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!
All right, then, I don’t want to keep you from enjoying the show. Let’s dive in. Wait… just one quick reminder! Make sure you review today’s flashcard before you tune in. Keep taking advantage of the learning tools available on our website. On today’s show, we will look at verbs in the third conjugation. Don’t forget to study each new grammar topic and perform the accompanying quizzes in advance. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy the dialogs even more!
|Silvia:||Ciao, Connor! Come stai?|
|Connor:||Bene, Silvia, ho molte novità!|
|Silvia:||Molto bene, I’m dying to hear them all!|
|Connor:||Sono pronto per raccontare tante storie about zio Peppino e la famiglia italiana.|
|Silvia:||Sì, so che sono qui dalla scorsa settimana. Posso solo immaginare quante storie...|
|Connor:||I’ll tell you una molto interessante.|
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:
So, how did you like today’s idiomatic expression? How about spending a summer day at the beach, swimming, sunbathing and just lazing around? Just enjoying il dolce far niente. How about spending the whole afternoon sitting in some outdoor coffeehouse, chatting with friends?
Well, cari ascoltatori, I encourage you to practice the all-Italian art of dolce far niente, but please… don’t get too comfortable doing so! Yes… you heard me! Make time to study our new grammar topics, fill out the accompanying quizzes and practice Italian pronunciation on our website and with your friends. This way you’ll be able to keep up with Connor and Silvia. All right then, I hope you had a wonderful time with us. See you soon! A presto!