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!
In the previous installment, we looked at verbs in the first conjugation. On today’s show, we will learn second-conjugation verbs.
As for Connor, today he’s telling Silvia about that time, many years ago, when he and his family got lost in Venice. It was a blazing blue summer day and they were looking for an ice-cream parlor. A very famous one. Which turned out to be especially elusive, so they just kept walking around in circles. “That church with the white Baroque façade looks so familiar…” “What about this bridge? Did we not cross it once before?” … No ice-cream parlor in sight! So they walked and walked aimlessly for hours, only to discover, in the end, that all roads in Venice lead to… piazza San Marco! What about you, dear listeners? Any funny story about Venice you would like to share?
|Connor:||Buongiorno, Silvia! Come stai?|
|Silvia:||Io sto molto bene, e tu?|
|Connor:||Io sto bene! Sono molto contento!|
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:
Cari ascoltatori, come sapete, our website offers a full array of learning tools designed to help you learn and explore the Italian language. So make time every week to study our grammar lessons. Take our quizzes and pronunciation exercises. And enjoy our dialogs. You’ll see, you’ll be soon making progress at the same pace as our friend Connor!