Scholae latinae: online Latin course

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

In January we’ll continue our series of courses of Latin and Greek. They’ll be followed by other courses in April.
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);
Latin literature of the Renaissance: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);

Greek language: beginner level (A1) and intermediate (B1).

How to apply
The applications will close no later than January the 2nd, 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 January-March 2023), all those who have taken part in at least one course held from October to December 2022, and all those who are under 21 years of age at the time of registration, will receive a discount of 10%. The discounts are not combinable.

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. For level C1 the textbook of reference will be H. H. Ørberg’s Roma aeterna. 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;
C1: 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, 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 the courses
A1 and B1 level courses will be held from the 23rd of January to the 23rd of March (18 one-hour lessons: two per week).
A2 and B2 level courses will be held from the 24th of January to the 24th of March (18 one-hour lessons: two per week).
The C1 level course will be held from the 20th of January to the 24th of March (10 75-minute lessons: one per week).
The same courses will be held again from April to June: so, if from January to March you have followed the lessons of a lower level, such as A2, from April 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 23rd of January to the 23rd of March: lessons will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 1).
A2: every Tuesday and Friday, from from the 24th of January to the 24th of March: lessons will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 1).
B1: every Monday and Thursday, from the 23rd of January to the 23rd of March: lessons will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 1).
B2: every Tuesday and Friday, from the from the 24th of January to the 24th of March: lessons will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 1).
The C1 course will be held on Zoom, every Friday, from the 20th of January to the 24th of March: lessons will begin at 5:30 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 1).
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:
Roberto Carfagni, Natalija Čepeláková and Luciano Romano.

Cost of the courses
The A1, A2, B1 and B2 courses cost 219 euros each.

The C1 course costs 175 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 January-March 2023), all those who have taken part in at least one course held from October to December 2022, and all those who are under 21 years of age at the time of registration, will receive a discount of 10%. The discounts are not combinable.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than January the 2nd, 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 20th of January: C1; the 23rd of January: A1 and B1; the 24th of January: 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: Roberto Carfagni, Natalija Čepeláková and Luciano Romano.
Cost of the courses: A1, A2, B1, B2: 219 euros each; C1: 175 euros

LATIN COMPOSITION

The course on Latin composition will be focused on the art of writing letters in Latin.
In each class, we’ll read and discuss together an original Latin letter. The related homework, pensum domesticum, will be corrected during the following lesson.
Beside writing letters on different subjects and to different addressees, we’ll also practise writing descriptions and short stories.

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.

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
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, Julius Zwißler, Wolfenbüttel 19007.
– Springhetti, E.: Institutiones stili Latini, Pontificia Universitas Gregoriana, Romae 1954.
– Traìna, A. – Bertotti, T.: Sintassi normativa della lingua latina, Cappelli, Bologna 2003.
– 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 18th of January to the 22nd of March (ten 75-minute lessons: one per week).

All lessons will be held on Zoom. Every Wednesday, they will begin at 7:15 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 1).
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.

Teachers
The teacher will be Mr Jiří A. Čepelák.

Cost of the course
The course costs 199 euros.
All those who register for two or more of our courses (for the period January-March 2023), all those who have taken part in at least one course held from October to December 2022, and all those who are under 21 years of age at the time of registration, will receive a discount of 10%. The discounts are not combinable.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than January the 2nd, 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 18th of January
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Wednesday for 10 weeks
Teacher: Jiří A. Čepelák
Cost of the course: 199 euros

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