Learning Italian is an adventure.
It can be overwhelming and frustrating  or exciting and inspiring.

In our programs we guide you towards Italian fluency with our unique, comprehensive 360° approach: the 3D method for a holistic learning experience.

What is different about the 3D method?


If you have tried learning Italian, or any other language, you have probably noticed that traditional teaching approaches:

◼ focus only on the language, never on the learner.
◼ expect you to absorb information instinctively, in a child-like way, not taking into consideration that adults learn in a different way.
never teach you how to process and retain new grammar and vocabulary in order to retain and apply it.
develop your passive language skills (reading and listening) before your active skills (speaking and writing), slowing down your overall progress.
◼ expect you to figure things out on your own instead of providing you with learning tools. 

This often leads to overwhelm, frustration and anxiety that become part of your learning experience. 


🔹  We focus on the student's experience, not just the language.

🔹  We take into consideration the neurological and psycholinguistic aspects of adult language learning.

🔹 We recognise that learning a new language means acquiring a new linguistic and cultural identity.  

🔹 We make sure you develop your language skills simultaneously.

🔹 We provide you with tools and techniques to structure and accelerate your path to fluency.

🔹 We treat the language as a communication tool, a means to an end, and not an end goal in itself. 
Because that how your brain perceives it. 

In our Italian language programs, designed with the 3D method, you will undergo a truly holistic learning experience.



Everything you need to (re)start your Italian journey. 

Perfect for beginners and self-taught learners

This 7-week course will allow you to lay solid foundations for your Italian fluency through a holistic learning experience, designed with the 3D method.

You will build your Italian from the ground up, with a mix of guided self-paced and live tutoring, conversation practice, accountability and support, while being part of a warm international community.  

 A few words from our students...

We believe that to reach fluency you need to grow your language skills simultaneously,  use the language as a communication tool and make it relevant to your personal experience.

You are in good hands

Hi, I'm Tania Troyan.

I am the founder of 7-week Italian and the creator of the 3D method.
I've always been fascinated by the mechanisms of the human brain involved in language learning and by the dynamics of reaching full proficiency in non-native languages.

I've spent over two decades now exploring those mechanisms, while focusing mainly on my biggest passion: the  Italian language.  

Over the years I realised something was missing in the way languages are traditionally taught to adults.
There was a need for a teaching methodology focused on the student and not just on the mechanisms of the language.
And that's how the 3D method was born: a structured teaching method for a holistic language acquisition.

It's my way to make a change and help my students' transform their lives by acquiring a new linguistic identity.  

Our online Italian courses are a unique combination of self-paced lessons, video, audio, downloads, text materials, live sessions and conversation practice.

What our students say

"I found that I was learning lots of things that I never quite understood from my other teachers. The holistic method they use really makes a difference! You learn through exploration of the Italian culture. I highly recommend this course. I really think they have done something special here."

Jeff H.


"Each week was more exciting than the previous as I could really feel that I was getting the flow of the language. The challenges that were set out as an assignment were a great way for me to see what I had accomplished at the end of each week, leaving me with a feeling of satisfaction."

Gina B.

South Africa

"My first time doing an internet course and I found it much more effective and enjoyable than in-person lessons! The variety of delivery methods from video to audio clips to charts all in one lesson really helped me stay focused. Tania's explanations are clear and well put. She really keeps you engaged!"

Emily C.


"A great course and very well structured! I learned a lot! I live in Rome and am married to an Italian! I speak Italian at a basic level and the course has sharpened a lot of things. Even though I passed the language test for Italian citizenship, I feel there is still much to improve and learn. "

Irit C.


"Frankly, we have tried several online programs to learn Italian. We have gotten more out of this 7-week course than all of the others put together. A variety of methods are used including audio, video, exercises, cheat sheets, explanations and writing. Thank you for providing such an in-depth program!"

Janet C.


"I've been studying Italian now for three years on  apps, and although I had learned a lot, I learned a ton of new things with this course. It definitely made a lot of the rules make more sense and gave me an even greater foundation for my continued Italian language journey."

Frank O.


Each program is a structured step-by-step learning experience, enriched with a wealth of culturally relevant content,  functional vocabulary and contest-related exercises.


Why 7 weeks?

It's the time necessary to scale to a new level in your journey towards fluency.
 It's the perfect time frame for an Italian language course created and delivered with the 3D method.

It’s the time period necessary for a human brain to rewire and create new neural pathways.  
In language learning you can transition to next new proficiency level in 7 weeks,  with the right stimuli and the necessary guidance.  

Our online Italian courses are a unique combination of  live and self-paced lessons, conversation practice, continuous support and ongoing accountabilty. 

Benvenuti! Welcome to 7-week Italian!

At 7-week Italian (7WIT) we create self-paced Italian language programs, with a unique mix of live coaching, community learning and personal accountability.
Our courses are designed with a great passion for Italian and are based on our unique teaching methodology, the 3D Method for a holistic learning experience.

Why 7 weeks?   It's the perfect time frame for a language course. 

It is the time necessary for our brain to rewire and, applied to language learning, to transition to a next proficiency level.  

We are passionate about Italian culture and we believe that language is its most faithful mirror. 

You will find a wealth of culturally relevant content in our courses, like art, history and linguistic mentality, together with functional vocabulary, context-related exercises and useful linguistic survival techniques.

Our students acquire efficient learning tools and set up the correct mindset for a result-oriented and rewarding learning process. They enjoy the benefits of a supportive community and build their language skills  in a  safe environment.  

Each program is a structured step-by-step learning experience, enriched with a wealth of culturally relevant content,  functional vocabulary and contest-related exercises.


At 7-week Italian we have developed a unique methodology that allows our students to undergo a holistic learning experience.  

We call it the 3D Method, because it is an all-encompassing methodology that involves the 3 dimensions of the learning process:  the language, the student, and the space they interact in.

We believe that learning a language can be a rewarding and joyous process, and that results depend on the learning techniques and the methodology applied, rather than just on your personal aptitude or memory.  

By following the fundamentals of our methodology, adopting the right mindset and using the techniques we provide, you can avoid overwhelm, grow your abilities steadily,  make measurable progress and enjoy using Italian all your language skills from the very first steps.

Each program is a structured step-by-step learning experience, enriched with a wealth of culturally relevant content,  functional vocabulary and contest-related exercises.

growing language skills simultaneously

Learning Italian means acquiring the 4 main language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.  Our courses allow students to work on these skills simultaneously from the very beginning, in order to ensure a steady and balanced progress.
There is one more skill we help to build into the process:  thinking in Italian from the very first steps, instead of translating from your native language. 


For the human brain language is a communication tool. Yet,  most teaching methods treat it as an end goal in itself.
Our method uses language as a means to an end.  By using Italian to acquire and process information,  we make it relevant, engaging and memorable.   All our content is enriched with cultural references, because we believe Italian culture is paramount for gaining real mastery of the language.

making language relevant TO LEARNER'S REALITY

The relevance of the content that is being learned and the way they are structured to interact with the student's reality is paramount. It’s infinitely easier to process new words that are related to the student's interests, professional activity, future plans or everyday life situations.  This makes the process of language acquisition a more rewarding one, given the immediate use and relevance of the language.