What makes our Italian Campus program so unique?
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 and live tutoring, assignment feedback, simultaneous skill growth, group conversation practice, accountability and a supportive community!
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:
A multi-modal approach toward acquiring Italian language skills
7weekitalian is a complete immersion experience! I happened to find the Bootcamp week while starting to prepare for my first visit to Italy. Tania carefully explained her methods of teaching, which depart from traditional instruction in her emphasis to engage the students’ visual, auditory, speaking and writing abilities all at the same time. Coupled with the ideas of personal commitment, goals, and relevance to the student’s real life, the Italian language comes alive week by week. The Incubator course has been outstanding in so many respects. Tania’s passion and ingenuity are evident in every aspect of the instruction, from concept to execution. Her encouragement and “coach talks” are thoughtful and motivating. Tania teaches you how to learn most effectively, with tips on notebook organization, resources, and engaging with the community for practice and support. The online platform is well designed, lessons well organized and the exercises are fun and also challenging. For me personally as a completely new learner of Italian language and culture, I gained important cultural perspectives as well as language mechanics. On my recent visit to Italy, I was thrilled that I had learned proper pronunciation, could be socially polite, and had acquired enough vocabulary and grammar to enhance communication. If you have ever wanted to seriously learn Italian, this program is for you.
Rita Rossi Resick
Course for both begninners and not complete beginners
Incubator is perfect for beginners with no prior Italian knowledge, and they will be amazed at themselves speaking Italian with classmates by the end. As for my expectations, I knew enough Italian to make myself understood, with a serviceable vocabulary and decent grasp of verbs and conjugation. But I knew it was rough around the edges and I was looking for a review to refine my Italian before planning my next trip. At first, Incubator focused on basic principles that I knew well – things that students with no Italian needed to know -- articles, gender and number of nouns, agreement of adjectives with nouns. Those first lessons and the exercise drills were perfect for beginning students but I wondered if I was in the right class. Nonetheless, I stayed with it and sure enough, refinement started to come. Like, using articles to show gender for androgenous nouns like “insegnante” and “giornalista.” Or, when not to use articles, so, it is “la mia macchina” but “mia madre.” And it is “L’Italia è bella" but "Venezia è bella." And “Di dove sei” not “Da dove sei” (it’s “Da dove vieni?”). So, you can read about how amazed those beginner Italian speakers are at themselves by the end of Incubator. And it is true. But be assured that the previous Italian learner will learn at a new depth. And that is thanks to Tania’s (and Elisabetta’s) execution of the 3D method.
An excellent course!
I would like to say I'm so glad I took the leap at 7-week Italian. The course is very detailed, and it makes you want to progress each week. The weekly grammar clinic and Pausa caffe' are awesome to get together with your classmates and review. Tania and Elisabetta are great teachers and very encouraging. It is definitely a learning experience, but I can see a light at the end of the tunnel. I can't wait to progress each week in my Italian language learning. This course is definitely worth the investment.
Now I know enough to be a little dangerous with Italian!
Considering that I knew only 4 words in Italian (grazie, buon giorno, scusi, and a swear word) before starting this course, I am amazed at how far I have come in 7 weeks. I want to thank Tania and Elisabetta for their guidance and tutelage. Tania has done a great job in creating a wonderful structured and integrated curriculum, that simulates an immersive experience. Kudos to her! Great course which I highly recommend.
Over the years, I have tried to learn Italian using different methods and never really progressed. This course is amazing. Not only am I learning to speak Italian, my memory has improved. If you can commit time to study, this method of learning really works. Tania and her team have been great to work with.
As a teacher, I really appreciated how Tania explained the method at the beginning and told us exactly why we were doing this. I liked the sequence of the course and how each session built on another and circled back to previous learning. I enjoyed the stories about real Italians and the city walk. The weekly assignments pushed me to use my learning and new vocabulary words. During the last week of the class, I was in Italy and found myself using my new knowledge! I especially found greetings (and the background about Italian culture) and numbers very helpful. By the end of my trip I was having half Italian/half English conversations with taxi drivers in Rome. I'm looking forward to continue the classes and learning more for my next trip to Italy! This might become a yearly trip for me.
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