SCHOLAE AESTIVAE PER RETE

Non […] tam praeclarum est scire Latine quam turpe nescire.
Cicero, Brutus, 140.

About our courses
The Scholae aestivae per Rete are a Latin language course, conducted in Latin and based on the
 “nature”, or “inductive-contextual,” method. The course is directed towards everyone, from teachers to students to plain enthusiasts, who has a love for the language of Rome.

Six different learning levels
When registering, the participants will choose one of six levels – from level A1, the most elementary, to C2, the most advanced.

We recommend that in choosing your level you take into account not only your passive knowledge of the language but also, and even more importantly, your active proficiency in speaking and writing.
For levels A and B the textbook of reference will be H. H. Ørberg’s Familia Romana. For level C1 (language) the textbook of reference will be H. H. Ørberg’s Roma aeterna, whereas in levels C1 and C2 (literature) we will read and discuss authors from every time period: the texts will be somewhat easier in level C1, a little more difficult in level C2. As a rough suggestion, if you use Lingua Latina per se illustrata: register for level C1 (literature) if you have finished studying Familia Romana and the first five chapters of Roma aeterna; register for level C2 if you have read Roma aeterna until at least chapter 45.
The following chart shows the chapters of Familia Romana to be covered in levels A and B:
A1: chapters I through X;
A2: chapters XI through XIX;
B1: chapters XX through XXVII;
B2: chapters XXVIII through XXXIV;
C1 (language): chapters XXXVII through XL of Roma aeterna (which include, among other things, about 100 verses by Virgil).

As far as grammar is concerned, here are the subjects that will be covered in each level:
A1: the first three declensions, first class adjectives, demonstrative pronouns and adjectives, the present infinitive;
A2: the five declensions, first and second class adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, comparatives and superlatives of adjectives and adverbs, deponent verbs, the present, imperfect and future indicative, both active and passive;
B1: the supine, the perfect, pluperfect and future indicative, both active and passive, the present subjunctive, the gerund;
B2: the gerundive, all the tenses of the subjunctive, the sequence of tenses, the syntax of period.

A course tailored for you
We believe that Latin 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, in levels A, B and C1 (language), each group will be composed of no more than ten participants.
In levels C1 and C2 (literature), groups will comprise no more than twelve students, but they will sometimes be divided into smaller working groups.
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, A2, B1 and B2:

Dates of the courses: levels A and B
A and B level courses will be held from the 27th of June to the 23rd of July (twelve 75-minute lessons: three per week), and from the 1st to the 27th of August (12 more 75-minute lessons).

According to this schedule, if in July you have followed the lessons of a lower level, such as A2, in August you will be able, if you wish, to follow the lessons of the following level, here B1. 

Timetable of the lessons: levels A and B
All lessons will be held on
Zoom.
To allow people of different nationalities to participate in our courses, we have decided to teach the same lesson twice every day.
When registering, therefore, participants are kindly requested to state whether they intend to follow the morning or the afternoon lessons – by this we mean lessons that will be held in Italy during the morning or during the afternoon respectively.
A and B level lessons will be held from the 27th of June to the 23rd of July and from the 1st to the 27th of August.
They will follow this timetable:
A1: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: lessons will begin at 10 a. m. and at 4 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
A2: every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: lessons will begin at 11:30 a. m. and at 5:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B1: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: lessons will begin at 10 a. m. and at 4 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B2: every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday: lessons will begin at 11:30 a. m. and at 5:30 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.

Dates of the courses and timetable of lessons: level C1 (language)
All lessons will be held on Zoom from the 27th of June to the 22nd of July (eight 90-minute lessons: two per week), and from the 1st to the 26th of August (eight 90-minute lessons: two per week).
Should you be unable to attend a lesson, the Schola Latina will be glad to provide you with a video recording.

Dates of the courses and timetable of lessons: levels C1 and C2 (literature)
They will last one week, from the 25th to the 30th of July (twelve one-hour lessons: two per day), following this timetable:

C1: every day: the first lesson will begin at 3 p. m. and the second at 4:15 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
C2: every day: the first lesson will begin at 5:30 p. m. and the second at 6:45 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.

The cost of the courses
Levels A and B

Option 1: twelve 75-minute lessons, from the 27th of June to the 23rd of July. Cost: 170 euros per person.
Option 2: twelve 75-minute lessons, from the 1st to the 27th of August. Cost: 170 euros per person.
Option 3: twenty-four 75-minute lessons, from the 27th of June to the 27th of August. Cost: 300 euros per person.

Level C1 (language)
Option 4: eight 90-minute lessons (two per week), from the 27th of June to the 22nd of July, or from the 1st to the 26th of August. Cost: 140 euros per person.

Levels C1 and C2 (literature)
Option 5: twelve lessons, each lasting an hour, from the 25th to the 30th of July. Cost: 110 euros per person.

Teaching material
Students of levels A and B must have the following books:
Familia Romana, Latine disco (student’s manual), the Grammatica Latina and the Exercitia Latina I.
Students of level C1 (language) must have the following books: Roma aeterna, Roma aeterna: instructions and the Exercitia Latina II.
Other teaching material will be provided by our teachers during the lessons.

Students of levels C1 and C2 (literature) will receive teaching material from our teachers.

Our teachers
All the lessons will be held by the teachers of the Schola Latina or, depending on the number of groups, by some other guest teachers.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than June the 19th for the courses beginning on the 27th of June, and no later than July the 10th for the courses beginning on the 25th of July and on the 1st of August. 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’s required to fill out the form below. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all the details that you need 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.

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