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100 FREE Online Italian Lessons (10,000 Missing Listeners?)

Overnight I had an email from Valerie:

I struggled with listening to … Italian dialogue …, including A1 books until I signed up for on line lessons. These Skype lessons are the best way to learn Italian. I have improved in every way, particularly my listening.

which was good to hear, in particular as this week at EasyReaders.Org we have a FREE TRIAL ONLINE ITALIAN LESSON promotion, and I’d been wondering how to promote it.

This is an offer we do every six months or so – the last one was in November 2018 and the next one won’t be until November 2019.

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

These are the only moments each year when you get to try an online lesson (via Skype) with a native-speaker Italian teacher at a cost of exactly ZERO.

There’s no risk –  you don’t have to buy one to get one free, no payment details are asked for, all we need to organise your lesson is your email address.

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

N.B. This promotion is for new students only, and the free trial lesson is limited to one per person.

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

Once we receive your order, Lucia, our teaching manager, 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, by the way.

The offer ends on Sunday night but that’s just the deadline for responding to the offer.

There’s no limit to the time available to actually do 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
  • 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.

And/or follow this link to book your free trial Italian lesson!

Ten Thousand Missing Listeners! publishes three news bulletins a week, on Thursday mornings, on Saturday mornings, and on Tuesdays.

Each edition has between eight and ten minutes of audio, with a supporting transcript.

Best of all?

They’re FREE!

And you don’t even have to worry about adding this thrice-weekly listening/reading practice to your study plan.

Subscribe (for FREE!) and we’ll send each new bulletin, via email, as soon as it is published.

Which should remind you to study, right?

But, there’s a problem.

This is a new-ish project.

We started it back in September 2018.

Two-thousand-five-hundred people are regularly listening/reading to

But this article will be emailed out to a much larger number.

In fact, I estimate that there are still ten thousand of you who would benefit from listening/reading to the new-ish

Subscribe here (for free) to receive a bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news via email, three times a week.

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

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You might also enjoy…

This week, EasyReaders.Org published a new ebook ‘easy reader’ for students of Italian.

Easy Italian readers - La Via Francigena - cover image It’s called La Via Francigena, and tells of the author’s 20-day, 300 kilometer trek down the pilgrim’s trail from Lucca in Tuscany to Rome, where he lives (and teaches Italian.)

This is an excellent read, comes with free online audio, and includes many stimulating exercises.

Better still, it’s 25% off the usual ‘easy reader’ price, at just £5.99, instead of £7.99.

What’s not to like?


It’s a C2 level.

Which means that for a typical student of Italian, it’s going to be too hard, with complex language and an audio recorded at normal, native-speaker speed.

But I don’t want to put you off.

Check it for yourself by clicking on the free sample chapter download link below.

And the audio?

You’ll find the link to the free online audio – the WHOLE story – at the top of Chapter 1).

La Via Francigena (C2) £5.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

Too fast, right?

Never mind.

Roberto, the author with the blisters, has done other ebooks for us, too.

And at various levels.

Below you’ll find details of all his previous ‘easy reader’ ebooks in level order, from the simplest to the most complex (and all with free sample chapters, and free online audio!)

Take a look.

There’s SURE to be something that you’ll enjoy!

A1-level (elementary)

Italian easy readers: Colpo di forbici - cover imageAntonio and Martina have been married for forty years and together run their own hairdressing salon. Naturally, they know everyone’s secrets, and like to help people if they can…

Colpo di forbici (A1) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

Rosa is a good mother and an excellent grandmother… but an awful cook! When Valeria, Rosa’s health-conscious daughter, has a domestic emergency, Rosa is left to prepare lunch for her two grandchildren…Cover image: Rosa la cuoca disastrosa

Rosa la cuoca disastrosa (A1) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

A1/2-level (pre-intermediate)

Two neigbours, who have long argued about noise levels in their apartment building, are stuck in a lift together. They press the alarm button, but no one answers their call for help…Italian easy readers - L'ascensore - cover image

L’ascensore (A1/2) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

The Circo Garotti is the most famous circus in Italy. But lately its owner, Alvise, has been troubled by the disappearance of some of the circus’s performing animals… Can Alvise find out the truth behind these mysterious events?Cover image: Mistero al Circo Garotti

Mistero al Circo Garotti (A1/2) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

A2/B1-level (low intermediate)

Italian easy readers - 2 giugno 1946 - cover imageBologna, 2nd of June 1946. Italy is slowly recovering from the devastating effects of World War II. A referendum has been organised to decide whether the reborn state will be a republic or continue as a monarchy. And for the first time in history, Italian women can go to the polls! Newly-wed Marcella is so excited at the prospect she barely slept last night. But her husband, Antonio, is unconvinced…

2 giugno 1946 (A2/B1) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

B1/B2-level (intermediate)

Cover image: Le tante facce del futuroA politician, a prisoner, a child in hospital: a cast of characters imagine what the future holds for them in these eight short stories based on the use of the Italian future tense (plus, a riddle to solve!)

Le tante facce del futuro (B1/2) £7.99 Download FREE sample (.pdf)

B2-level (upper-intermediate)

Italian easy reaaders - Le italiane - cover imageA cool-headed resistance fighter, an Oscar-winning actor, a doctor, a singer, an Olympian, an astronaut, a TV presenter, and a victim of the mafia. What do they all have in common?

Read and listen to the moving stories of these eight determined Italian women to find out!

Le italiane (B2) £7.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

C2-level (very advanced)

“Venti giorni di cammino, di fatica, di entusiasmo e di scoperta. Venti giorni di avventura lungo una delle vie più importanti d’Europa, percorsa, negli ultimi mille anni, da principi, imperatori, cardinali, pellegrini, viandanti, giovani, vecchi, bambini, donne, uomini e animali. Una via che racchiude in sé la storia del nostro Paese, una storia fatta di accoglienza, generosità, passione e paesaggi mozzafiato: la Via Francigena.”Easy Italian readers - La Via Francigena - cover image

Join Italian teacher and author, Roberto Gamberini as he walks this famous route of pilgrimage from Lucca in Tuscany to Rome in Lazio.

La Via Francigena (C2) £5.99 | Download FREE sample (.pdf)

Still nothing?

We’ve published around a hundred ebooks for people learning Italian, including lots by other talented Italian teachers.

See them all, organised by level, on the Catalog page.

All have free sample chapters, so you can work up from easiest to hardest, level by level, downloading the free sample .pdfs until you find something that’s suitable for the point you’ve reached with your Italian.

Buona lettura!

Catalog | Ebooks for Italian | Other languages

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New Spanish and French easy reader titles – half price this week!

Learn French or Spanish by reading and listening to easy readers – simplified stories in the language that you are studying!

This week we’ve published two new titles in each language, and they’re half the usual price until Wednesday 16th August.

Spanish Easy Readers

Spanish easy readers - Amor en el supermercado - cover imageAmor en el supermercado‘ is an A2 level story:

Rubén is a handsome young Spanish architect with a passion for girls. That is, until the day he finds love… in a supermarket!

Buy now

Easy Spanish readers - Campo de amapolas - cover image



Campo de amapolas‘ is slightly harder at level B1, and rather longer too:

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?

Buy now

Or get our introductory Spanish easy reader, El restaurante, completely free!

Browse Spanish easy readers and parallel texts

French Easy Readers

French easy readers - Des secrets et des boulettes - cover imageDes secrets et des boulettes‘ is an intermediate/upper-intemediate level easy reader, which means its chapters are longer.

Meet ‘la famille Macaron’: father, mother, son and daughter, who together run “Chez Robert”, a restaurant in a small French town. The business has been in the family for generations, and everyone pulls together to make it a success! But when the chance comes to win an important gastronomic award, the pressure starts to mount…

Buy now

Easy French readers - Un délit artificiel - cover imageUn délit artificiel‘ is also intermediate/upper-intemediate level.

Paris, 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?

Buy now

And as for the Spanish, there’s one French easy reader, Le restaurant, available to download free.

Browse French easy readers and parallel texts

Other languages!

EasyReaders.Org also publishes ebooks for these other languages.

Visit our online shop to see what’s available, and to discover the FREE samples!

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What’s on sale this week at

What’s on sale this week at

All five levels of our Italian Workout! series, that’s what.

They’re reduced from £15.99 to £11.99 (that’s a 25% saving!)

For each level, you get a .pdf ebook and audio files.

Get all five levels and you’ll cover nearly the entire Italian syllabus…

Get the Italian Workout! for your level

Browse e-books for learning Italian