Scholae latinae: Latin language courses

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

In October we’ll begin our series of courses of Latin (and one of Greek). They’ll be followed by other courses in January and March of next year.
For now, you can register for the following courses (which have a limited number of participants):
Latin language: elementary (A1, A2), intermediate (B1, B2) and advanced level (C1);
Latin composition: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Ancient Latin literature: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Medieval Latin literature: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
History of Greek and Roman art: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Greek language: beginner level (A1).

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might close even earlier if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!
To apply you must fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you’ll be provided all the details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the form is sent.
All those who register for two or more of the courses above (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

LATIN LANGUAGE

The Latin language course, conducted in Latin and based on the “nature”, or “inductive-contextual”, method, is meant for everyone, from teachers to students to plain enthusiasts, with a love for the language of Rome.

Five different learning levels
When registering, the participants will choose one of five levels – from level A1, the most elementary, to C1, the advanced.

We recommend that in choosing your level you consider not only your passive knowledge of the language but also, and even more importantly, your active proficiency in speaking and writing.
The textbook of reference for levels A and B will be H. H. Ørberg’s Familia Romana. The following chart shows the chapters of Familia Romana to be covered:
A1: chapters I through X;
A2: chapters XI through XVIII;
B1: chapters XIX through XXVII;
B2: chapters XXVIII through XXXIV.

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, present infinitive;
A2: the five declensions, first and second class adjectives, pronouns, adverbs, deponent verbs, the present indicative, both active and passive;
B1: supine, the imperfect, perfect, pluperfect and future indicative, both active and passive, present subjunctive, gerund;
B2: gerundive, all the tenses of subjunctive, the sequence of tenses, syntax of period.

The textbook of reference for level C1 will be H. H. Ørberg’s Roma aeterna, and we’ll cover chapters XXXVII-XLI, which include, among other things, more than 150 verses by Vergil and Ovid.

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, 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, A2, B1 and B2.

Dates of courses
A1 and B1 level courses will be held from the 18th of October to the 16th of December (18 one-hour lessons: two per week).
A2 and B2 level courses will be held from the 19th of October to the 17th of December (18 one-hour lessons: two per week).
The C1 level course will be held from the 15th of October to the 17 od December (10 75-minute lessons: one per week).
The same courses will be held again from January to March: so, if from October to December you have followed the lessons of a lower level, such as A2, from January you will be able, if you wish, to follow the lessons of the following level, here B1.
All lessons will be held on Zoom. They will follow this timetable:
A1: every Monday and Thursday, from the 18th of October to the 16th of December: lessons will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
A2: every Tuesday and Friday, from the 19th of October to the 17th of December: lessons will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B1: every Monday and Thursday, from the 18th of October to the 16th of December: lessons will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B2: every Tuesday and Friday, from the 19th of October to the 17th of December: lessons will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
The C1 course will be held on Zoom, every Friday, from the 15th of October to the 17th of December: lessons will begin 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.
To help participants to meet and make friends, we’ll form some groups on Whatsapp or similar programmes.

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

Teachers
All lessons will be held by the teachers of the Schola Latina:
Tommaso Francesco Bórri, Roberto Carfagni, Omar López Pacheco and Renan Marques Liparotti.

Cost of the courses
The A1, A2, B1 and B2 courses cost 210 euros each.

The C1 course costs 170 euros.
These prices don’t include the above mentioned books. 
All those who register for two or more of the courses above (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might even close before that deadline, if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!

To apply you must fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the form is sent.

In short:
Language of the course: Latin

Levels: elementary (A1, A2), intermediate (B1, B2), advanced (C1)
Maximum number of participants per group: 10
Dates of beginning: the 15th of October: C1; the 18th of October: A1 and B1; the 19th of October: A2 and B2
Duration of the course: A and B levels: 18 one-hour lessons for 9 weeks; C1 level: 10 75-minute lessons for 10 weeks
Teaching material: for A and B levels: Familia RomanaLatine disco (student’s manual), the Grammatica Latina and the Exercitia Latina I; for the C1 level: Roma aeterna, the Exercitia Latina II and Roma aeterna: instructions
Teachers: Tommaso Francesco Bórri, Roberto Carfagni, Omar López Pacheco, Renan Marques Liparotti
Cost of the courses: A1, A2, B1, B2: 210 euros each; C1: 170 euros

LATIN COMPOSITION

This is the first in a series of three courses on Latin composition, which, moving from the main points of syntax, will gradually lead the student to the analysis and imitation of various literary genres.

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.

Occasionally the student will be asked to do a pensum domesticum to send the teacher for corrections.
An advanced knowledge of the Latin language is required.
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.

Teaching material and course programme
In this first course we’ll see the most important rules of syntax, and we’ll practice them by composing (increasingly elaborate) texts in various genres, by describing pictures, and by imitating the classic authors.

The teacher will provide abundant material and numerous exercises during the lessons. In any case, from all the books about Latin composition, it seems appropriate to single a few out:
– Hofmann, J. B. – Szantyr, A.: Lateinische Syntax und Stilistik, 2nd volume, C. H. Beck’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, München 1972.
– Menge, Hermann: Repetitorium der lateinischen Syntax und Stilistik, Wolfenbüttel, Verlag von Julius Zwißler, 19007.
– Springhetti, E.: Institutiones stili Latini, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Romae 1954.
– Tunberg, Terence – Minkova, Milena: Readings and exercises in Latin prose composition: from Antiquity to the Renaissance, Focus, Newburyport 2004. 

Dates of the course
The course will be held from the 14th of October to the 16th of December (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).

All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Thursday, they will begin at 7 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.

Teacher
The teachers will be Mr Tommaso Francesco Bórri and Mr Jiří A. Čepelák.

Cost of the course
The course costs 190 euros.

All those who register for two or more of the courses above (for the period October-December 2021) will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than October the 10th, but they might close even earlier if the maximum number of applicants is reached. So apply sooner rather than later!

To apply you must fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Upon receiving the application, you will be provided all details needed to make the bank transfer.
The application will be valid the moment the deposit is received, provided this happens within ten days after the form is sent.

In short:
Language of the course: Latin

Level of knowledge of the language: advanced (C1 or C2)
Maximum number of participants per group: 10
Date of beginning: the 14th of October
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Thursday for 10 weeks
Teachers: Tommaso Francesco Bórri, Jiří A. Čepelák
Cost of the course: 190 euros

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