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 the buffet dinner, you must be wondering… Beh, ragazzi, non voglio rovinarvi la sorpresa raccontandovi troppe cose. Per ora vi dico solo che il tema della cena sarà: il Mediterraneo incontra le Alpi. “Una scelta di piatti tipici della Sicilia, insieme ad alcune specialità milanesi” to quote Connor’s words.
My friends, I’m sure you have already studied the new grammar lesson. On today’s show we will discuss the futuro anteriore, or future perfect. We’ll also explore the uses of the Italian monosyllable ne. Oh, yes… today we will also cover the adverb già and the adverbial expression non...ancora.
All right. Looks like we’re all set. Let’s enjoy the show together!
|Silvia:||Che ti succede, Connor? Sei tutto trafelato!|
|Connor:||Silvia, oggi c’è un traffico allucinante! Ero in un taxi, ma siamo rimasti bloccati nel traffico, così ho dovuto camminare… anzi… correre per arrivare qui in tempo!|
|Silvia:||Va bene, Connor, ora puoi rilassarti. Raccontami come vanno le cose con la tua agenzia di viaggi. Cosa bolle in pentola?|
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: