Online summer Greek course
Graecia capta ferum victorem cepit, et artes
intulit agresti Latio.
Horace, Epistolae, II, 1, 156.
What is it
A summer Greek language course, based on the “nature”, or “inductive-contextual”, method, and directed towards everyone, from teachers to students to plain enthusiasts, who has a love for the language of Plato.
Four different learning levels
When registering, the participants will choose one of these three levels: A1, A2, B1 or B2.1.
Students must have the following books: Athènaze I (the much augmented Italian edition) and Meletèmata I for the levels A1-B1, and Athènaze II and Meletèmata II for the level B2.1. The following chart shows the chapters of to be covered:
A1: chapters I through V;
A2: chapters VI through X;
B1: chapters XI through XV;
B2: chapters XVI through XVIII.
In the four levels, the following points of grammar will be dealt with, respectively:
A1: the alphabet; Greek orthography and pronunciation; the article; the first and second declension; first class adjectives; personal pronouns; possessives; the present indicative active; the imperative active; the infinitive active;
A2: all the declensions; second class adjectives; the present indicative middle; the present participle active and middle; numerals; the interrogative tís and the indefinite tis.
B1: the 1st and the 2nd aorist, the imperfect, the relative pronoun and relative clauses, 3rd declension nouns with stem in -εσ-, comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, the demonstratives οὗτος, ὅδε, ἐκεῖνος, expressions of time, interrogative and indefinite adverbs.
B2.1: the 3rd aorist, contracted verbs in -ο-, contracted nouns of the 2nd declension, the verbs δύναμαι, κεῖμαι and ἐπίσταμαι, the irregular nouns ἡ ναῦς and ὁ βοῦς, numerals, the future, the verbs εἶμι, δίδωμι and τίθημι, final clauses with ὡς and the future participle, the meanings of αὐτός, 3rd declension adjectives of the group of ταχύς, ταχεῖα, ταχύ.
A course tailored for you
We believe that Greek is a language too, and that in order to learn any language well, one must exercise the four basic linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
We want everybody to take an active part in our lessons; that’s why, each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.
To get an idea of how our lessons go, and to choose the right level, we recommend taking a look at the following videos, focused respectively on A1 and A2.
Dates of the courses and timetable of lessons:
The courses will be held from the 4th of July to the 12th of August (12 90-minute lessons: two per week).
The A1 and B1 courses will start on the 4th of July and will end on the 11th of August.
The A2 and B2 courses will start on the 5th of July and will end on the 12th of August.
The same courses, along with one of the following level (B2.2), will be held again from October to December: so, if during the summer you have followed the lessons of the A2 level, from October you will be able, if you wish, to follow the lessons of the B1 level.
All lessons will be held on Zoom. They will follow this timetable:
A1: every Monday and Thursday, from the 4th of July to the 11th of August: lessons will begin at 4:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
A2: every Tuesday and Friday, from the the 5th of July to the 12th of August: lessons will begin at 4:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B1: every Monday and Thursday, from the 4th of July to the 11th of August: lessons will begin at 6:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B2.1: every Tuesday and Friday, from the the 5th of July to the 12th of August: lessons will begin at 6:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
Should you be unable to attend a lesson, the Schola Latina will be glad to provide you with a video recording.
To help participants to meet and make friends, we’ll form some groups on Whatsapp or similar programmes.
Students must have the following books: Athènaze I (the much augmented Italian edition) and Meletèmata I for the levels A2-B1, and Athènaze II and Meletèmata II for the level B2.1. Other teaching material will be provided by our teacher during the lessons.
All lessons will be held by the teacher of the Schola Latina: Renan Marques Liparotti.
Cost of the courses
Each course costs 199 euros. This doesn’t include the above mentioned books.
How to apply
The applications will close no later than June the 19th, but they might even close before that deadline, if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!
To apply, it is required to fill out the form below. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be kept valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the sending of the form.
Language of the course: Greek (sometimes also English, Italian or Spanish)
Level: beginning (A1, A2) and intermediate (B1, B2.1)
Maximum number of participants per group: 10
Date of beginning: the 4 of July: A1 and B1; the 5 of July: A2 and B2.1
Duration of the course: 12 90-minute lessons for 6 weeks
Teaching material: Athènaze I and Meletèmata I for the levels A1-B1; Athènaze II and Meletèmata II for the level B2.1
Teacher: Renan Marques Liparotti
Cost of the course: 199 euros
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