Italian Incubator

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Italian Incubator | Self study!

Whether you are a complete beginner or a self-taught elementary level  learner, you will lay solid foundations to your future Italian fluency! 

In  Italian Incubator you will:

  •   Lay solid and structured foundations to your Italian fluency with the 3D Method.
  • Gain profound understanding of the most fundamental Italian grammar topics.
  • Grow your language skills simultaneously and start thinking in Italian. 
  • Enrich your vocabulary and put it into context.
  •  Learn about amazing people who shaped Italian history.  
  • Get all your questions and doubts answered.
  • Get individual feedback on your assignments. 
  • Keep accountable, motivated and supported.
  • Become part of an international community of passionate Italian learners.


Italian Incubator is the first step of Italian Campus

Step 1


Step 2


Step 3

Keep Momentum

Italian Campus is a holistic learning experience, designed with the 3D Method.
It has a duration of 10 months and it allows the student to reach a solid elementary level.
You can commit to the entire Campus program, or choose
a flexible monthly plan, were you can stay as long as you like.
(You probably won't want to leave, but we know that sometimes it feels safer to have  options.)

Course Curriculum

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

Whether you are a complete beginner or a self-taught elementary learner, you will lay solid foundations to your future Italian fluency. 

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 practiceaccountability 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:

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

       What's in the Incubator?

    •  Weekly self-paced units designed with the 3D method.
    • Real stories of famous Italians and Italy’s most beloved expats.
    •  Live Grammar Clinics  (Tuesday 5 pm + recording)! 
    •  Weekly assignments with individual feedback.
    •  Conversation practice - Pausa caffè  ☕.
    •  Supportive international community.
    • Daily activities and exercises in the community.
    • Flexibility, accountability & continuous support.

Domande e risposte | Questions and answers

Italian Incubator is the first course of the "La Trilogia" that makes up Italian Campus!

 It is followed by Italian Accelerator 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 the level test and let's find out! 

You can join Italian Campus with a subscription plan of €127/month with no commitment, and leave whenever you feel you have reached your current objective. Or stay until the end! Up to you!

You can also commit to the entire 10 months journey for €997, save €273 + get a free strategy session.

Every week, (during the active phases of Campus), on Tuesday, 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! It is more than enough!

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, 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 Campus journey, and you will be able to catch up on everything during the implementation and review periods! We had students take vacations up to 6-8 weeks and they were able to catch up and then move forward. 

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! 

If you are on a monthly subscription plan, you can cancel any time. Just write us an email. 

 Keep in mind that once you are no longer part of the Italian Campus program you won't be able to access any of its contents. (Imagine you have a gym subscription. You can't use any of the facilities once you have cancelled it, right?)

We will have implementation and review learning activities between the intensive 7-week periods.

Learning is an upward spiral, and after each intensive period we need to spiral back and make sure everything is rock-solid!

Italian Campus brings you to a solid A2 level, and with most of the elements you need for B1 already under your belt!  

Italian Campus graduates will have the possibility to join the Forma Mentis membership, where they will have access to exclusive Forma Mentis resources, activities, and will be able to move forward, or even repeat the Campus programs with no additional charge as many times as they need. 

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

What our graduates say 

Our Campus graduates share their experiences.

Is this the right Italian language course for me?

This program is perfect for you if:

  • You are a complete beginner in Italian and you want to start on the right foot.
  • You are an elementary level student, with gaps in the foundations. 
  • You have been learning Italian for a while, but need to review the basics in a structured way.
  • You are passionate about Italy, Italian language and culture.

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

find your voice in italian

Weekly Modules

Every weekly unit consists of 5-6 lessons with functional vocabulary, bite-sized grammar and cultural elements explored through audio, video, texts and downloads. 

Live Sessions

Every week you will have access to a live Q&A session "The Grammar clinic".
We will answer your questions and address the most challenging topics!

Exercises & Assignments

 Exercises are interactive and encompass for all language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking. You'll receive individual assignments feedback!

Pronunciation Workout

You will work on crafting correct Italian pronunciation in each weekly unit, with audio exercises, while acquiring and revisiting functional vocabulary. 

Community Learning

In the course community you will connect with like-minded italophiles, share your progress, ask questions and participate in exercises and discussions. 

Mindset & Methodology 

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

What our graduates say 

 Italian Campus graduates share their experiences.



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Susan Haberman

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.

2 weeks ago
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.

4 weeks ago
Kim Wallin

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.

1 month ago
David Harmon

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.

1 month ago
Elaine Harmon

Highly recommended!

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.

1 month ago
Rebecca Churchill

Loved it!

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.

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

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Hi, I'm Tania Troyan.

I am the founder of 7-week Italian and the creator of the 3D method.
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 over two decades now exploring those mechanisms, while focusing mainly on my biggest passion: the  Italian language.  💗

I realised something was missing in the way languages are traditionally taught to adults.

There was a need for a teaching methodology focused on the student and their challenges, and not just on the mechanisms of the language.

And that's how the 3D method was born: a structured teaching methodology for holistic language acquisition.

It's my way to make a difference and help my students transform their lives by acquiring a new linguistic identity and feeling at home in Italy. 

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! It is the time necessary for our brain to rewire and, applied to language learning, to transition to the next proficiency level.  Each active learning phase of our Italian Campus is 7 weeks!

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.

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