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Pontifical University of the Holy Cross - Rome

Latin
Koiné Greek
Biblical Hebrew
Methodological seminar for ancient languages professors

The courses are given at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross (Rome), in collaboration with the Polis Institute of Languages and Humanities (Jerusalem). The courses are taught following the Polis method. According to that method, Koine Greek is taught in Koine Greek, Latin in Latin and Biblical Hebrew in Biblical Hebrew, as living languages.
The first lessons are based upon the TPR (Total Physical Response) method, which allows the student to be actively involved in the class. Besides, through the TPR Storytelling technique the student assimilates the vocabulary in a natural way and starts speaking the ancient language right from the very beginning. Polis is so far the only institute in the world where one can learn these three languages (Latin, Ancient Greek and Biblical Hebrew) as living ones.

A methodogical seminar is offered to ancient language professors who want to learn teaching by the Polis method.


CONTACT INFORMATION

Dipartimento di lingue PUSC
lingue@pusc.it
http://en.pusc.it/lingue

Polis, The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities

Courses:

  • Classical Syriac (Level II) | Jerusalem | The Polis Institute | July 3-21, 2017 | 2,100 NIS
  • Biblical Hebrew (Level III) | Jerusalem | The Polis Institute | August 30 - September 28, 2017 | 2,800 NIS
  • Koine Greek (Level I+II combined) |Jerusalem | The Polis Institute | August 30 - September 28, 2017 | 3,750 NIS
  • Koine Greek (Level I) | Boston, Massachusetts | Bridgewater State University | June 11-30, 2017 | $1,400 USD

Study classical Syriac, Biblical Hebrew, or Koine Greek in with Polis - The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities! The institute was established by a group of academics with the shared goal of promoting the learning of ancient and Semitic languages. The founders believe that the best way to understand an ancient or modern text or culture is to become immersed in the language, through listening, speaking, writing, and reading. The Polis Method, which is applied in all language courses, is made up of pedagogical methodologies that mimic the ways in which children are taught their mother tongue.

Using methods such as Total Physical Response and Storytelling, students are constantly involved in the learning process, and are completely immersed in the target language from the first day. This method allows for ancient languages to come alive and be used as a living language. It also creates an environment where students from all over the world can study together and communicate with one another. Students at Polis find a welcoming, warm environment, where they can learn a new language and improve their skills while learning about the cultures and people of Jerusalem and meet people from all over the world.

CONTACT INFORMATION

 info@polisjerusalem.org
972-075-701-1048

http://www.polisjerusalem.org/summer-programs

Polis: The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities
8 HaAyin Het Street
9511208 Jerusalem, Israel

The Philology Institute

The Philology Institute offers intensive six-week introductory summer courses in Greek, Latin, and Hebrew. Each course meets three hours a day, five days a week. No prior experience is needed. At the end of six weeks, students will have covered all basic grammar and will be able to read and translate sentences with the aid of a dictionary. The tuition cost is low and scholarships are available. The course enrollment is capped at 12 students. See our website for more details, including specific dates for our summer courses.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Benjamin Lewis
director@thephilologyinstitute.com
859-354-4532

www.thephilologyinstitute.com

PO Box 41, Wilmore, KY 40390

University of Virginia

Intensive Beginning Latin offered in the Summer Language Institute: The program covers the equivalent of four semesters of college-level courses, and is designed either for students with no prior knowledge of Latin or those who wish to gain a more solid grounding in the fundamentals of the language.

Greek Mythology: Introduces major themes of Greek mythological thought; surveys myths about the olympic pantheon and the legends of the heroes. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.virginia.edu/classics/.

Teaching Latin: Instruction in Latin Pedagogy https://summer.virginia.edu/teaching-latin

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kevin Scahill
ks8ff@virginia.edu
4349243008

Sara Myers
ksm8m@virginia.edu
4349243036

http://sli.virginia.edu

https://summer.virginia.edu/courses/classics

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Archaeology of Egypt
Sex and Gender in Antiquity
Medical Terminology
Classical Mythology

CLAR 242 Archaeology of Egypt (May 11-27)
This course is an introductory survey of the archaeology, art and architecture of ancient Egypt, ranging in time from the prehistoric cultures of the Nile Valley through the New Kingdom. While the course will examine famous features and characters of ancient Egypt it will also provide a wide-ranging review of the archaeology of this remarkable land as well as the method and theories used to understand ancient Egypt.  Attention will be placed on how major sites and artifacts contribute to our understanding of the Egyptian world-view and its visual expression.  Students will also have the opportunity to examine ancient Egyptian objects first-hand through in-class activities and visits to local museums.
Prof. Jennifer Gates-Foster | gatesfos@email.unc.edu

CLAS 242 Sex and Gender in Antiquity (May 11-June 16)
The purpose of this course is to explore gender constructs, what it meant to be a woman or a man, in antiquity, as revealed in literary, historical and archaeological sources. Throughout the five-and-a-half week course we will analyze and discuss ancient attitudes and ideas about love, sexuality, normative and non-binary gender, and more. The primary readings will be from Homer, Euripides, Plato, Ovid, Petronius, and other ancient authors. Additional readings drawn from the field of gender studies will serve to highlight the primary texts’ issues and their relevance for our contemporary society.
Instructor: Keith Penich | kpenich@live.unc.edu

CLAS 126 Medical Terminology (June 20-July 26)
Systematic study of the formation of scientific and medical terms from Greek and Latin roots, to build vocabulary and recognition.
Instructor: Andrew Ficklin | aficklin@live.unc.edu

CLAS 131 Classical Mythology (June 20-July 26)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the myths of the ancient Greeks and Romans, the stories about gods, goddesses, and heroes that were told and retold throughout antiquity. Reading and discussion will emphasize not only the stories themselves, but also their historical and cultural context. How were myths transmitted in ancient times? What roles did they play in Greco-Roman culture? What can we learn from them about the ways that ancient Greeks and Romans understood the world around them? In our explorations we will concentrate on literary texts, especially epic and tragedy, but will also examine visual representations of myths in painting and sculpture. Alongside daily class discussion, this course will include visits to the Ackland Art Museum, viewings of modern film adaptations of myths, and scavenger hunts for mythological symbolism on UNC's campus.
Instructor: Tedd Wimperis | wimperis@email.unc.edu

CONTACT INFORMATION

Jennifer Gates-Foster
gatesfos@email.unc.edu

http://summer.unc.edu/registration/

http://classics.unc.edu/

Department of Classics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
212 Murphey Hall, CB#3145
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3145