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!
|Connor:||Silvia! Come stai?|
|Silvia:||Io sto bene, grazie, e tu?|
|Connor:||Last night I played briscola con nonno Giovanni e zio Peppino! Sono molto stanco! We were up late!|
|Silvia:||E da quando giochi a briscola?|
|Connor:||Since when, you mean?|
|Silvia:||Sì, da quando...|
|Connor:||Since I was a kid!|
|Silvia:||Ti ha insegnato nonno Giovanni?|
|Connor:||Sì! Nonno Giovanni dice che il gioco della briscola è siciliano!|
|Silvia:||Non solo, not exclusively, si gioca in tutta la regione del Mediterraneo.|
Let's practice pronunciation on few short phrases from today's episode. Listen carefully how the native speaker pronounces each sentence. Follow the intonations in each sentence. When you are ready, record one paragraph at a time with your own voice and then compare your pronunciation and intonations to the native speaker's:
Connor is making great progress, cari amici, and I hope you are, too! As for me, I’m already looking forward to Act 11. Don’t forget to practice as much as you can over the coming days. See you soon. A presto!