Italian Incubator
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ITALIAN INCUBATOR

Perfect if you are a beginner or a self- taught learner | 7 weeks

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


What's in the Incubator?

    •  Self-paced lessons designed with the 3D method
    • Real stories of famous Italians and Italy’s most beloved expats.
    •   Live Grammar Clinics  (+ recordings)
    •   Weekly assignments 
    •  Feedback on assignments
    •  Supportive international community
    • Conversation practice (Pausa caffè  ☕)
    •  Flexibility, accountability & support.

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


What  our students say...

ONLINE ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSE
 a perfect mix of self-paced and live learning

A truly holistic learning experience 
 

This course, with  weekly self-paced units and live lessons, will allow complete beginners and  self-taught elementary learners of Italian to lay solid foundations for their future fluency.  

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


In this 7-week course, you will find everything you need to build your Italian fluency from the ground up, with a mix of guided self-paced and live tutoring, conversation practice and a supportive international community.  

 


IS THIS COURSE FOR ME?

This program is perfect for you if:

👉 You are a complete beginner in Italian.
👉 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. 

find your voice in italian

Weekly Units

Every weekly module includes 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 live Q&A session "The Grammar clinic", to address the most challenging issues.

Exercises and Assignments

Every lesson is accompanied by interactive exercises for all language skills: reading, writing, listening, speaking and thinking.

Pronunciation workout

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

Community & Accountability

Share your progress, ask questions, participate in discussions and connect with likeminded people in our Course Community.  

Mindset and methodology 

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

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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!

1 month 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.

2 months ago
Linda Signorelli

an excellent course of study!

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

2 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!

2 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.

2 months ago
Sarah Duncan

So glad I joined!

I was concerned at first as I had been trying to learn Italian for over a year and felt I was a bit beyond the beginning of introducing myself. I was very happy to find that I learned new things right away! Tania really gets into the deep building blocks of the language and makes it very easy to understand so that the concepts click. The platform was very easy for me to navigate and the tasks were helpful to the learning process. I really enjoyed the live clinics and would have loved to have more. I also benefited greatly from the Pausa Caffè study group. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone wanting to truly learn the Italian language.

2 months ago
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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.  

Over the years 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 not just on the mechanisms of the language.
And that's how the 3D method was born: a structured teaching method for a holistic language acquisition.

The method is based on elements of neuroscience and psycholinguistics and it provides tools and techniques to fast-track fluency in all language skills, while exposing the student to Italian art, history, culture and... mentality.  
 
It's my way to make a change and help my students' transform their lives by acquiring a new linguistic identity.  


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. 

OUR METHODOLOGY

At 7-week Italian we have developed a unique methodology that allows our students to undergo a 
holistic learning experience.  

We call it the 3D Method, because it is an all-encompassing methodology that involves the 3 dimensions of the learning process:  the language, the student, and the program.

We believe that learning a language can be a rewarding and joyous process, and the results usually depend on the learning techniques and the methodology applied, rather just than on your personal aptitude or memory.  

By following the fundamentals of our methodology, adopting the right mindset and using the techniques we provide, you can avoid overwhelm, grow your abilities steadily,  make measurable progress and enjoy using Italian and thinking in Italian from the very first steps.
 

growing language skills simultaneously 

Learning Italian means acquiring the 4 main language skills: reading, writing, listening comprehension and speaking.  Our courses allow the students to work on these skills simultaneously from the very beginning, in order to ensure a steady and balanced progress. There is one more skill we help to build into the process:  thinking in Italian from the very first steps, instead of translating from your native language. 

language as communication tool

For the human brain language is a communication tool. Yet,  most teaching methods treat it as an end goal in itself. Our method uses language as a means to an end.  By using Italian to acquire and process information,  we make it relevant, engaging and memorable.   All our content is enriched with cultural references, because we believe Italian culture is paramount for gaining real mastery of the language.

making language relevant

The relevance of the content that is being learned and the way they are structured to interact with the student's reality is paramount. It’s infinitely easier to process new words that are related to the student's interests, professional activity, future plans or everyday life situations.  This makes the process of language acquisition a more rewarding one, given the immediate use and relevance of the language.

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