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 is finally in Italy. He landed in Rome a few days ago and got himself a room in the charming neighborhood of Trastevere. Looking out the window he sees a gorgeous piazza paved with cobblestones. His landlady is a friendly local woman named Lella. She’s a great story-teller and a wonderful cook. And her cat seems to have taken a liking to her new roommate. One would say Connor is all set. Right? Hmm, not quite so! I heard Lella and Connor are having a little misunderstanding… and… coffee is involved. Oh yes… guys, I’m not making this one up!
So, my friends, avete studiato gli argomenti grammaticali di oggi? Today Silvia will draw our attention to a group of verbs that display irregular past participles in the passato prossimo. These verbs, as we’ll see, do not follow the conjugation pattern we saw in the previous installment. Then we will learn how to conjugate reflexive verbs in the passato prossimo. And finally, icing on the cake, we’ll explore an expression that epitomizes a bold approach to problem-solving.
|Silvia:||Connor! Non ci posso credere! Sei in Italia!|
|Connor:||Non ci posso credere nemmeno io!|
|Silvia:||Grazie alla tecnologia possiamo fare la nostra lezione settimanale via web!|
|Connor:||Sì, è fantastico!|
|Connor:||Silvia, che domanda! Sto benissimo!|
|Silvia:||Effettivamente, ti vedo bene!|
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:
Well, my friends, I hope you’re enjoying Connor’s Roman Holiday so far. It’s time for us to say goodbye. I’ll see you next time. Make sure you study our new grammar lesson and do the quizzes available on our website. A presto!