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Latin Instruction

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Summer 2018 Schedule

The International Institute for Culture is offering 3 Latin Summer Programs:

Intensive Beginner Latin
Intensive Intermediate Latin
Introductory Weekly Latin Course


Intensive Beginner Latin:
Jun 18 – Jul 13
and
Intensive Intermediate Latin:
Jul 16 - Aug 10

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Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm

These courses are an excellent opportunity for those who want to study the classics, philosophy, law, medicine, theology - or simply be more fully connected with our own cultural heritage, in order to understand  better  both our past and our present. 

The courses:

  • Each session covers the equivalent material of two semesters of University-level Latin studies;
  • Provides a thorough introduction to classical Latin grammar and syntax;
  • Employs the inductive method of language instruction;
  • Uses the ecclesiastical, or “mediaeval”, form of pronunciation;
  • Supplemental readings from Ancient, Patristic, and Mediaeval authors will be presented, along with the prayers of the Church and the parts of the mass from the Roman Missal.

Required Texts:

  • Stephanie Pope, et al.  Cambridge Latin Course, North American Fourth Edition, Units 1-3. 

Recommended Texts:

  • Benjamin Hall Kennedy.  Revised Latin Primer
  • Langenscheidt Pocket Latin Dictionary
  • Norma Goldman and Ladislas Szymanski.  English Grammar for Students of Latin

Cost of the program:
$1,500 per session, not including the texts. 
$2,700 if both sessions are taken.
Other photocopied materials will be provided. 

About the instructor:
Stephen C. Córdova is the Latin Teacher at Martin Saints Classical High School in Oreland, PA.  An expert Latinist with over twenty years of teaching experience, he brings an enthusiastic approach to the marvels of the Latin language.

If you need housing for the program, please contact Rebecca Haas at  215-877-9910 or write her at rhaas@iiculture.org.


For more information, contact the instructor, Stephen C. Córdova: cordovensis@gmail.com and copy rhaas@iiculture.org.

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Introductory Weekly Latin Course
Tuesday Evenings:  Jun 12 – Aug 21

The International Institute for Culture is pleased to offer a Tuesday evening introductory Latin course for adult learners this summer. The classes will be held in the Ivy Hall library from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on the following dates:

June 12th, 19th, and 26th; July 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st; August 7th, 14th, and 21st.

The course teaches classical Latin grammar with the ecclesiastical or “mediaeval” pronunciation. It covers the basic features of Latin as an inflected language, with opportunities for speaking the language, reading simple stories, and learning the basic prayers of the Church and the parts of the Mass in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite. This course is an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers of home-schooled students or for any adult learner wanting to be more fully connected with our cultural heritage, in order to understand better both our past and our present. 

The Cost: $250 for the total course, that is, $25 per session. 

The Texts: The required texts and additional electronic or photocopied texts will be provided.

For more information, contact the instructor, Stephen C. Córdova: cordovensis@gmail.com and copy rhaas@iiculture.org.


About the instructor: 

Stephen C. Córdova is the Latin Teacher at Martin Saints Classical High School in Oreland, PA.  An expert Latinist with over twenty years of teaching experience, he brings an enthusiastic approach to the marvels of the Latin language.

If you need housing for the program, please contact Rebecca Haas at  215-877-9910 or write her at rhaas@iiculture.org.

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The IIC offers Latin classes throughout the year in the evening on Wednesdays, as well as full-time summer intensive courses. For more information, click here to contact the Institute.



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