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ITALIAN ACCELERATOR

Perfect if you are an advanced beginner or an Incubator graduate!

Una nuova avventura 3D inizia qui! 

Let's take your Italian to the next level! 


ITALIAN CAMPUS 

Italian Accelerator is the second step of Italian Campus

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Incubate

Accelerate

Keep Momentum

Italian Campus is a holistic learning experience, designed with the 3D Method.
It allows the student to lay solid foundations for basic Italian fluency and gain the confidence to actually use it! 


What's in the Accelerator?


  • 7 weeks designed and delivered with the 3D method
  • Weekly units with self-paced lessons
  • Italian history, culture and life style  
  • Pausa caffè ☕: conversation practice 
  •  Grammar Clinic - live weekly Q&A 🩺
  •  Individual feedback on your assignments
  • Supportive international community  
  • Flexibility, accountability & support.

Let's have a truly immersive experience:

Go to an Italian restaurant

Check into a hotel in Italy

Have a well-made espresso

Buy a house in Italy

Go to an Italian doctor

Go shopping and grocery shopping

Travel around Italy 

Meet people who shaped Italy


And what about grammar? 


  •  Verbi irregolari | Irregular verbs (present tense)
  •  Verbi servili | Modal verbs 
  •  Passato prossimo - avere  
  •  Passato prossimo - essere 
  •  Preposizioni semplici | Simple prepositions 
  •  Preposizioni articolate | Compound prepositions
  • Verbi riflessivi | Reflexive verbs

If you are a beginner, or a self-taught learner, in need of a thorough review, take a look at  
 Italian Incubator
to start from the beginning and build from the ground up!

Here are some thoughts that our students shared:

A UNIQUE ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAM
 a perfect mix of self-paced and live learning

Lay solid foundations for your Italian fluency with our unique 3D program, that teaches language through culture, art, history and mentality.

 Experience a holistic learning process, carefully structured,  with a step-by-step guidance and culturally relevant content.

In this 7-week course, you will find everything you need to build your Italian fluency with a mix of guided self-paced and live tutoring, conversation practice and a supportive international 

community to hold you accountable in your progress. 

IS THIS ITALIAN COURSE FOR ME?

This program is perfect for you if:

  •   You are an Italian Incubator graduate.
  •   You are a beginner in Italian with some basic knowledge 
  • You are a self-taught learner,  at an elementary or pre-elementary level,  in need of a structured program and a supportive community.
  • You are committed to the process and wish to make progress and develop all your language skills. 
  • You are passionate about Italy and would like to feel at home there.  

Reviews

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Giovanna Britten

Thorough and enjoyable!

Having completed the Incubator module my expectations of the Accelerator were high and I was not disappointed. Firstly it must be said that the Campus Road Map is in my view amazing. The ability to work at your own pace whilst still having the structure and accountability of the tasks facilitates a positive learning experience which helps to sustain motivation and so progress. Past lessons and related tasks are always on hand and this is invaluable. The Deep Dive Grammar Clinics are as always very informative and helpful in clarifying issues and reviewing content. I do believe the 3D method is the most effective way of learning. It builds upon and reinforces previous knowledge whilst expanding and developing new knowledge and skills. The progress made week to week is measurable and whilst there will always be sticking points and further learning to be had, there is no doubt that the structure of the material, exercises, and tasks will enable you to clearly identify your personal learning issues whilst improving your language skills with every exposure. Tania and her team are consistently supportive, positive, and encouraging of progress. I do feel I would personally benefit from the option of regular 1:1 focus sessions being available as and when required - in my case for feedback to develop further my speaking confidence - however that aside the team is always extremely responsive to any questions, concerns, or requests for assistance. I am enjoying this course so very much and am not only learning a language but equally as important, I am deepening my understanding of a culture which is invaluable in truly integrating my learning. The Pausa Caffè groups are a bonus and I have found these joy to be a part of. Sharing experiences with other like-minded students is always useful, informative and reassuring

1 month ago
Noreen Roberts

You won't find a better way to learn the Italian language!

I have thoroughly enjoyed learning Italian with Tania and her fantastic team from Bootcamp to Accelerator. I have surprised myself that I am still committed. It IS a commitment and sometimes difficult to find time to do the daily exercises but the exercises, the weekly grammar clinic and Tania's enthusiasm and encouragement make it fun. She and her team always keep in touch and answer any questions. I need the upcoming Ripasso to review what we have learnt so far and then I hope I am ready for Momentum. Very excited. I recommend this course to anyone serious in learning Italian. It is the best.

7 months ago
Elaine Harmon

Only way for me to learn Italian (besides living in Italy ! I wish!)

I was raised by Italian speaking parents. I was their first born in the USA. My parents spoke a dialect and we were not allowed to speak Italian at home. Back then, Italian parents thought by not speaking Italian, their children would more easily assimilate into the American culture. As an adult I had a strong desire to learn Italian. For several years I tried different ways to learn the language. I took college courses, private lessons, Rosetta Stone and adult education classes. All these methods left me feeling frustrated. While I could somewhat understand the language, I still was unable to speak it. I discovered 7-Week Italian, and the teaching/learning style resonated with me. It was now or never, as I had not been successful with previous attempts. Truthfully, this has been the best way for me to learn the language! I love learning this way. The computer work is interesting and fun. The grammar clinics are very informative and easy to understand. The small groups are great, as we all have the same goal. All the people I have met here have been helpful. The 7-week Accelerator module was a perfect way to continue learning after completing Incubator. I highly recommend learning Italian this way. I look forward to advancing my learning and hope to be fluent one day. I believe 7-week Italian will get me there.

7 months ago
Sandy Santucci Harvey

Fulfilling a lifelong dream

I’d been putting off my goal of learning Italian and had finally started to actively look for a program or tutor when I found the 7-Week Italian program. The format felt like a great fit. Tania’s passion and enthusiasm was infectious and fueled my own! The structured classes, online platform and external “coffee break” study groups create a nurturing and supportive 360 learning environment. The course is a perfect blend of learning grammar, vocabulary, culture and history. It’s holistic in its approach by covering the listening, writing, reading and thinking skills in Italian! I highly recommend 7 Week Italian’s Accelerator module to further your Italian learning experience! Just do it! Don’t delay your dream any longer! You won’t regret it! Buona fortuna!

7 months ago
Emily Wadman

Understanding of the Italian Language

Accelerator is the perfect way forward having done Incubator. It has good content and leads you down the road to deeper understanding of the Italian language. Although learning on your own at home, it actually doesn’t feel like that because you become part of the Italian learning community. The support structure is strong for any wobbly moments! I was unsure of “learning on line” as I am more of a people face to face person, but it is so well built that you don’t feel remote or on your own. It is very cleverly and thoughtfully put together, Tania and her team must have spent hours and hours putting it together to reach such perfection! Thank you Tania and your team, because of you I am hoping, one day, to be, feel and speak Italian without fear!

7 months ago
Janet Stafford

Great course and life-changing experience!

Tania's Accelerator is not only a great course but becomes a life-changing experience. The course platform is engaging and opens up so many new avenues to pursue. The mini readings about people who have connections to Italy are such a fun way to learn more about Italy, Italian culture and history while using recently or soon-to-be learned grammar and vocabulary. I really appreciate these mini readings that Tania has created because they are so much better than the somewhat boring "dialogs" of my college language courses. You can spend as much time as you want doing the exercises and readings and I love to write as much as possible in my notebooks for better recall but if you do not have the time to do that, you will still get quite a lot from this course. As a former language major in another language, I understand that it takes a great deal of immersion to obtain a high level of language ability. And I also know that there is so much yet to learn. But after only a few months, I am so impressed with our foundation for Italian. When I next travel to Italy, this gives me such a great sense of security that I will be able to express most things that may come up and be able to read signs and get along as a traveler. I have been so motivated by this course. It is one of the highlights of my life at this time. It is also really fun to meet online the other students from around the United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Ireland and English speakers living in Italy and elsewhere. I look forward to the future programs with Tania and beyond.

7 months ago
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Accelerate your path to fluency

Weekly Units & Multimedia

Self-paced weekly units, with 5-6 lessons. Functional vocabulary, bite-sized grammar and cultural elements explored through audio, video, texts and downloads. The exercises will simultaneously engage all of your learning skills.
You will be able to access all contents for 6 months and review all lessons more than once after the group course is over. 

Grammar Clinic & Feedback on your assignments

Live Q&A session, the Grammar Clinic, to ask questions, solve doubts and discuss the challenges of the weekly module.

You will be able to submit your weekly assignment to the instructor and receive feedback.

Pausa Caffè conversation sessions

Weekly meetings in the course community to practice speaking Italian and apply the new vocabulary acquired in the module in a supportive and protected environment.
Many of the study buddies in our programs have become good friends.

Pronunciation workout

You will work on crafting correct Italian pronunciation in each weekly module, while acquiring and revisiting functional vocabulary and cultural elements.  

Community & Accountability

Share your progress, ask questions, participate in discussions and connect with like-minded people in our supportive international  Course Community.  

Mindset and methodology 

Efficient learning techniques and the right mindset are fundamental for steady progress. You will find mindset and methodology tips throughout the course


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 for holistic language acquisition.  

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 years (over two decades actually -  sounds surreal!) exploring those mechanisms, focusing mainly on the Italian language, culture, history and art (things that are inseparable in life... and in my language programs).

 I have created the 3D method because I felt there was a need for a teaching methodology centred on what happens to the student and not just on what happens in the language.

My approach is structured and holistic. It's based on elements of neuroscience and provides tools and techniques to fast-track fluency in all language skills.  
 

Every step of this journey will bring you closer to your goal: understanding, speaking and thinking in Italian.


Benvenuti! Welcome to 7-week Italian!

At 7-week Italian (7WIT) we create self-paced Italian language courses, with a unique mix of live coaching and community learning.
 
We design our all our courses with a great passion for Italian and with our unique teaching methodology, the 3D Method, for holistic learning experience.

Why 7 weeks?   It's the perfect time frame for an Italian language course. It is the time necessary for our brain to rewire and, applied to language learning, to transition to the next proficiency level.  

We are passionate about Italian culture and believe that language is its most faithful mirror. You will find a wealth of culturally relevant content in our courses, together with functional vocabulary, contest-related exercises and useful linguistic survival techniques.

Following our courses you will acquire efficient learning tools and set up the correct mindset for a result-oriented and rewarding learning process. 

Learning a language is acquiring a new linguistic and cultural identity. 
Our programs support you on this journey by developing your language skills simultaneously
 and exposing you to relevant cultural content.

OUR METHODOLOGY

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 student's environment.

We believe that learning a language can be a rewarding and joyous process, and the results usually depend on the learning techniques and the methodology applied, rather just than 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 from the very first steps.

 

growing language skills simultaneously 

Learning Italian means acquiring the 4 main language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.  Our courses allow the 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. 

TREATING LANGUAGE AS COMMUNICATION TOOL

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.