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Latin Instruction

Latin Lives at Ivy Hall!
Fall 2018 Courses

The International Institute for Culture is pleased to offer a series of evening Latin courses for adult learners this fall. Enjoy the company of like-minded folks as we study Latin – this most LIVING language – in the gracious rooms of Ivy Hall.

nota bene: If you are unsure which class is best suited to your needs, please contact the instructor.

Introductory Latin (Beginning Level)  

Class begins on Monday, 17th September, and runs for ten weeks.
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.

This course provides systematic instruction in Latin grammar, syntax, vocabulary and sentence building in English to Latin as well as Latin to English. Using the Cambridge Latin Series (North American 4th edition), experience in reading extended narrative is introduced from the very beginning.

Adults who have had an introductory level study of Latin, or who are interested in returning to Latin after some years but who are not yet ready to read extended texts independently, will find this course an excellent preparation for the Readings course.

Cost: $350.00 for a ten-week session, plus cost of materials. Copies of the first volume of Cambridge Latin are available on loan from the International Institute for Culture.


Foundations II ( Intermediate Level )

Class begins on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 and runs for ten weeks.

Time: 4:30-6:00 p.m.
This course continues systematic instruction in Latin grammar, syntax, vocabulary and sentence building, using Orberg’s Lingua Latina as a primary text, beginning with chapter 19.

Cost: $350.00 for a ten-week session, plus cost of materials.

Readings in Latin (Advanced Level)

Class begins on Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 and runs for ten weeks.

Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.

This course will be an on-going review and application of Latin grammar and syntax using Latin literature from various sources and periods, ancient to modern, following the interests of participants. Our primary purpose at the Readings level is to use the Latin we have acquired to read original Latin works. Past selections have included Roman poetry, St Patrick’s Confessio, and passages of the Vulgate Scriptures using a beautiful facsimile of the Book of Kells, which afforded the opportunity not only of reading Scripture in Latin, but of learning to decipher the beautiful manuscript text as well. We finished this past year by working with Mozart’s Requiem, translating the poetic text and appreciating his musical genius at the service of prayer. Each year we take the opportunity to read passages from the post-classical and medieval periods, using various sources such as Beeson’s anthology of medieval literature.

If you have a basic knowledge of Latin and want the opportunity to read text with assistance, and to engage in thoughtful discussion of the content with fellow Latin lovers, we would welcome your addition to our numbers.

Cost: $350.00 for a ten-week session, plus cost of materials.


Intermediate Latin

Class begins on Thursday, September 20th, 2018 and runs for ten weeks.

Time: 6:30-8:00pm

This course continues the introduction to Latin studies following lessons 21-34 of the Cambridge Latin Series (North American 4th edition).  Students with some Latin experience are welcome to join.

Cost: $350.00 for a ten-week session, plus cost of materials.


About the instructor: 

Stephen C. Córdova is a Latin instructor at the International Institute for Culture. He did his graduate work at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. An expert Latinist with more than two decades of teaching experience, he brings an enthusiastic approach to the marvels of the Latin language.  You may contact him at cordovensis@gmail.com

To apply for the classses, please contact Miss Rebecca Haas at 215-877-9910 or write her at rhaas@iiculture.org and copy Stephen C. Córdova at cordovensis@gmail.com.


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