Latin

Pedagogy

Lessons combine the most recent acquisitions of language-teaching methodology with the teaching tradition of Renaissance humanistic schools.
From the very first lesson, courses will be held in Latin and students will be invited to use this language in order to converse among themselves and with the professor. The vocabulary and structures employed are those of Classical Latin.
Courses are based on the inductive-contextual method and follow a program that allows the student to understand and comprehend each new word and grammatical rule in a direct and immediate way.

Educational objectives

Upon completion of studies, students will be able to read and comprehend any text in Latin without needing to consult a dictionary.
Consequently, students will acquire the ability to express themselves in Latin, and will be able to grasp even minute nuances of the language, thereby guaranteeing direct access to history’s greatest literary patrimony.

LESSONS IN PRESENCE AND IN LIVE STREAMING

INFO COVID-19

  1. The IISC guarantees that students will have their own desks in the classroom and they will be distanced from other students; classrooms and educational supplies will be sanitized, according to all the health measures on Covid-19;
  2. Before entering the classroom, students will have their body temperature taken and an hand sanitizer will be provided by the IISC.
  3. If the government and the public health authorities were to decide for a new stop of the teaching activities, the IISC will hold its classes online.

Higher education courses

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Recommended for: students of Humanities, Latin teachers and professors, subject specialists

Latin language Schedule:
First Year: Fridays from 17:00 to 19:30
Second Year: Thursdays from 17:00 to 19:30
Duration:
First Year: from October 23, 2020 to May 28, 2021 (80 hours)
Second Year: from October 22, 2020 to May 26, 2021 (70 hours)
Titles released: 12 CFU / ECTS – Refresher Course for Teachers
Latin literature Schedule: Tuesdays from 17:00 to 18:15
Duration: from October 20, 2020 to May 25, 2021 (35 hours)
Titles released: 6 CFU / ECTS – Refresher Course Teachers
Latin composition and conversation Schedule: Tuesdays from 18:15 to 19:30
Duration: from February 2, 2021 to May 25, 2021 (20 hours)
Titles released: 3 CFU / ECTS
History and theory of teaching of classical languages Schedule: five Saturday mornings (9:00 am – 1:00 pm)
Duration: from February 6, 2021 to May 8, 2021 (25 hours)
Titles released: 3 CFU / ECTS, Refresher Course Teachers

Extracurricular Courses

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Recommended for: students from other faculties, Latin enthusiasts, ecclesiastic

Tirones Days and hours:
First year: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Second year: Monday, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Length:
First year: from October, 19 2020 to May, 24 2021 (42 hours)
Second year:  from October, 20 2020 to May, 25 2021 (42 hours)
Latinitas viva Days and hours:
First year: Monday, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Second year: Monday, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Length:
First year: from October, 19 2020 to May, 24 2021 (50 hours)
Second year: from October, 19 2020 to May, 24 2021 (50 hours)
Location: Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome
Qualification awarded: 6 CFUs /  ECTS
Readings of classical Latin texts Days and hours: Monday, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Length: from October, 19 2020 to May, 24 2021 (28 hours)