E-LATIN

Latin – June-July 2021

A unique cultural experience in the heart of Rome and at the origins of Roman culture, in direct contact with the language. The course, with the Patronage of the Municipality of Rome, is organized in three progressive levels, from the Basic level to the Advanced one; students may attend the whole course or one or two of the levels. Students will fastly learn Latin grammar and vocabulary, studying thousands of words in order to reach fluency in reading original Latin texts.

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COURSE PRESENTATION

Summer courses via streaming provide a new way in studying classical languages: in a short yet intensive time, they offer to international scholars and entushiasts an incredible experience, which combines the scientific nature of the Higher Education Courses at the IISC with the emotion of reviving the life of Classical authors in the very same places where they have lived, together with friends who share a common love for literature and humanities. Classes are open to everyone and they require students to speak only in Latin, through the “IISC inductive-contextual methodology”.

 

DIDACTIC OFFERINGS

The lessons, taught through the inductive-contextual method (that is, through the active use of written and spoken Latin, initially by the lecturer, and then by the learners as well), provide the best opportunities to study the subject in depth. Stemming from this solid background, the learners are asked to actively use the rules they have learned, both in speaking and writing. Lessons progress in three different levels: Basic – Intermediate – Advanced. Students may decide to attend one or two levels or the whole course to reach a complete knowledge and understanding of the Latin language.
Lessons take place from Monday to Friday. The same lesson is taught in two different time slots every day, so that students abroad may follow classes according to the preferred time slot. Single levels last two weeks; the fourth week is common to two levels, i.e. Intermediate and Advanced. The whole course lasts 5 weeks.

The Basic level is open to everyone: no pre-requisite is needed
Those who whish to attend the Intermediate or Advanced level (without attending the Basic level) must take an entrance exam. We suggest to those who have not previous and sound konwledge of Latin through active use to attend the course starting from the Basic level.
Lessons require a serious commitment: professors will ask to spend some of the free time in personal study. The course deals with the entirety of Latin grammar and guarantees the learning of 1600 most frequent Latin words, which correspond to the 80% of the Classical authors’ vocabulary.

USEFUL INFORMATION (FOR 2021 COURSES):

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Duration:
Basic Level: from June, 21 to July, 2
Intermediate Level: from July, 5 to July, 16
Advanced Level: from July, 12 to July, 23
Hours:
from Monday to Friday, in different time slots (according to the student’s preferences):
SLOT A: from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. (Rome Timezone – GMT+1)
SLOT B: from 5:30 p.m. to 20:00 p.m. (Rome Timezone – GMT+1)
Location:
Virtual classroom on Zoom platform
Course Structure:
Single Level: 25 hours of lessons (10 lessons)
Entire Course: 63 hours of lessons (25 lessons)
Limited Enrollment
Fees:
€ 250 for those who attend 1 level
€ 500 for those who attend 2 levels
€ 549 for those who attend 3 levels!

Syllabus

BASIC LEVEL
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INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
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ADVANCED LEVEL
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25 hours of lessons 25 hours of lessons 25 hours of lessons
Pre-requisites No background knowledge is requested. A sound knowledge of the most fundamental rules of Latin grammar and of 650 of the most frequent Latin words. They should possess the ability to understand a non complex text in Latin, both written and orally. (A admission test is required) A sound knowledge of Latin morphology and syntax and of the 1500 most frequent words in Latin literature. (A admission test is required).
Objectives Students will learn the most fundamental rules of Latin grammar. They will acquire the ability to understand simple texts in Latin without needing a translation. Students will possess a sound knowledge of Latin morphology and of most part of Latin syntax. They will acquire the ability to understand a text of medium-high difficulty in Latin by simply reading it. Students will acquire the ability to understand even a complex Latin text by simply reading it.

SUBSCRIBE

The online enrolment can be made through our website.
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Course Fees

The Registration Fees (200 euros) has to be paid within 5 days from online enrolment.
The remaining amount has to be paid by May, 31:
– € 50 for those who attend 1 level
– € 300 for those who attend 2 levels
– € 349 for those who attend 3 levels!

Payment may be made in person at IISC secretary, by cash or cheque. Alternatively we accept wire transfer (Account holder: Associazione culturale Istituto Italiano di Studi Classici; IBAN: IT 80 W 02008 05013 000103893909; BIC/SWIFT: UNCRITM1006; Description: E-LATIN for *Name Surname of the student*).

BIBLIOGRAPHY

It is of the utmost importance that students have their textbook since the first day of classes.

1. H. H. Ørberg, Lingua Latina per se illustrata – Pars I: Familia Romana
2. H. H. Ørberg, Exercitia Latina (Cap I-XXXV)
3. Excerpts (provided by the instructor) from textbooks from the 1900s, based on the inductive-contextual method, by the following authors: W.H.D. Rouse, R.B. Appleton, W.H.S. Jones, G. Pasquetti, G.B. Gandino, C.W.E. Peckett, A.R. Munday, U. E. Paoli
4. Excerpts (provided by the instructor) of Latin classics, including passages from Seneca, Cicero, Catullus, Martial, and others

Recommended readings (the following texts are not required for the exam, but are recommended for those who wish to strengthen their knowledge):
1. C. Pavanetto, Elementa linguae et grammaticae Latinae, LAS
2. W. H. S. Jones, Intermediate oral Latin reader, based on Cicero’s De senectute, with extracts from Martial and Horace, Blackie and Son (Download pdf)
3. Erasmo da Rotterdam, Colloquia (view the link)

DATES AND TIMES

Basic Level

CLASS SCHEDULE 2021

From Monday to Friday. Students may choose one among the following time slots:

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Slot A 00:00 – 2:30 a.m. 3:00 – 5:30 a.m. 8:00 – 10:30  a.m. 9:00 – 11:30  a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Slot B 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 4:30 – 7:00  p.m. 5:30 – 8:00  p.m. 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 00:30 – 3:00 a.m. (+1) 3:30 – 6:00 a.m. (+1)
CLASS CALENDAR
First Week from June, 21 to June, 25
Second Week from June, 28 to July, 2

Intermediate Level

CLASS SCHEDULE 2021

From Monday to Friday. Students may choose one among the following time slots:

Los Angeles New York London Rome Istanbul Beijing Sidney
Slot A 00:00 – 2:30 a.m. 3:00 – 5:30 a.m. 8:00 – 10:30  a.m. 9:00 – 11:30  a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Slot B 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 4:30 – 7:00  p.m. 5:30 – 8:00  p.m. 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 00:30 – 3:00 a.m. (+1) 3:30 – 6:00 a.m. (+1)
CLASS CALENDAR
Third Week from July, 5 to July, 9
Fourth Week from July, 12 to July, 16

Advanced Level

From Monday to Friday. Students may choose one among the following time slots:

Los Angeles New York London Rome Istanbul Beijing Sidney
Slot A 00:00 – 2:30 a.m. 3:00 – 5:30 a.m. 8:00 – 10:30  a.m. 9:00 – 11:30  a.m. 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Slot B 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 4:30 – 7:00  p.m. 5:30 – 8:00  p.m. 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. 00:30 – 3:00 a.m. (+1) 3:30 – 6:00 a.m. (+1)
CLASS CALENDAR
Fourth Week from July, 12 to July, 16
Fifth Week from July, 19 to July, 23
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