Italian Incubator

CALLING  BEGINNERS AND SELF-TAUGHT LEARNERS

Your journey towards Italian fluency starts here

Have you tried learning Italian, but couldn't progress? 

It's because traditional language learning methods rarely work.
That is why we’ve created the holistic 3D Method, and designed the Italian  Incubator program, to help you lay strong foundations for your future fluency.  

THE LIVE EDITION OF ITALIAN INCUBATOR IS OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!



What is your Italian dream? 

  • Do you want to feel a sense of deep belonging in Italy, while you travel all around the "stivale", and enjoy the nature, the art, the culture and the food?  
  • Do you want to call Italy your home, and create the life of your dreams, embracing "la dolce vita"?
  • Do you want to reconnect to your Italian heritage and find your Italian identity?

You have your own special dream of feeling at home in Italy.
 
To make that dream a reality you need to 
craft your Italian identity. 
You need to be able to speak & think in Italian.  

Here is how we can help you.  

Does any of this sound familiar?

You are a complete beginner

You don't know where to start and feel overwhelmed

 You are standing in front of the vastness of Italian and have no idea where or how to begin.

 The sheer quantity of material is overwhelming and is hindering you to the point where you are considering giving up before you even begin.

You may have started with an app, but quickly realised that you are not making progress.

 Mindlessly memorising words and cramming in grammar rules makes no sense to you.  

You are an advanced beginner

Your foundations are shaky, you can't build on them, so you can't really progress

You have tried self-teaching with apps, online videos, in-person programs, and live tutors.

 However, you still haven't found the structure and clarity you need to make the language your own and start communicating in Italian.  

Your Italian foundations were laid chaotically, so you feel stuck in a beginner's limbo, never able to break through that bottleneck.

You know you need to review the basics in a structured way, but going back feels frustrating.

WE GOT YOU! 

Every step of this 3D journey will bring you closer to your goal: understanding, speaking and thinking in Italian.

Want to know what you're in for? Hit play!


What our graduates say 

Our Incubator graduates share their success stories.


WANT TO START SPEAKING & THINKING IN ITALIAN? 

Here is how we'll do it together in Italian Incubator | Live edition

  • Lay solid and structured foundations to your Italian fluency, so it can become second nature. 
  • Grow your everyday vocabulary and put it in context, so you can travel or live in Italy with a sense of belonging. 
  • Discover how much sense Italian grammar can make, when you understand the "why" behind it, and every piece of the puzzle falls into place.
  • Grow your language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) simultaneously and organically. It's the shortest path to thinking in Italian
  •  Learn about amazing Italians and beloved expats who shaped Italian history so you too can feel part of the Italian culture.  
  • Immerse yourself in Italian language and culture and start building your Italian identity. With love and ease. 

 What's special about the  LIVE edition ?


    •  Live Grammar Clinics  (Thursday, 5 pm [& recording]
    •  Weekly assignments with INDIVIDUAL feedback
    •  Conversation practice - Pausa caffè  ☕
    • Daily activities and accountability exercises in the community
    • Questions and doubts answered and clarified
    •  A step-by-step holistic learning path,  where each new element builds on the previous, with ongoing support

Course Pricing

Some more love 💓 from our students

 Italian Campus graduates share their experiences.

Is it you? 

You have tried it all, haven't you? But nothing has worked.

  • You've spent days, months or maybe even years on Duolingo. 
  • You've tried in-class and on-line Italian language classes. 
  • You've even tried the "Teach-yourself Italian" book, your grand-grandma brought with her in 1894. 
  •  You've been binge-learning Italian words and force-feeding yourself grammar to the point of linguistic (and not only) indigestion. 

And still... you feel your Italian is not progressing, you can't retain your new vocabulary, grammar is a hot mess and pronunciation makes you want to tear your own hair out.
Your attempts at speaking make you sweat profusely, and even the words you know are not there when you need them! 

Absolutely. Nothing. Is. Wrong. With. You!

Your memory is just fine.
You are good with languages.
You do have what it takes.


[STOP LISTENING TO THAT LIZARD BRAIN!]

The only thing wrong is the traditional learning methodology that you've been exposed to.

And we have a solution for you

Reviews

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Jane Gardener

Meravigliosa!

I started as a rough beginner with huge gaps in my understanding but with Tania’s 3D method I ama royally beginning to think in Italian ! I have really enjoyed the structure and commitment and especially the community. The 3D method has proved itself to me and I can’t believe how much I have improved in a relatively short time .. Thank you Tania and Oreste for engaging material and inspiring me on my Italian journey.. Grazie mille, Jane

1 month ago
Ava O'Grady

A very well presented course!

I came across the free Italian Bootcamp course and decided to give it a go. As a complete beginner I'm so glad I did as I then felt encouraged to sign up for the Incubator Course. I found the course to be very well structured and we have been exposed to reading, writing, listening and speaking excercises from the beginning. We have also been fortunate to have small groups of study buddies which has really helped with speaking in Italian. As a complete beginner I found the course quite fast paced and more time consuming than I thought it would be. However, given how much content we have covered it has been well worth the investment. I found Tania and Oreste to be very encouraging and I enjoyed the weekly Grammar Clinics. I would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to start their Italian learning journey!

1 month ago
Lisa Dunnery

SUPERB!

The course was excellent! The instructors, Tania and Oreste, were patient, attentive, responsive, and extremely knowledgeable. The use of emotion and imagery (instead of memorization and translation from native language) to learn new words was unique and effective. During this Incubator course, the important grammar basics of Italian are covered in a way that is logical, making it easier to remember. If you want to learn Italian, give this course a try!

1 month ago
Rita Kelly

Excellent course!

Prior to taking the 3D Method with Tania and Oreste, I felt like I was just scratching the surface of my Italian Journey. I had tried Babble and Duolingo. I found Babble to be laborious and boring while Duolingo felt superficial. I wasn't getting a true understanding of the language. This method was more than I expected. I felt like I was truly learning by understanding each lesson as it continued to build. I would recommend this course to anyone that truly wants to learn Italian. I loved the interaction of the weekly Grammar clinics, the Pausa Caffè group and all the feedback to my assignments. I feel these have helped me grow. I plan on continuing my Italian journey until I am much more fluent. Thank you so very much!

1 month ago
Rita Svejda

Better than the best!

Hey there Tania, Oreste, and all of my Incubator virtual classmates! This course ROCKED! Over the years I've tried several methods, the best method for me, up to this point, is having been self taught. So after the Italian Bootcamp - which fell into my lap by the universe, I decided that NOW IS THE TIME to expand what I already know and join the Incubator community! The course offered flexibility and structure, along with organizational tools that allowed a smooth step by step process. Did I get behind? YES! But did I keep going? YES! And ultimately, I completed the course. All this, because of the support and encouragement from Tania and Oreste - grazie mille! As this class ends, I hope to spend time reviewing the lessons so as not to forget what I've learned. Even though I don't have immediate plans to return to Italy, it is always on my "agenda!" I want to be ready when the time opens up for me to return!

1 month ago
Kim Mitchell

Una meravigliosa esperienza di apprendimento! (such a wonderful learning experience!)

Grazie mille to Tania and Oreste! I enjoyed all aspects of the 3D learning method and I especially enjoyed the 1hr live grammar clinics each week. I highly recommend this course to anyone just starting out on their Italian language learning journey!

1 month ago
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A holistic Italian learning experience, unlike any other.

We created it together with our students, based on their needs, interests, questions, difficulties and cultural curiosities. 
While leveraging the holistic principles of the 3D Method.

Then, with my team, we shaped and tweaked it until it became a  truly transformational experience for our students. 

In this 7-week course, you will find everything you need to build your Italian fluency from the ground up: 
a mix of guided self-paced lessons, simultaneous language skill growth, grammar and vocabulary practicetogether with Italian history, culture, geography and mentality elements!

Every aspect of it, every exercise, story, audio, video and 
grammar lesson is structured as part of a
 holistic Italian learning experience
and builds on the previous steps, with a clear objective:

bringing you closer to your Italian dream 
and your Italian identity.

In Italian Incubator we will:

Take a walk in Venice

Make new friends

Fill out forms and use documents

Ask and answer questions

Talk about our family

Get to know the Medici family

Explore the Italian peninsula 

Meet Italy's most beloved expats

Course Curriculum

 Experience a unique Italian language course, designed with the 3D method, carefully structured,  with a step-by-step guidance and culturally relevant content. 

Domande e risposte | Questions and answers

Italian Incubator is our foundation course, perfect for a complete beginner or an advanced beginner, with gaps in the foundations.
It's the first step of the "La Trilogia" that makes up Italian Campus.

 It is followed by Italian Accelerator, Ripasso and Italian Momentum. 

Italian Incubator is for you, if you are a beginner, an advanced beginner, or even an elementary level student who feels that their foundations are a bit shaky.

If you feel advanced enough to start from a higher level program, take our placement test and let's find out! 

You can join Italian Incubator for €497.

Every week  you will get access to a new weekly unit!

The lessons will be accessible on our Incubator platform and you will be able to go through the unit at your convenience, as long as you complete the lessons in 7 days.

After 7 days you will submit your assignment (compiti) and we will have a live lesson, the Grammar Clinic, to answer your questions!

The Grammar Clinic will take place on Tuesdays at 5 pm Italian time!

 If you can't make it (so many students are busy professionals, or live on the other side of the world!) you can ask  your questions in advance (!) on the platform and watch the recording.

Pausa caffè are small conversation groups where you practice the course topics we are working on together with 2-3 other classmates.

You will schedule the meetings with them at a time that works for everyone!

You decide how much time you can dedicate daily or weekly.
 It's completely up to you. Our recommendation is at least 30 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week. But if you can do an hour or two, that's great!
Don't forget the weekly and monthly reviews! 

During the active phases of the course we have weekly assignments on the platform.
If you submit them on time, before the deadline, we will correct your text (or video) and share feedback.
Compiti submitted after the deadline do not get feedback, but it is still important to do the work! 

You can take time off during the Incubator journey, and you will be able to catch up on everything, even if you miss up to 3 weeks of the course.
 
While you are catching up, you will be able to participate in the Grammar clinics, or ask your questions, even if they are from the previous weeks!  
However, you won't be able to get feedback on the assignments if you miss the deadlines. 

You will be able to access the lessons on the platform and the recordings until July 1st 2024, or as long as you are part of the 7-week Italian learning journey. 

What comes after the Incubator? 

Italian Incubator is the first step of Italian Campus

Step 1

Incubate

Step 2

Accelerate

Step 3

Keep Momentum

Italian Campus is a holistic learning experience, designed with the 3D Method.
It has 3 main steps: Incubator, Accelerator and Momentum.
There is also a review program called Ripasso in between.
Once you graduate from Italian Incubator you can review it or move forward to Italian Accelerator and beyond! 

Fall in love with Italian! Learn or revisit the foundations of the Italian language on the way to your Italian identity.

You can achieve anything you can imagine | Se puoi sognarlo, puoi farlo!  

Ciao, I’m Tania Troyan, the heart and mind behind the holistic 3D Method™ and the innovative Italian language programs here at 7-week Italian™.

I am on a mission to transform the way Italian is taught and help my students reach their Italian dream. 🍋


This mission stems from my pretty unusual life journey…
What makes my Method truly unique and allows me to understand your struggles, challenges, and help you find the fastest way towards your Italian identity is the fact that… 

I have been you.  

Whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned learner who has mastered every aspect of the language, I have been where you are now and where you are headed. 

Just like you, I started from scratch.

Because before I became an Italian language and culture expert, an Italian interpreter, translator, and teacher, I was a 17-year-old girl who fell madly in love with the sound of this magical language and decided to master it perfectly and become Italian.
Whatever it took.  

I quite literally dedicated the rest of my life to reaching this objective and then helping others do the same.

For years I’ve been painfully aware of the imperfections of the traditional language teaching methods, that throw information at you in the hope something would stick, that never provide tools for retention and see just the language and never add the learner to the equation.  

I’ve been looking for an alternative, and when I couldn’t find one, I created it.  
I had to build the plane while flying it.  🛫 But you don't have to.

I’ve distilled years of academic studies, language studies, and research into the holistic 3D Method™,  and poured my heart, soul, and decades of experience of both learning and teaching Italian into creating my programs.  

Today, together with my wonderful team, I guide my students towards fluency through a structured step-by-step Italian language journey that equips them with the right tools, techniques, and most importantly, the right mindset. 

We helped over 10 000 students from all over the world  to make their "Italian" dream come true.

It's my way of making a difference and helping passionate Italian learners transform their lives and
 feel at home in Italy. 🏡

Too advanced for the Incubator?
Take our placement test to find out which Italian Campus program is the best fit!