COURSE: 8-Week Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, 22 June – 13 August 2015. The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is € 1825.
UCC’s Greek and Latin Summer School was established in 1999 in order to offer complete beginners the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for reading original Ancient Greek or Latin texts.
The course is ideal for Masters and Doctoral students in any discipline who require knowledge of either language for their future research. However, undergraduate students, teachers and anyone over the age of 18 with an interest in Classics are also more than welcome to apply.
The Summer School was awarded the European Label for Innovative and Creative Language Teaching and Learning in 2004 by the Linguistics Institute of Ireland on behalf of the European Commission.
The jurors were “impressed by the planning, energy and dedication which is being invested to ensure the success of such an intensive language learning module” and that we “have succeeded in making the UCC course exemplary at an international level” due to “the vision and professionalism” of all involved.
Parallel programmes are offered in Latin and Ancient Greek and both start from scratch, with the assumption that students have no prior experience in either language. The 8 weeks actually comprise 3 separate modules.
* LT6101 Beginners’ Latin I: weeks 1-4 (15 ECTS credits)
* LT6002 Beginners’ Latin II: weeks 5-6 (5 ECTS credits)
* LT6003 Latin Texts: weeks 7-8 (5 ECTS credits).
* GK6101 Beginners’ Greek I: weeks 1-4 (15 ECTS credits)
* GK6002 Beginners’ Greek II: weeks 5-6 (5 ECTS credits)
* GK6003 Greek Texts: weeks 7-8 (5 ECTS credits).
In each language 6 weeks will be spent completing the basic grammar. Classes occupy the mornings 6 days a week (9.30am-1pm MWF, 10am-12.30pm TThS, with a half-hour coffee break each day). Weekly tests will be held on Saturdays at 10am (no alternative arrangements will be possible). It is essential to complete and pass these to gain credit.
During the last two weeks classes are from 10am-1pm (with a half-hour coffee break) for 8 days (Monday to Friday and the following Monday to Wednesday) and the final exam will be on the morning of the last Thursday (i.e. August 13th).
For the whole 8 weeks, afternoons are left free to allow for absorption of material and to complete homework assignments for the following day, and staff are always on hand for consultation. Though classes are only held in the morning the course is very demanding and requires complete dedication.
Full payment must be made before 1 June 2015.
Contact: Mrs Vicky Janssens, Director and Latin Teacher.