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

  • Most popular
    Spring Edition 2024
  • 497

    Best value

    Join Italian Incubator!
  • ⭐ An experience designed with the 3D Method
  • ⭐ Individual feedback on weekly assignments
  • ⭐ Grammar Clinics - live Q&A (+ replay)
  • ⭐ Private course community
  • ⭐ Conversation practice
  • ⭐ Accountability & support
  • ⭐ Access: July 1st 2024
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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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Norale Moeller

7-week Italian is a smart choice!

Incubator has truly changed my style and ways of learning Italian. I heard about it last year but I did not join that time but I got smart this time around and went for it. And now that we are finishing the course, I really feel much wiser in my Italian. Having a teacher like Tania gets you up early in the morning to do your part. Non vedo l’ora di guardare ‘Un caffè con Tania’ videos for each lesson as it gives me the energy and gets me so inspired to go on. You really need to have a strong foundation and structure when you want to build something. And incubator, as the name suggests, provides a safe, supportive and protected environment in one’s Italian journey. Join now and get ready to be incubated! Grazie Tania ed Elisabetta, siete le migliori! Cheers!

3 months ago
Jennifer Aries

FINALLY a course that gave me what I needed!

After taking numerous in-person courses and countless online courses, this is the first time that I really feel that can carry on a conversation that is meaningful. All of the elements of this program are interesting, fun and effective. Tania truly gave me the tools to not only learn this beautiful language, but the tools for learning anything new. She incorporates every element to facilitate mastering and remembering new information. It was a wonderful experience and I enjoyed the course, the materials and getting to know the other students. I would give Tania and Elisabetta 6 stars if it were possible. Brave e grazie!

3 months ago
Lori Emanuele

I’m finally making progress!

I am in Italy as I write this and am thrilled to say that I have never felt more comfortable or confident speaking to native Italians as I do now, just today a native complimented me on my speaking and pronunciation! I’ve just scratched the surface but am so happy with progress so far, it is a dream for me! After years of attempts to learn Italian using various methods such as self learning, Rosetta Stone and Duolingo I finally am making strides with 7 week Italian. I am very much a “why” person and when something doesn’t make logical sense to me I have to know why. Tania has structured this course holistically so you are not just learning rote lessons but understanding the big picture of why the language behaves as it does, this is extremely helpful. I definitely have a long way to go and will continue my Italian journey with Tania and Elisabetta. Grazie Mille to Tania and Elisabetta for their work and patience is making our Italian dreams come true, I cannot wait for the next lessons to begin.

3 months ago
delyth Sutton

An Excellent Course!

A very big thank you to Tania and Elisabetta for the opportunity to do the 7'Week Italian 3D method at Incubator level. Also, I need to thank my friend Sheila Frampton for spotting the live 4 day FREE ‘Bootcamp’ on Facebook and suggesting I try it. What an experience I have had and hope to continue. Before doing this course my level of linguistic Italian was Buongiorno, salve, ciao, buondi, buona sera, buona notte, come stai, bene grazie, e tu, acqua frizzante, oh! not forgetting my husband’s favourite fruttivendalo. That’s practically all I had grasped of the Italian language over a period of three years living in an Italian village. Like many people I had tried to learn Italian from Audio books I bought 5 in total plus phrase books etc. Until embarking on the 3D method I had rejected the idea of learning online because I wanted a face to face experience and to get to know other students. I was wrong because I have come to know several of my fellow students, some of which I hope to remain friends with and share our Italian language journey in the future. I want to start by saying that I believe the ‘Bootcamp’ has been the key to the success of this learning experience. The philosophy behind the 3D method was thoroughly explained in relation to how to learn a language from a psychological perspective with plenty of references that could be researched during the 4 day live introduction. Before I even attempted a lesson, I believed in the linguistic process behind learning a language, any language. I also knew that it would be delivered in the most enthusiastic manor. Every morning I looked forward to listening to the days presentation which was the lesson of the day. I would then go through the interactive exercises reinforcing the lesson. To me the team have taken an academic approach over several weeks and mapped out and guided my learning so that I can be confident in my ability to converse in Italian. Over the past 7 weeks I have learnt so much that I can’t begin to list it all and I look forward to continuing with my Italian learning within the context of the 3D method with the support of Tania, Elisabetta and the other tutors in the team. I would recommend this course to anyone who wanted to learn Italian from scratch or if they had been learning through other methods and weren’t getting a grasp on the language. Again, I would recommend starting with the ‘Bootcamp’ as it’s the key to understanding how to learn a language. Also, when you start the actual lessons, no time is wasted explaining all the philosophy it’s straight down to learning and you’ll be surprised even after the first week. Over the past 7 weeks I have learnt so much that I can’t begin to list it all. As a result of embracing the philosophy and doing the lessons as instructed the 3D method has met more than all my expectations and I even surprised myself. Grazie!

3 months ago
Sanette Cavallari

Consolidating the basics!

Excellent course. Finally gaining an understanding of the grammar. Loved the energy of the video recordings. Wish I had more time in my schedule to participate.

3 months ago
Michele Duke

My Italian dream is coming true!

After many years learning Italian using many different methods, I still found myself unable to hold a conversation in Italian. At last, I discovered the 7-week Italian Incubator and my dream of becoming an Italian speaker is now coming true. So, what’s the difference? Tania and her team offer a multi-faceted approach which ensures learners learn to understand, speak, read and write, and more importantly, think in Italian. I found this helped me retain and be able to use the language much more quickly than other methods I have tried. And, even better, it is fun. Tania consistently demonstrates her joy in the language and the lessons are interesting, covering the culture and geography of Italy. The live Grammar Clinic each week offers the opportunity to ask questions and to reinforce the learnings. My confidence has grown enormously, and I now have no doubts about my ability to attain my dream. Grazie tantissime, Tania e Elisabetta.

3 months 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!