Scoprendo l’italiano! for Amazon Prime Members and the Akshaypatra Foundation

Amazon Prime Members receive a 14% discount on the Print Edition of the book, and can borrow the Kindle Edition for free with the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. Remember, if you choose to purchase either version, the proceeds go toward the Akshaypatra Foundation, which sponsors  school lunches for underprivileged children in India, who cannot afford to be fed daily, and therefore are discouraged from going to school. If you want to learn more, go to the Akshaypatra Foundation’s website. It’s only 750 rupees to feed one child for a whole year. That’s only a little more than 12 cents. If not to learn Italian (which I highly recommend), purchase it to help the children, and maybe donate your copy to a local library.

Here’s a promotional discount code (that only works if you buy from Createspace) that should work: LZDAWJA2.

Updates on Scoprendo l’italiano! (Part 2) and Other News

Scoprendo l’italiano is now available in print on Createspace and Amazon for $43.78! A bit pricy for the first release, but I will be releasing a discount code in the somewhat near future.

In other news, I’ve begun work on Hindi Sikho!, a Hindi counterpart to Italian, with help from my parents, both of whom are much more accomplished speakers than I am. You should most likely expect to see it available in early to mid-March. I hope you guys purchase my book on the Kindle Store or a print version, if you prefer. 

Updates on Scoprendo l’italiano!

So, firstly, I’ve completely revamped the setup of the book on the Kindle, and I’ve also made significant progress in getting a print version made available on Createspace, so hopefully, you’ll purchase one of the two. I definitely hope you enjoy learning Italian from it, as there are many beautiful, high quality photographs, and integrated exercises for practicing concepts.

As for the Kindle, however, the formats seems a little off, and I’ll need to get to learn how to fix that, but you’ll have to live with it for now, if you have a copy. It should still be pretty usable. And even better, it’s been discounted to $3.99!

Scoprendo l’italiano!

My Italian learning guide is now available on the Amazon Kindle Store. It is called Scoprendo l’italiano! You can purchase it for $4.99 in the US. I hope you enjoy learning the language as much as I did!

For people without Kindles, I will attempt to get the book in print using Amazon’s Createspace, and on other e-reader platforms.

The Importance of Language

No matter where we come from, language is an important part of our lives. It permeates everything we do, from our habits, our personalities, and identities as people. By learning other languages, you can link yourself with others in a way more profound than any other form of communication. As human beings, it is pleasing to hear another speak our own language. People who speak other languages understand others on deep levels, being able to connect with others in their mother tongues, the first and best form of communication.

When I was a child, I was unable to speak my mother tongue, Kannada, as well as I should have, due to a speech problem. It became apparent to me at an early age that language was important, and not being able to speak in Kannada affected how others saw me, behaved around me, and spoke to me.

Now, I am significantly more proficient in Kannada, after years of practice with my family. I have learned Spanish to a reasonably advanced level, and am continuing to study, because Spanish is a beautiful language, and is also widely spoken in my state of California. I also started learning Italian some time ago, as well as Hindi and Korean. Hindi and Italian are still works in progress, but I gave up on Korean some time ago, because of I found its grammar system confusing. However, I recently compiled my notes from these three languages into individual learning guides, in the hope that others might be able to utilize them. I have yet to publish my most recent and hopefully my best version of my book on Italian, due to having to wait for my KDP Select contract to expire. My Korean book is currently under revision by my Korean colleague, and my Hindi book is beginning the polishing process. At the moment, my first Italian book, Impariamo l’italiano!, is available on the Kindle Store for $4.99. Eventually, the better version, with more vocabulary, exercises, and information will be available on the iBooks Store, called Scoprendo l’italiano! On this blog, I will be posting links to the audio exercises that will accompany the text, when I have finished them, and the book is released.