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3 Consistent Ways You’ll Learn Italian Fast: All New Lessons, Word Lists & 29% OFF!

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Hi there Listener,

When you’re learning Italian and want real progress…look for the consistent method. One that’s non-stop and keeps you going. What’s a good one? ItalianPod101 Lessons – free audio and video lessons, every week. In fact, a new season of lessons has started this month that you can grab. Anything else? Vocab lists, where you learn new words and phrases all the time. And don’t forget that our 29% OFF Summer of Italian Sale ends Friday!

In this month’s newsletter…

  1. Sale Ends Friday! Click Here to Get 29% OFF Basic or Premium!
  2. A New Season Has Started: New, Free, Weekly Italian Lessons
  3. Free Feature Alert: Speak More Italian With Word & Phrase Lists

1. Summer of Italian Sale ends Friday! Get a HOT 29% OFF!
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2. New Lessons Started this July – Here’s the 2015 Lesson Schedule!
Now, we know that you want more lessons. They’re non-stop, free and get you speaking more Italian in minutes. So, you should know that new lessons and seasons started on July 6th. What kind of lessons? And what days do they come out on? Check the publishing schedule. And if you want to get our entire system – over 170+ hours of lessons – grab the 29% discount above!

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3. Free Feature Alert: Speak More Italian with Word & Phrase Lists
Here’s another non-stop way to boost your Italian – Italian Word and Phrase Lists. They’re based on holidays, current events and all-around useful topics. Our listeners learned how to talk about their summer plans in Italian with a recent list! Just click below, access any list and review with definitions, sample sentences and audio pronunciation.

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To your Italian fluency,

Team ItalianPod101

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Your Summer of Italian Starts Now! Get 29% OFF Lessons from Italian Teachers

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Hello Listener,

The Summer of Italian is in full swing at ItalianPod101. That means we’re helping thousands of people like you to learn Italian this summer! Yes, we are helping to make your dream of learning Italian easier and more affordable with a LIMITED TIME 29% OFF Basic and Premium.

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Ready to learn Italian? During our Summer of Italian Sale, you gain full access to our ENTIRE learning system – 170+ hours of Italian audio and video lessons from real Italian teachers, exclusive apps, plus loads of additional study tools and resources for just…

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Great question. The answer depends on your goals, budget and situation but here are a few guidelines to help you choose. People choose the Basic plan when:

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With Basic, you get just the Basics of ItalianPod101 – the effective lessons and on-the-go mobile access. You can learn at your pace with:

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People choose the Premium plan when:

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With Premium, you get unlimited ItalianPod101 accessAll lessons, lesson notes, study tools, smart flashcards, apps and more – and dramatically reduce your learning time. Premium is our most popular plan and is the fastest track to learning Italian.

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So essentially, if you are in no rush and want to learn Italian, then select Basic. But, if you want full access to more than a dozen time-saving tools and resources so you can learn Italian as quickly as possible, then Premium is best for you.

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5 Tips To Motivate Yourself While Learning A Second Language

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself

1. Schedule your time.

One of the most important factors in keeping your motivation up is developing it into a habit. Whether it be 20 minutes or 3 hours, schedule time to study every day and stick to it. Regular exposure solidifies what you learn and keeps you progressing. To make sure you stick to your routine, a great idea is to build a schedule for your day and decide that every day/Monday/weekend, you study from 6pm to 8pm. Just remember that 30 minutes a day, every day, is better than a binge 8-hour study session at the end of the week (though it’s obviously better than nothing).

2. Learn a word a day with our great Word of the Day learning tool.

Trying to learn everything at once and getting overwhelmed by the sheer number of words in your new language is not a good idea. Sometimes, even if you do learn new words, you forget them quickly because you haven’t heard them enough in context. As mentioned above, daily exposure to new words is an important factor in solidifying your target language. Our Word of the Day tool delivers you daily words and phrases, shows you how to pronounce them and use them in different contexts. Since you can get the WOTD via email, Facebook, or Twitter, this is a passive way of learning a language that fits into your existing daily social media routine. It only takes 3 minutes to review a word and practice its pronunciation, so you can do it on the way to work, in the gym, or even before you go to bed.

Click here to get the Italian Word of the Day for FREE!

3. Make friends!

Make friends!

If there’s a community of people who speak the language you want to learn in your city, start attending those events! Friendship is the easiest way to get comfortable with the slang, intonation, and mannerisms of a new language. The key to learning any language is speaking a lot, so try to find a native speaker who can be your conversation partner. Having friends that speak your target language means that you will find yourself in situations where you have no choice but to speak that language. But since they are your friends, you will be doing things you enjoy with them. So these situations will probably have little or no stress. These friendships will also mean that you have someone you can ask about language, culture, and so on.

4. Take a break!

Break time

If you’re having an off day or if your brain is already tired of studying, see if you can take a break and do something fun AND useful. Comic books, illustrated stories, and cartoons are a fun way to keep learning while reducing the target language text load for weary eyes. Plus, the images help you plant lasting seeds of memory, as researchers say humor opens up cognitive doors. This is a way to keep the target language active in your brain without the strain of studying a textbook.

Don’t get stuck with the same content though. When things start to bore you, move on. Change up your books, movies, anime, music, dramas, and so on when they start getting old.

5. Don’t give up!

As with any goal, there are going to be pitfalls along the way. You’d have to be incredibly determined to never have an off-day or consider giving up. And when you do it’s ok, but the important thing is to pick yourself up after this temporary setback and keep going. Knowing you’ve overcome a few obstacles is only going to make the moment you have your first conversation in another language that much sweeter. Like the Italian proverb says, ‘Fall down seven times, stand up eight.’

If you need more motivation, check out this list of the Top 10 Inspirational Quotes in Italian.

ItalianPod101 Featured In TheGuardian.com’s “Top 10 US podcasts for road trip listening”

Hi Listeners,

Done with a lesson? Take a look back at the new conversation, grammar, and vocab you’ve mastered.

It’s always great to stop and see the results in your language learning! Or rather, hearing the results when you’re speaking a new language!

Likewise, for us, it’s great to know that someone’s language is progressing with the help of our lessons.

This past July, we’ve been graciously listed in Top 10 US podcasts for road trip listening in TheGuardian.com, one of the most read newspapers in the UK.

Below is an excerpt:

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I’m sure people think I’m crazy when they see me talking to myself as I drive. Imagine what they’d think if they knew I was doing it in Italian? Listen to native speakers conducting conversations, and imagine yourself sipping un doppio cappuccino at a cafe in Piazza Navona. After you’ve ordered in Italian, of course! Go at your own pace, pick subjects or phrases you need to know for an upcoming trip or for a conversation with a friend, and repeat lessons as often as necessary.

• Tune in at italianpod101.com

Crazy or not, talking to yourself is one effective way to boost your speaking skills and remember the language you’ve learned!

We’d like to thank Salena Lettera at The Guardian for putting us in her top 10 Podcasts. This motivates us to produce more fun, fast, and easy language lessons.

To read the complete article, click here.

If you’d also like to share how our 101 language sites have helped you learn a language, please leave us a testimonial here at the link below!

https://www.innovativelanguage.com/forms/testimonial

To your fluency,

Team ItalianPod101.com

Cyber Monday at Ultralingua: For People Who Love Italian!

Incredible news from our friends over at Ultralingua, the online and mobile dictionary specialists. A good Italian dictionary can be hard to find, but with Ultralingua and ItalianPod101 by your side, you’ll be armed with 2 of the most powerful Italian learning tools online.

Ultralingua Cyber Monday Sale! Save up to 66% on on Ultralingua Dictionary products! Sale begins Sunday, November 25th, 2012 and ends at midnight Cyber Monday. (That’s November 26th, 2012!)

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The All New Ultralingua Dictionary for iPhone and iPad: Free to download, save 25% on all In-App Upgrades until Monday! Click here to download it free!

Original Ultralingua iPhone and iPad Apps: Save 25% instantly when you purchase during this Cyber Monday sale! Click here to browse Ultralingua apps on iTunes!

Mac and Windows Italian Dictionaries: Save 25% when you use coupon code CYBER at checkout! Click here to learn more!

Annual Online Dictionary Subscriptions: At just $10 per month, you save a whopping 66% on all annual dictionary subscriptions at Ultralingua. Just enter coupon code CYBER at checkout!

Looking for other language dictionaries? Ultralingua has dictionary products for 13 languages including Spanish, Italian, French and even Klingon! Read more about Ultralingua at the Ultralingua Word of the Day Blog.

Learn Italian with the NEW My Flashcards System (beta)

Premium Members, your Premium Account just got a whole lot more powerful! My Flashcards now allows you to study the Italian words you want by importing lists from audio and video lessons, your My WordBank and the Italian Core Word Lists 2000. Here’s a quick rundown of the new features:

My Flashcards Dashboard: My Flashcards have a brand new interface. Import words from any audio and video lesson, My WordBank and the Core Word Lists. Create, edit and delete as many decks as you want!

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Create a New Deck: How you want to study is completely up to you! You control what displays on the front and back of cards. Create new decks out of the existing words in My Flashcards. Simple pick the words, name your deck and you’re ready to study.

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Front of Card Display: The new My Flashcards load fast and are easy to use. Test yourself with native audio recordings. When you’re ready for the answer, simply click on the card to flip it over.
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Back of Card Display: Learning sometimes isn’t as simple as just Right or Wrong. Our smart spaced repetition system will evaluate your progress from the three answer choices so you test more of what you need. Get extra review with sample sentences and audio.

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My Stats: We track your progress in My Stats. Don’t just learn new words - master them! This chart will keep you motivated to master all the words in your deck!

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My Flashcards is still in beta mode, which means, we’re still working out some kinks. If you’re a Premium Member, head over to My Flashcards under My Tools to try them out. These flashcards are part of your Premium Subscription. Something not working? Send us a message at contactus@italianpod101.com .

Not a Premium Member? For a limited time only, get 1-Month of Premium Access to ItalianPod101.com for only $5 - that’s even cheaper than our regular priced Basic 1-Month Plan! Use coupon code FLASHCARDS at checkout to get Premium for $5.00. Hurry! This offer ends on June 30th, 2011!

“With the Fly” per favore!

“Waiter, there’s a fly in my cup!”
How many times have we heard jokes and real anecdotes of this nature?
However, did you know that in Italy, some people like to drink their coffee “with the fly”?

Coffee is always present in a typical Italian breakfast, which usually consists of light pastries, croissants, and the simple bread, butter and jam.
Italian style coffee though, has many variations and is usually much more concentrated and strong that the American one, and is usually served in a smaller cup.
In Italy, your coffee can be served in many variations, the most popular ones being the espresso, made by machine; and the napoletano, prepared home-made style and in small kettles.

Furthermore, coffee can be machiato (spotted, with a dash of milk), or corretto (laced, with liquour).

And surprisingly enough, you can order your cup of coffee “con la mosca” (literally, “with the fly”)!

This means that inside the little coffee cup, you will be able to find either:

- a chocolate

or,

- a real coffee bean

In Italy, coffee is as rich and interesting as its culture. Next time you have an Italian breakfast, surprise the locals and request “the fly” in your cup!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year From ItalianPod101.com!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from everyone here at ItalianPod101.com! We’re grateful to have listeners just like you, and we’re eagerly waiting for the upcoming year to learn Italian together!

And when the New Year comes around, be sure to make a resolution to study Italian with ItalianPod101.com!

Have a healthy and happy holiday season.

From the ItalianPod101.com team!