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!
I know, what’s not to like about this beautiful Mediterranean island? Sicily boasts a wonderful climate, a richly eclectic culinary tradition, stunning beaches and a bewitching mix of majestic Greek temples and baroque architecture.
Well, cari ascoltatori, I hope you took the time to study our new grammar lesson. Today we’ll focus on the passato prossimo, which is a compound past tense used to describe a completed action that took place in the past. We will also explore a number of very useful time adverbs, such as oggi, ieri and domani.
Amici, I’m sure you’re looking forward to hearing more of Connor’s stories, so I won’t keep you waiting. Let’s welcome our favorite teacher Silvia and her very talented student, Connor!
|Silvia:||Tutto bene, oggi?|
|Connor:||Silvia, I am about to... andare in Italia, ti ricordi?|
|Silvia:||Certo che mi ricordo!|
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:
As each lesson builds on the other, make sure you keep in step with the grammar by studying each new topic and exploring the learning tools available on our website. But mostly, my friends, seize every opportunity to practice Italian in your daily life. That’s really the best way to make progress.