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!
My friends, just a couple words before we dive into the play. On the show today we will explore the usage of indirect object pronouns. Don’t worry, it’s easy to spot them, for they answer the question, “to whom?” or “for whom?”. Today we will also get to know a very special Italian verb, piacere, which literally means: to be pleasing to. All right, my friends, let’s enjoy the show!
|Connor:||Io sto molto bene, e tu?|
|Silvia:||Bene, ma questa settimana sono stata molto occupata.|
|Connor:||Posso chiedere perché sei stata occupata?|
|Silvia:||Perché organizzo una rassegna di arte, cultura e musica italiana per la nostra città.|
|Connor:||Ma è una cosa 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:
Well, cari ascoltatori, I hope you had fun today. I’m sure you were able to follow along and enjoy today’s dialogs. Amici, we want you to have a fully immersive learning experience. So make the most of the additional material available on our website. Make time to study each new grammar topic, do your quizzes and pronunciation exercises. And practice your Italian. Practice all the time, and everything should be fine. A presto!