The IICS is an educational institution that aims to promote the intellectual and moral development of the person through higher education in the field of humanistic studies.

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Our Method is Inductive and Contextual

Our courses are conducted directly in Latin or Ancient Greek, such that students learn vocabulary and grammar by means of active usage – the same method with which we naturally learn a language.

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History and Tradition

Our methods make use of the more recent discoveries in the modern field of language-teaching, while nonetheless being founded on an attentive study of the methods of the ancient humanistic schools.

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The Courses

Perfect for: University and High school students, classical languages instructors, Latin and Ancient Greek language and literature enthusiasts.

Educational objectives: Learn how to comprehend a Latin or Greek text simply by reading it, without needing to continually consult a dictionary.

Certifications: our courses provide University Credits (CFU / ECTS) and High School Credits.


– Lessons are held directly in Latin or Ancient Greek
– Innovation and humanistic tradition
– Inductive-contextual method: learn the natural way

Academic Courses

The course is organized according to different levels: studies begin from the first rudiments of the language to lead the student, already in the first academic year, to the direct understanding of the classics by reading only the original text. The course is given entirely in Latin.

The course is articulated according to different levels: studies begin from the first elements of the grammar to lead the student to the direct understanding of the classics by reading only the original text. The course is given entirely in ancient Greek.

Summer courses

The IICS, in collaboration with the University of Jordan presents the first summer course in Living Latin to ever be held in the Arab World.

Lingua Ecclesiae is the first intensive summer Latin course specifically designed for ecclesiastics.

In 2019 we will organize intensive summer courses in Latin language and / or literature, alongside seminars on didactic theory.

Refresher Courses for Teachers

The IICS organizes refresher courses for high-school Latin teachers recognized by the MIUR – Ufficio Scolastico Regionale per il Lazio. Teachers may participate in our language courses at the IICS headquarters, or in the on-site methodology courses that we are able to organize at their own school.

The IICS provides support to Latin and/or Greek classroom teachers: our own educators collaborate with the classroom teacher in planning lessons, and accompany him/her for a few classroom hours, providing support and guidance in the implementation of the method and the active use of the language.


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Wed 05-09-2018

Visiting Petra in Latin

The summer course organized by the IICS at the University of Jordan in Amman was successfully concluded: the academic and political authorities of the country…

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Sun 17-06-2018

Orationes discipulorum Latinae

On the occasion of the closing of the academic year, we want to greet all our friends, students and benefactors of the IISC, presenting the…

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Wed 06-06-2018

Corriere della Sera about IISC

Dear friends, we would like to inform you that, on June 2nd, the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera dedicated an article to present our Latin…

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Wed 20-12-2017

Exams of 6 CFU/ECTS at the IICS

The educational offer of the Italian Institute for Classical Studies is increasingly appreciated by cultural and educational institutions in Italy and abroad. In this sense,…

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