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Language Course

Latin

Overview

The goal of this course is to enable the student to read Latin without the use of a dictionary or translation, and to read as fluently as one could read in French or Spanish. Latin is treated as a living language. Teaching methods commonly used for modern language acquisition are applied to Latin: total physical response (TPR), role-playing games, gradual complexity of dialogues and stories, and gradual grammatical progression. These learning methods will help the student to internalize grammatical forms and vocabulary. Latin will be the only language heard by the students throughout the course.

All courses are taught using The Polis Method which immerses students in the target language from the very first class which allows learning in a more natural way. The Polis Method focuses on total immersion and speech fluency and we believe helps students acquire the language quicker than the traditional grammar translation method.

Classical Latin, taught in its broadest sense, includes the golden age of Latin literature (1st c. BC – 1st c. AD) as well as the Imperial Latin from the Nerva-Antonine dynasty (96-192 AD) and the Severan dynasty (193-235 AD). This period has the advantage of being an intermediate between pre-Classical Latin and Late Latin (3rd c.-6th c. AD). Even authors from the 4th or 5th centuries AD such as St. Augustine of Hippo or St. Jerome, albeit writing in a slightly different language than the classical one, took the golden age of Latin literature as a reference. Studying Classical Latin (in the broad sense) allows us to easily read the most interesting Latin texts of Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

 

Enrollment

Open

Program Dates

Feb 16 – Jun 17, 2021

Program Length

4 Months

Location

Jerusalem, (EU Time)

Courses

Latin I

Online

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Monday/Wednesday 16:00-18:00 (GMT+2)

Tuition

ILS 2,550

More Information

This course will give the student a broad understanding of the basic morphology of Latin (case system, verb system, and basic vocabulary) with the goal of being able to hold a basic conversation as well as to read and understand simple texts in Latin without translating according to The Polis Method. The instructors will assess and grade their students within the framework of the Latin Department’s examination standards. There will be more than two formal examinations. The assessment will consider written and oral skill sets.

There will only be an online group.

Latin II

In-Person
Online

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Tuesday/Thursday 10:45-12:45 (GMT+3)

Tuition

ILS 2,550

Total Hours

80 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Tuesday/Thursday 9:45-11:45 (GMT+2)

Tuition

ILS 2,550

More Information

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

Registration is based on a placement test or completion of level 1.

Latin IV

In-Person
Online

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Jerusalem: Monday/Wednesday: 11:15-12:45 (GMT+3)

Tuition

ILS 2,050

Total Hours

60 Academic Hours

Dates

February 16, 2021 – June 17, 2021

Schedule

Online: Monday/Wednesday 10:15-11:45 (GMT+2)

Tuition

ILS 2,050

More Information

This course will give the student a broad understanding of the basic morphology of Latin (case system, verb system, and basic vocabulary) with the goal of being able to hold a basic conversation as well as to read and understand simple texts in Latin without translating according to The Polis Method. The instructors will assess and grade their students within the framework of the Latin Department’s examination standards. There will be more than two formal examinations. The assessment will consider written and oral skill sets.

There will be one group in Jerusalem and one group online

Registration is based on a placement test or completion of level III.

 

How to Apply
Fees

Admissions

Fees

Registration Fee

ILS 350

Students who have been accepted to a program will be asked to confirm their attendance by paying the registration fee which is part of the total tuition fee for the academic year when they begin their studies.

Self-Financed Student Discount

ILS 5000

Discount is available for students who are financing their studies from their own resources or loans or their close family.

Early Registration Discount

ILS 200

Discount is available for students who register and pay in full by February 3, 2021.

Tuition Fee
Latin I
Online
Latin II
In-Person
Latin II
Online
Latin IV
In-Person
Latin IV
Online
ILS 2550ILS 2550ILS 2550ILS 2050ILS 2050