- present of ESSERE
- negative form
- omission of subject
Expression: Mamma mia!
- present indicative of STARE
- interrogative form
Expression: Non capire un'acca
- c’è/ci sono
- numbers and idiomatic expressions
- idiomatic expressions with avere
- ce l’ho and dov’è
Expression: In bocca al lupo
- definite articles
- present indicative of fare and sapere
- sounds /k/, /g/, /tf/, /dz/
Expresson: Fare bella e brutta figura
Expression: Il dolce far niente
- direct object pronouns (mi, ti, lo, la, ci, vi, li, le)
- present indicative of andare and potere
- double consonants
Idiomatic Expressions with Colors
- present indicative of venire and dire
Expression: Non vedere l’ora
- modal verbs
- personal pronouns with prepositions (con me, per te, a lui/lei, con noi, per voi, con loro)
Expression: Volere è potere
- prepositional phrases
- date (month, year, day, etc.)
Expression: Alle calende greche
- irregular nouns
Food and idiomatic expressions - Part I
- accordo del participio col soggetto
- avverbi di tempo (la settimana scorsa, due giorni fa, ieri, oggi, domani, fra due giorni, la prossima settimana)
Food and idiomatic expressions - Part II
- reflexive verbs in the passato prossimo
- rooms in a house
Expression: Prendere il toro per le corna
- preposizioni da
- conoscere vs. sapere
Expression: L’arte di arrangiarsi
- the imperfect of essere, fare, and stare
- special suffixes
Expression 1: Buona notte al secchio
Expression 2: Capitare a fagiolo
- personal pronouns and the verb Piacere
Everyday idiomatic expressions: Dai, Meno male, Da morire.
- ci (di luogo)
- chiedere and domandare
An Italian Tradition: l’aperitivo
- Modal Verbs in the passato prossimo and the imperfetto
- Si impersonale
Expression: Spada di Damocle
- Irregular Verbs in the Future
- Idiomatic Phrases Expressing Need
Expression: Mosca bianca
- The futuro anteriore
- Adverbs: già and non...ancora
Expression: A gonfie vele
- Relative Pronouns: che, cui, il cui, etc.
- Conjunctions: perché, siccome, perciò
Expression: Turismo ecosostenibile
Is this a Italian language course or a play?
What is Italian for Beginners Language Theatre? Is it a course or a play? It’s both! We proudly present a one-of-a kind educational program for beginners that includes vocabulary, grammar, exercises, dialogue, and much more in the form of a theatrical performance!
The plot of the play is simple. Silvia, our Italian tutor, gives one-on-one lessons to a beginner student, Connor. Silvia has three rules for her student:
1. Complete the assigned lesson on the website and memorize new vocabulary on the flashcards before coming in for one-on-one studies.
2. You can talk about anything, as long as you employ grammar introduced in the lesson.
3. Don't be afraid to switch to English if you don’t know how to say something in Italian - but switch back to Italian as soon as you can!
Follow our heroes from Act 1, with conversation mostly in English, to Act 22, where they speak mostly Italian!
Together with Silvia's student, you will learn the fundamentals of Italian grammar and expressions. Your vocabulary will expand rapidly and naturally, and your comprehension skills will improve dramatically.
Enjoy the characters, their secrets, desires, and motivations to learn Italian! Follow the 3 Silvia’s rules and learn with our student, Connor! Buon viaggio!