Language Classes - CAI Website

Go to content

Main menu:

Language Classes

Language Courses in Ancient Greek and Latin

CAI Language Summer School 2019:
The Classical Association of Ireland is pleased to announce the 2019 Language courses in Ancient Greek and Latin, which will take place at Trinity College Dublin, 4-14 June 2019.

The Association runs Beginners and intermediate courses in both Latin and Greek.

The purpose of the courses is to provide an opportunity for those with little or no knowledge of Greek or Latin to acquire a foundation in the language in a brief period of intensive study. It is designed to serve the needs of a variety of students; those who may wish to pursue a degree in Classics but have had no opportunity to study Greek or Latin at second level; those who need Greek or Latin as an aid to studies in related fields such as Philosophy, Biblical studies, Theology, Romance languages, English literature and Medieval studies; and those who are simply interested in language and in Hellenic and Roman culture.

The courses will be taught by experienced language teachers and will consist of three meetings per day with intervals for study between sessions (15 hours of class per week). The courses will be for beginners and also for those who have already reached the standard attained at the end of the beginners course (e.g., the first three sections of Reading Latin and the first four sections of Reading Greek). It is hoped that, by the end of these courses, students will have acquired a sufficient grasp of the elements of the language to enable them to read simple texts.

The courses are open to all persons over 16. The fee is €400.00 (full-time students and pensioners €200). Registration forms can be obtained from the CAI website: classicalassociation.ie or from Dr. Cosetta Cadau, Department of Classics,Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2 (cadauc@tcd.ie). To secure a place registration forms should be sent as soon as possible, accompanied by full fee, to the address below.

Further information can be acquired by emailing cadauc@tcd.ie

Cosetta Cadau

Greek Application Form
Latin Application Form

The Ancient Greek Reading Circle
The Ancient Greek Reading Circle is a group that meets under the auspices of CAI (Dublin) to share a mutual interest and pleasure in Ancient Greek literature. We welcome you this Autumn to a new series of sessions to consider, translate and discuss texts from authors belonging to any of the eras and areas that produced Greek literature from the 8th Century BC to the Byzantine age. Each session will be guided by a leader who will situate the chosen text in its historical and literary context and who will moderate the translation and discussion to follow.

All sessions are on MONDAYS @ 7pm.
Venue is TCD, Arts Block, Department of Classics (6th Floor)

The Latin Reading Group
The Latin Reading Group meets under the auspices of CAI (Dublin) to share a mutual interest and pleasure in Latin literature from its beginnings onwards, with an emphasis on the classical literature. We welcome you this Autumn to a new series of sessions to consider, translate and discuss texts from authors producing Latin literature from the 3rd Century BC to modern times. Each session will be guided by a leader who will situate the chosen text in its historical and literary context and who will moderate the translation and discussion to follow.

All sessions are on FIRST WEDNESDAYS @ 7.30pm.
Venue is UCD, Newman Block School of Classics, Room K217 (2nd Floor)

Department of Classics
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2
Ireland

International Byzantine Greek Summer School

Trinity College Dublin
14 July – 10 August 2019

The Department of Classics at Trinity College Dublin is delighted to welcome back the International Byzantine Greek Summer School (IBGSS) in July–August 2019. This well-established course, directed by Dr Anthony Hirst in Belfast, Birmingham and Dublin since 2002, teaches Byzantine Greek at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced level and allows early learners to engage with original medieval and late antique Greek texts from the start.

Course dates:
Level 1 Beginners: 14–27 July 2019
Level 2/2.5 Intermediate: 28 July – 10 August 2019
Level 3 Advanced Reading: 28 July – 10 August 2019

Further information: www.tcd.ie/Classics/byzantine/

Applications:

  •    Please complete and return the form at www.tcd.ie/Classics/byzantine

  •    Deadline: 12 April 2019

  •    Course fee: €450/two weeks

  •    Accommodation: can be booked on application to the course at €400/two weeks

  •    A limited number of student bursaries are available for this course.








 
Back to content | Back to main menu