and so receive regular simplified news bulletins in Italian via email (text plus audio), also at ZERO COST!

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Autumn/Fall Sale Ending: Last Chance to Save 20%!

A quick reminder about the EasyReaders.Org 2019 Autumn/Fall Sale, which is ending in a little under thirty-six hours, at midnight on Sunday 29th September.

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:

Autumn-Sale-2019

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?

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 | Other languages.)

Then go to your shopping cart and apply coupon code Autumn-Sale-2019 to reduce the cart total by 20%.

Remember: the coupon code is only good until tomorrow night, Sunday 29th September.

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-2019

Browse the catalog now!

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