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: 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 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.


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


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.

Corso intensivo di cinque settimane, strutturato su tre livelli, per una immersione totale nella lingua greca.

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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