Classical Languages Institute

2019 Dates TBA

The Christendom Classical Languages Institute offers six-week introductory courses in both Latin and Ancient Greek. Each course covers the equivalent of a year-long introductory sequence at the college level. Upon completion, students will be able to read classical, biblical, and patristic literature with the help of a dictionary. The Institute is open to both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as to ambitious and motivated high school students. No previous study of either language is required.

Each course will follow an intensive sequence through the language’s grammar, syntax, and vocabulary, but lessons will also include extensive continuous readings and conversation in the ancient language. The Latin course will use Wheelock’s Latin and Hans Ørberg’s Lingua Latina per se Illustrata; Greek will use Chase and Phillips’s A New Introduction to Greek and Mario Díaz Ávila’s Alexandros. Regular Greek and Latin lunch table discussions will also supplement class instruction. Christendom College Classics faculty will do all teaching and will be readily available for individual meetings outside of class.

The Institute takes its character and animating spirit from a firm conviction that the loving study of Latin and Ancient Greek, as living languages, is a perpetual source of cultural renewal.

Course Offerings

  • Intensive Latin with Dr. Andrew Beer

    Monday–Friday, 8:45–11:15 am

  • Intensive Greek with Dr. Kevin Tracy

    Monday–Friday, 1:00–3:30 pm

Register by June 1!

Apply online, submit a mail-in application,  or call (703) 658-4304 to register.

Tuition: $2340 ($390/credit)
Room & Board: $1700 (register before June 1)
Early Registration Fee: $50 (ends June 1)

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