Italian Incubator

Autumn edition 2022 begins on
September 30th! 



In the 7 weeks of 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.
  • 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.

 We will begin with a live Welcome & Orientation  session on the 30th (5 pm CEST)
After the session the first self-paced Incubator week will become available!
You will have 7 days to complete the lessons and hand in your "compiti" assignment!
We will then have a live Grammar Clinic to make sure that all your questions are answered!
After which Week 2 of Incubator will be released.
Every week you will also meet with your Pausa Caffè study group to practice new vocabulary!

The lessons of each weekly unit are self-paced.
The live Grammar Clinic takes place on Friday at 5pm.
Can't participate? Ask your questions in advance and watch the replay!

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

Is Italian Incubator right for you?

In this video I walk you through the program's structure and contents

Why is this Italian language program so unique?

Because I created it together with my 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. 

Course Fees

       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  (Friday 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.

 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 

7-week Italian 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.

Course Curriculum

(click on the arrow on the right to open the units)

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

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

Lay solid foundations for your Italian fluency with a holistic  3D learning experience.

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 

7-week Italian graduates share their experiences.



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Rosie Meleady

I didn't think this would be for me...

I didn't think this would be for me as I have tried so many different classes in the last 7 years and I thought it would be too basic. But it helped me correct a lot of the basic foundations that were holding me back and in a very enjoyable and interesting way. I highly recommend this method, even if you feel you know the basics!

5 months ago
Elizabeth George

A brilliant course!

I found the course well constructed and very helpful. I especially liked all the strategies that were given to improve in language learning. Each lesson had a wide variety of activities to complete. Lessons were logical and built on each other . I would highly recommend this course to everyone who is interested in learning basic Italian and having a good foundation to build on for future Italian studies.

5 months ago
Linda Signorelli

an excellent course of study!

an excellent course of study... spero di prendere Accelerator!

5 months ago
Sandra Barrientos-Caprioli

It's true! Beginners do learn so much of the Italian language in 7 weeks!

Excellent/Eccellente! As a beginner in both Italian and online self-paced instruction, this course was Fantastic! I could have enrolled in a traditional Italian beginner’s class at the university as an employee at no cost, but the traditional class would not have given me the confidence and what I learned in the Italian Incubator in 7 weeks! The structure of the course and the variety of courseware that was utilized for the exercises was entertaining and capturing. I can say not only did the overall course, methodology, and psychology of the 3D format enthralled me, but it was Tania and her team’s dedication to making one feel comfortable in making mistakes. Tania and her team's genuine encouragement and motivation to “Fly/Volare” and leave one’s comfort zone is wonderful. This course is a true learning experience in so many ways! It is self-paced and does require time and practice. In addition to meeting wonderful people from all over the world who were interested in learning Italian for the love of the language and culture, the 7-day boot camp and Italian Incubator was simply eccellente!

5 months ago
George Newton

A great course!

I have really enjoyed this course I have lived in Italy for 18 months with my Italian girlfriend and watch Italian tv but have learned more these last seven weeks, Tania explains everything in a way that makes you want to learn more and the course is fun as well so you enjoy learning I would recommend this course even if you can speak basic Italian because it not only explains the structure it explains the thought and feeling of language. I ran away from school when I was young and joined the forces so verbs and adjectives were alien to me but the way Tania explains the use of them even I can understand lol . So if you are reading these comments and thinking about joining a course my advice would be do it you won’t find better.

5 months ago
Anna M. Hefner

Excellent for building a solid foundation

As a teacher myself, I appreciate the multiple pathways for learning and retaining language. This course truly takes advantage of the proven principles of teaching and learning. The course is well-paced, well-organized, and expertly facilitated. I am not a beginner, but I really needed to brush up on the foundations of Italian. This course has been perfect. I work and therefore have been unable to participate in grammar clinics or to keep up the pace prescribed, but the structure of the course has allowed me to work on my own and still reap all the benefits the course offers. Highly recommend!

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

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.
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 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.

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