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!
Actually… we won’t be doing just that. Right? We’ll make the most of all the learning tools available on our website. We will focus on some interesting grammar topics, such as, possessive adjectives and pronouns. A quick tip to spot them? They answer the question, “whose?”. Well, yes, we’ll also take a few grammar quizzes. This way, we’ll be able to fully enjoy the show!
|Silvia:||Ciao, Connor! Come stai?|
|Connor:||Ciao, Silvia! Sto bene, grazie.|
|Silvia:||Come va con i tuoi parenti?|
|Connor:||It is going bene, I guess...|
|Connor:||It seems to go well, and then, e poi, all of a sudden…|
|Silvia:||Che cosa succede? What is going on?|
|Connor:||Coniughiamo il verbo to go? Penso che to go, well, to go è un verbo molto importante.|
|Silvia:||Il verbo andare, to go, è un verbo irregolare e sono d’accordo con te, I agree with you, è un verbo importante che si usa molto spesso.|
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: