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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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Lori Emanuele

Accelerator was challenging but worth it.

I found Accelerator more challenging, I had to move more slowly and review things more times. I do enjoy the overall community, the extra curricula Deep Dives and especially the Pausa Caffè where our group has become good friends. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone who is serious about learning Italian. I am excited to move to Momentum.

3 weeks ago
Mamiche Young

Learning how to learn

I do appreciate the passion that Tania and Oreste bring to the program. We are taught how to learn vocabulary, and verbs and the lessons are well crafted. When I need to review I go back and study till I get it!

1 month ago
Maryann Prezioso

Learning the right way!

I found the Accelerator program exceeded my expectations. I enjoyed learning about language and culture. Can't get enough! The language skills always seem to be on topic. The stories always reinforce prior lessons. It's work, but I enjoyed every minute. Sometimes I was unable to make the Deep Dives, but having them available to watch on my own time, as well as, the previous grammar and incubator lessons was helpful. It's a very intense learning experience and when I stick to my lessons I definitely see improvements. Our pausa caffe still gets together and we are comfortable with each other. So, it has allowed us to not only share homework but talk about other topics and keep our conversations going. I would highly recommend this program to anyone that wants to learn Italian the right way!!

2 months ago
Janelle Owen

Learned Even More!

As with the Incubator course, the Accelerator course gave a whole lot more than what I was expecting. The Accelerator course continues with excellent lessons utilizing a variety of learning tools - video, audio, exercises (reading, writing, and listening comprehension). Having biweekly live sessions was a good pace for me, and it was a great time for interaction and further instruction and clarification. At each session I always had an ‘aha’ moment when something clicked (I’m not the best at grammar). The 7-Week Italian team is a wonderful group, very encouraging and patient and knowledgeable, I don’t think there’s any other company I’d rather learn from. When I look back, I’m excited at how far I’ve gotten, it’s been tough to step out of my comfort zones, but I can speak and understand Italian with locals (most times, lol). I’m excited for the Momentum course!

3 months ago
Mary Ann Di Liberti

Learning Italian so that it sticks!

I started with the 3D method Bootcamp in October and continued with Incubator after which I enrolled in the 3D Campus and continued on with Accelerator. I like that I can complete the set lessons at my own pace and that I always get feedback on my compiti. There are also the live Deep Dives which are not only a review of some of the content, but also a time when I can ask questions and get answers / clarification on any issues I might have encountered. I particularly enjoyed the bonus Speed Dating as it gave me additional opportunities to practice speaking and listening which are my weakest areas. I also enjoy being part of a Pausa Caffè group where I can practice speaking and listening with other 3D students who are on the same journey as myself. The 3D method is excellent as it is designed so that the learner can not only learn the grammar and vocabulary, but can also practice reading, writing, listening and speaking in each and every lesson with the aim of helping us become fluent in the language. Tania also shares learning strategies which are key in helping her students build their confidence and independence in communicating in Italian.

5 months ago
Rich Lay

Great course!

I've studied Italian using books, podcasts, and apps but my learning has been a bit scattershot. I like that Accelerator took me back to some basics but not too far back. Getting prepositions more solidly learned was a goal of mine and I think that this course really helped tremendously. All-in-all it has been an amazing and well thought out course. I'm looking forward to reviewing to solidify what I've learned!

5 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.