ABOUT US

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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General informations

Perfect for: classical languages instructors, University and High school students, 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 consult a dictionary.

Certifications: our courses provide credits for university students (CFUs/ ECTS), for high school students, and are also valid as professional development for lecturers.

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

Courses

IISC provides Advanced Learning Courses and extracurricular courses. The study covers the rudiments of the language up to straightforward comprehension of the classics through reading of original texts. The courses are taught exclusively 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.

Five-week intensive courses, structured in three levels, for a full immersion in the classical languages.

Five-week intensive course, structured in three levels, for a full immersion in the classical languages.

From 9 to 19 June 2020, the IISC provides the first “living” Latin summer course designed specifically to meet the needs of a high school student.

From 9 to 19 June 2020, the IISC provides the first “living” Classic Greek summer course designed specifically to meet the needs of a high school student.

The IISC organizes, in collaboration with the Università di Roma La Sapienza the conference: “FOEMINAE: Le donne e l’amore nel medioevo”.

A straightforward comprehension test in Latin is offered to higher education students from Italy and Europe with a prize valued at € 5.300.

Refresher Courses for Teachers MIUR Carta del docente

Permanent lecturers can take part in the first year of the Advanced Learning Course in Latin by choosing from among 3 different options and with particular special terms.

Historical and methodological meditation on the teaching of classical languages alternate with lectures and examples of practical learning activities.

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Fri 02-10-2020

Now in bookshops professor Pirrone̵...

A few weeks ago Prof. Pirrone, President of the IISC, ha published the first Italian translation of the Latin text of the Historia Brittonum for Carocci…

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Wed 23-09-2020

Let’s start again!

The Italian Institute of Classical Studies welcomes the new academic year! Classes will resume in presence and, from October, students might attend classes also in…

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Thu 05-03-2020

Article on the Vivarium Novum published...

About a month ago, the Italian newspaper Espresso has published an article on the history and the activities of the Vivarium Novum, where Giorgio Punzo is mentioned…

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Mon 17-02-2020

Summer courses in Rome

An extraordinary and international event: in the heart of Rome, a summer of total immersion in classical languages! From the 22nd of june, in collaboration…

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