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!
What about you, amici? Avete studiato la nuova lezione di grammatica? Avete fatto gli esercizi? Today, among other things, we’ll see what happens when a third-person, direct object pronoun (lo, la, li, le) precedes a verb conjugated in the present perfect tense. We will also explore the usage of the Italian preposition da in time-related expressions.
All right then, I think it’s time we join Silvia and Connor. Let’s enjoy the show!
|Silvia:||Tutto bene a Roma?|
|Connor:||Silvia, ora sono in Puglia!|
|Silvia:||Che bello! E... da quanto tempo sei in Puglia?|
|Connor:||Sono arrivato qui due giorni fa.|
|Silvia:||Dove sei esattamente?|
|Connor:||Sono in una splendida città sul mare: Monopoli, vicino a Bari.|
|Silvia:||La conosco! A Monopoli ho passato un’estate bellissima!|
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: