A four week intensive course in Latin using the Polis method
Learn to speak Latin as a living language!
Prof. Daniel Blanchard
of the Cercle latin de Paris, author of the book Forum
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 ‘lively’ manner. The Polis teaching method will help you achieve that.
This method is based on techniques that are usually used nowadays in teaching living languages. As such, it presents the richness of Classical Latin through a series of texts that follow 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 both to the teacher and to each other. The vocabulary and the grammatical structures used are those of Classical Latin – that form of the Latin language that has reached its perfection in the 1st century B.C., and that the best of 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 culture, which this intensive course offers you to begin to make your own.
You will find more information on the Polis method in the following site: http://poliskoine.com/
Level I (No prior knowledge is necessary): 80 hours.
Location: Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome, Italy) http://www.pusc.it/eng/
Dates: From 4 July to 30 July 2011, 4 hours a day (9:00-13:00), from Monday to Saturday (except from 16 July to 20 July).
Fees: 550 Euros.