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!
Later on, during the show, Silvia and Connor will practice il condizionale di cortesia. Which, as I’m sure you’ll know by now, is used to make a request, ask for something, or offer something to someone in a courteous way. Yes, it basically works just like in English when we say, “I would like…” or “Would you like…”.
Well, my friends, I bet you can’t wait to join Silvia and Connor. And I by no means want to keep you waiting. Let’s dive in!
|Silvia:||Sei molto allegro e felice, oggi.|
|Connor:||Sì, Silvia! Ieri I went to the bank with nonno Giovanni and zio Peppino and we finally signed the contract... per il prestito! Sono veramente felicissimo!|
|Silvia:||Beh, questa è una bellissima notizia!|
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:
So, did you have fun today exploring all those food-themed idiomatic expressions? Italians seem to really enjoy their food, don’t they?
Cari amici, our dialogs are getting more complex. So make sure you keep studying! Take quizzes, and practice your pronunciation on our website and with your friends. Oh, and make sure you memorize the new vocabulary as it comes out. You will need it for future episodes. Well, I hope you had a nice time with us. I, along with many of you, I am sure, cannot wait to join Silvia and Connor again.