"Uomo vitruviano" (Vitruvian Man);
this world-renowned drawing
by Leonardo da Vinci represents
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 LESSON*
*PLEASE NOTE: depending on the course you do, 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!
Follow all the recommended steps
and learning activities.
Fase 1 - Preparazione (preparation)
a notebook that you will use for your Italian studies. Have always a pen available. Taking notes 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, writing a list of items (e.g. verbs) can be
very helpful in memorizing it. Even if you study online, always keep a
notebook and a pen near your computer, and take notes.
- Only for school courses: Click assessment and grades to know how CyberItalian evaluates your work.
Fase 2 - Introduzione (introduction) = scoring not available (exercise your will power!)
Fase 3 - Studio (study) = 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"
- Read the "Commento"
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
- 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.
Only for school courses: Fase 4 - Lezione audio (self-administer your audio lesson) = upload audio to get score
- To self-administer your audio lesson click on Saluti.
- Follow instructions in the lesson.
- For technical requirements click here.
Fase 5 - Compito (assignment) = 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:
- Create a list of all the Italian words you already know (think about it, you certainly know words like "pizza", "Opera", "bravo", "musica"...)
- 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).
- 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):
che colore è questa casa?
- La penna è piccola?
Questo quadro è bello?
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 post it in the Class Forum or send an email to the Prof.