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!
Connor has been studying really hard lately and I hope you’re doing the same. One of the grammar topics we are exploring today may be a little complex. But Silvia, once again, seems to have the perfect solution. “C’è un metodo molto divertente per imparare le preposizioni articolate”, she says. Can you guess what this method is? Amici, I was asked not to spoil the surprise. For now, I can only say that Silvia’s technique involves a beautiful Italian song from the 1960s, Sapore di sale.
Well, my friends, I can’t wait to enjoy this new installment of our show. Non vedo l’ora, as Italians say. Let’s dive in!
|Silvia:||Ciao Connor! Come stai?|
|Connor:||Tutto bene, Silvia!|
|Silvia:||Com’è stata la tua settimana, how was your week?|
|Connor:||Oh, Silvia... I spent the week discussing budget issues...|
|Silvia:||Una settimana piena di lavoro! Full of work!|
|Connor:||Sì! And I studied a lot for our lesson, la nostra lezione...|
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:
Well, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the dialogs are getting increasingly complex, so take time to focus on each new grammar topic! Our website offers plenty of tools designed to test your knowledge of the Italian language and work on your pronunciation. All right then, bye for now, I hope to see you soon!