Scholae latinae: online Latin course

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

In April we’ll continue our series of courses of Latin (and three of Greek). They’ll be followed by other courses at the end of June and in October.
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);
Roman antiquities: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Roman philosophy: for students at advanced level (C1 or C2);
Greek language: beginner level (A1, A2) and intermediate (B1).

How to apply
The applications will close no later than April the 3rd, 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 April-June 2022), and all those who have taken part in at least one course held from January to March 2022, 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, 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.

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 Virgil 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 the courses
A1 and B1 level courses will be held from the 18th of April to the 16th of June (18 one-hour lessons: two per week).
A2 and B2 level courses will be held from the 19th of April to the 17th of June (18 one-hour lessons: two per week).
The C1 level course will be held from the 22nd of April to the 24th of June (10 75-minute lessons: one per week).
The same courses will be held again from the end of June to August and from October to December: so, if from Abril to June you have followed the lessons of a lower level, such as A2, from the end of June 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 April to the 16th of June: lessons will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
A2: every Tuesday and Friday, from the 19th of April to the 17th of June: lessons will begin at 5:45 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B1: every Monday and Thursday, from the 18th of April to the 16th of June: lessons will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
B2: every Tuesday and Friday, from the 19th of April to the 17th of June: lessons will begin at 7 p. m., Rome time (UTC + 2).
The C1 course will be held on Zoom, every Friday, from the 22nd of April to the 24th of June: 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:
Roberto Carfagni, Omar López Pacheco and Renan Marques Liparotti.

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 our courses (for the period April-June 2022), and all those who have taken part in at least one course held from January to March 2022, will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than April the 3rd, 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 18th of April: A1 and B1; the 19th of April: A2 and B2; the 22nd of April: C1
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, Omar López Pacheco, Renan Marques Liparotti
Cost of the courses: A1, A2, B1, B2: 219 euros each; C1: 175 euros

LATIN COMPOSITION

Since last January we were unfortunately unable to admit to the course of Latin composition all those who were interested in it, we’ll offer it again in April.
The course on Latin composition, moving from the main points of syntax, will gradually lead the students 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 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, 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 21st of April to the 23rd of June (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.

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

Cost of the course
The course costs 199 euros.
All those who register for two or more of ous courses (for the period April-June 2022), and all those who have taken part in at least one course held from January to March 2022, will receive a discount of 10%.

How to apply
The applications will close no later than April the 3rd, 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 21st of April
Duration of the course: 10 75-minute lessons, every Thursday for 10 weeks
Teachers: Tommaso Francesco Bórri, Jiří A. Čepelák
Cost of the course: 199 euros

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