Latin for High School Students – Rome, June 2021

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From June, 7 to June, 18 2021, the IISC, with the Patronage of the Municipality of Rome, offers the first summer course of living Latin dedicated specifically to the needings of High School students.

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  1. The IISC guarantees that classrooms and educational supplies will be sanitized, according to all the health measures on Covid-19;
  2. If the course cannot be held in presence due to health measures, it will be held in streaming.



After the many projects carried out at numerous universities in Italy and abroad, the IICS has decided to extend its offer for the summer period also to high school students.
During the course period (two weeks) we will teach all the main topics of Latin grammar and students will be led to learn a large number of words.
The aim of the course is to provide students with the skills to translate a Latin text in a short time* and without using a dictionary.

The course is characterized by the use of Latin as the sole language of communication. The inductive-contextual methodology employed ensures a more effective and rapid pace for learning grammar, vocabulary and phraseological nexus, indispensable instruments for a solid and authentic knowledge of the language.

*The average time taken by students who have completed our courses to translate a Latin text in the graduation exam is 39 minutes.


Lessons take place from 9:00 to 12:20 from Monday to Friday and cover all the main grammatical structures in addition to the 1000 most frequently used words in Latin literature.
Our teaching method consists of moments alternating between lecture-based lessons and oral and written language-usage exercises, accompanied by activities that call for students’ direct involvement and active participation. On the 7th and 8th of June, students might attend two optional lessons on the method of study of classical languages: lessons are free for those who attend the course.
The Latin language course will start on the 9th of June.

Students are required for 15 minutes a day for home study.

Course Dates:
From June 7 to 18, 2021
(7-8 June: optional classes on study methodology)
from Monday to Friday: 9:00 – 12:20
(33 course hours) + 2 optional lessons: June, 7-8: from 4 to 6 p.m.
Titles Released:
Certificates for school credits
Limited Enrollment
Registration Deadline:
subject to availability
€ 330


No specific prerequisite. Study of all the main elements of Latin grammar.
Learning of the 1000 most frequent words of Latin literature.
Students will be able to translate a Latin text quickly and without using the dictionary.


Pre-registration can be made directly through our site.
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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: PVER 2020 for *Name Surname of the student*).


– H.H. Ørberg, Lingua latina per se illustrata – Familia Romana,

Recommended reading:
– H. H. Ørberg – L. Miraglia – T. F. Borri, Lingua Latina per se illustrata – Latine disco



From Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12:20 pm.

The optional lessons of June, 7-8 are from 4 to 6 pm.

Classes on the method of study June, 7-8
Latin course from June 9 to June 18
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