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!
Cari ascoltatori, I hope you studied our grammar segment and did all the exercises on our website. As we have seen, it is quite common in Italian to use the present tense to describe future actions, especially when the action is imminent and paired with an expression conveying future time. Although, in case you were wondering, yes, there is also a formal future tense in Italian. But this is just one of the grammar topics we’ll be discussing today! So, in order to find out what else is coming up... you’ll have to listen to the show!
|Silvia:||Ciao, Connor, come stai oggi?|
|Connor:||Benissimo, Silvia! Tu?|
|Silvia:||Molto bene, grazie. Allora, ti è piaciuto il tuo panino di pollo alla griglia?|
|Connor:||It was delicious!|
|Connor:||The only thing that left me puzzled was its name… ruspante… che cosa significa?|
|Silvia:||Si riferisce al metodo di allevamento del pollo. Pollo ruspante significa free-range chicken, ovvero un pollo allevato all'aperto.|
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:
Benissimo, amici, we have learned a lot today! Even on a sociological level. I was really pleased to learn that many cities across Italy are teaming up with environmental groups and non-profit organizations to promote a more sustainable approach to food consumption!
My friends, I’m sure you have noticed that our dialogs are becoming more and more complex, so, as I always say, make sure you keep in step with the grammar by studying each new topic and exploring all the learning tools available on our website. All right then, it’s time for us to say goodbye! I’ll see you soon. A presto!