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Pontifical University of the Holy Cross - Rome

Living Latin
Living Ancient Greek
Living Biblical Hebrew
Methodological seminar for teachers

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


Department of Languages PUSC
+39 06 681641


Hunter College

Beginning Intensive Latin - 6 cr.
Greek and Latin Roots of English - 3 cr.
The Domus in Latin Literature - 3 cr.
Greek Civilization - 3 cr.
Classical Mythology - 3 cr.
Classical Archaeology - 3 cr.

Myth, Roots, and Archaeology will be taught fully online. Beginning Intensive Latin covers the equivalent of first year college Latin. "Domus" is our combined upper level undergrad / MA level Latin class.

Contact Ronnie Ancona, Classics Division Head, for further details about Hunter College application deadlines, course registration, and calendar for specific classes.


Ronnie Ancona

Polis, The Jerusalem Institute of Languages and Humanities


  • 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.


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.


Benjamin Lewis

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

Teaching Latin: Instruction in Latin Pedagogy


Kevin Scahill

Sara Myers