Latin intensive course
in collaboration with the Polis Institute
Learn to speak Latin as a living language!
Do you wish to read the Latin Bible, Cicero’s dialogues or Erasmus’ Adagia in the original text, as easily as you read texts in your own language? Hearing and speaking Latin is a way to learn the language that has shaped our culture just like you would learn a modern language – in a ‘living way. The Polis Institute is offering active Latin classes that will help you achieve that.
The classes employ cutting-edge techniques used for teaching living languages. We present the richness of Classical Latin through reading, writing, speaking and listening, following a natural progression. From the very first session, the lessons are conducted in Latin and the students are encouraged to express themselves in this language when talking to both the teacher and each other. The vocabulary and the grammar used are those of Classical Latin – the form of the Latin language used in the 1st century B.C., and that many authors used in the following centuries, in the Renaissance and some still do today. Classical Latin also enables one to understand other forms of Latin – Late Antique Latin, Medieval Latin and Ecclesiastical Latin. It is therefore the key to the entire Latin corpus, which this intensive course offers you to begin to make your own.