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!
Well, I’m sure you want to hear more of Connor’s stories, so I won’t keep you waiting any longer. I hope you took the time to study our new grammar lesson and did the exercises on our website. Today, as you know, we’ll explore the realm of pronouns. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of all the tools available on our website, including the flashcard and the pronunciation guide. OK, I think we’re all set. Let’s welcome Silvia and Connor!
|Silvia:||Che bella festa, Connor! Purtroppo mi sono persa il concerto degli Almagro, ma la jam session che hanno fatto dopo con il tuo amico chitarrista è stata fantastica!|
|Connor:||Sì! Incredible, vero?|
|Silvia:||Il tuo amico, quello che ha suonato la chitarra acustica alla festa, è un musicista professionista?|
|Connor:||No, è un giornalista.|
|Silvia:||Oh, wow! È un personaggio poliedrico il tuo amico, allora!|
|Connor:||Sì, l’ho conosciuto in Puglia. È il produttore discografico degli Almagro.|
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:
As for Connor, he is very much into sustainable tourism these days. “Voglio offrire ai miei clienti un modo di viaggiare ecologico… a contatto con l’ambiente, le comunità locali e la loro cultura”, he tells Silvia. Well, that’s great! We wish him the best of luck with his endeavor! In bocca al lupo, Connor!