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uomo vitruviano
"Uomo vitruviano" (Vitruvian Man);
this world-renowned drawing
by Leonardo da Vinci represents
proportion, balance, and the relationship
between man and universe.
With the study of the Italian language,
you also learn and experience
some important humanistic concepts.


Welcome to CyberItalian Tutored Course SAMPLE SESSION*

Beginner 1 - Session 1


*PLEASE NOTE: depending on the course in which you register, some differences in the structure of the session and work may occur.


Here you find the learning activities for this sessions and you will:

  • sing in Italian (listening and pronunciation exercise)
  • learn the Italian alphabet
  • complete Lesson b1 (introductions and greetings)
  • complete the audio lesson Saluti (Greetings)
  • complete the assignment


Are you ready to start?
Study with passion and fun, work regularly and progressively to optimize your result.


Enjoy the Italian language!


Sessione 1 (Session 1)

Follow all the recommended steps and learning activities.


Fase 1 - Preparazione (preparation)

  • Get a notebook that you will use for your Italian studies. Have always a pen and color markers available. Taking notes, creating mind-maps and writing key-words can be very helpful in identifying the main concepts of a lesson and/or quickly reviewing them when you need. Also, creating colorful lists of items (e.g. verbs) can be very useful to remember them. See tips on how to study Italian.
  • Take your time to study and practice. Make sure you practice with regularity.
  • Click assessment and grades to know how CyberItalian evaluates your work.
    If you are looking for a middle school or high school program, please click here. This course is not geared toward school students.


Fase 2 - Introduzione (introduction) aperto = scoring not available (exercise your will power!)


Fase 3 - Studio (study) NON completatocompletato = exercises and exam automatically scored

  • In the Beginner level you learn the basic linguistic elements to be able to describe. With simple "descriptions" you can say many things. You can tell who you are, what you like, who your friends are, and you can describe your day, your activities, your home, school, family, etc.
  • In this session you learn and practice how to introduce yourself and greet people.
  • Open Lesson b_1.
  • Read and listen to the "Dialogo" (Dialogue).
  • Read the "Commento" (Comment).
  • Complete the "Bocconcino Culturale" (Cultural Tidbit). This is a good exercises to practice your listening skills and get your ear accustomed to the new Italian sounds.
  • Analyze the "Bocconcino Grammaticale" (Grammatical Tidbit) and study the present of the verb “essere”.
  • Complete the Exercises.
  • Complete the Activities and the Exam in the lesson (click on the Menu to the right)
  • Please note: The main character in the lessons is Pinocchio, a traditional Italian character created in 1881 by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio (Pino for friends) represents the idea of "personal growth" and "personal development" which are a very important aspect of studying.


Fase 4 (Only for middle and high school courses) - Lezione audio (self-administer your audio lesson) NON completatocompletato = upload audio to get corrections and score

  1. To self-administer your audio lesson click on Saluti.
  2. Follow instructions in the lesson.
  3. For technical requirements click here.


Fase 5 - Compito (assignment) NON completatocompletato = post in Class Forum to get corrections


Imagine you are writing this assignment to submit it to an Italian exam. You should take a few minutes to read the questions and organize your thoughts before you begin to write.

Minimum total number of words to write: 80
Post only 1 message in the Class Forum including all the following points:

  1. Create a list of all the Italian words you already know (think about it, you certainly know words like "pizza", "Opera", "bravo", "musica"...)
  2. With the help of the Glossario, create a list of your favorite Italian words (choose from the Glossario the Italian words that are more interesting, appealing or useful to you).
  3. Write your answers to the following questions from the Alphabet Activity (please always give complete replies. E.g. La casa è rossa? Sì, la casa è rossa):
  • casa Di che colore è questa casa?


  • penna La penna è piccola?


  • quadro Questo quadro è bello?


  • soleIl sole è freddo o caldo?


  • pizza La pizza è buona?


IMPORTANT: Use a text editor (like Microsoft Word) to write assignments. In this way you do not run the risk to lose your work if there is a connection failure. When your assignment is complete, copy it and paste it from the text editor into the Class Forum message.



If you have any question about this session send an email to the Prof.