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Want to Learn to Speak Latin or Greek This (2017) Summer? Here’s Where!

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Things have changed in the world of Latin since I start­ed to teach myself to speak Latin many years ago.

Now there is a wide selec­tion of sum­mer immer­sion-style sum­mer cours­es in Latin (and a few in ancient Greek) where the par­tic­i­pants only speak Latin or Greek dur­ing the course.

Though I nev­er attend­ed one while learn­ing Latin, I have been teach­ing at two the last few years, the Rus­ti­ca­tio in Vir­ginia and the Con­ven­tic­u­lum Bostoniense in Boston and I have seen the impact that being immersed in Latin for an extend­ed peri­od of time can have for begin­ners as well as more advanced stu­dents of Latin. After spend­ing a week or more liv­ing in Latin, the lan­guage comes alive and that lan­guage that may have seemed so alien and abstract becomes some­thing quite tan­gi­ble and present.

Since there is a great vari­ety of Latin pro­grams avail­able, I have tried to gath­er every sin­gle one below for easy ref­er­ence. Bear in mind that I only have expe­ri­ence with two of them, so I can­not vouch for the qual­i­ty. Click the name of the pro­grams to access the accom­pa­ny­ing web­site and learn more about them.

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Bene valete!


LATIN LANGUAGE SUMMER PROGRAMS

EUROPE

June 6–12 Schola Lati­na Corcagien­sis (Cork, Irland)

June 10–July 16 Liv­ing Latin in Rome (Rome, Italy)

June 26–August 20 Acad­e­mia Vivar­i­um Novum (Rome, Italy)

July 2–16 Scholae Aes­ti­vae in Italia (Mon­tel­la, Italy)

July 3–7 Col­lo­quia Lati­na IV (Barcelona, Spain)

July 3–21 Polis Latin (Rome, Italy)

July 7–13 L.V.P.A. Sem­i­nar­i­um Lat­inum Monas­te­riense (Mün­ster, Germany)

July 4–8 Col­lo­quia Bar­ci­nonen­sia (Barcelona, Spain)

July 9–30 Vil­la Æsti­va in Agris Mugel­la­nis (Flo­rence, Italy)

July 17–30 Schola Aes­ti­va Latini­tatis vivae Pos­nanien­sis (Poz­nan, Poland).

July 17–22 Ger­man­icum sem­i­nar­i­um Ottiliense (Ger­many)

July 20–August 26 5th Freis­ing Latin Week (Freis­ing, Germany)

July 24–August 19 Scholae Aes­ti­vae Latini­tatis Vivae (The Netherlands)

July 29–August 5 28th Amöneb­urg Latin Week (Amöneb­urg, Germany)

July 31–August 5 Con­ven­tic­u­lum Viter­bi­ense (Viter­bo, Italy)

August 20–26 Ger­man­icum sem­i­nar­i­um Theulegien­se (Ger­many)

August 21–27 CAELVM: Cur­sus Aes­tivus Latini­tatis Vivae Matriten­sis (Madrid, Spain)

USA

June 13–17 Ser­mo Fideli­um (Ame­nia, New York)

June 30–July 6 Rus­ti­ca­tio Tiron­um (Charlestown, West Virginia)

July 5–11 Con­ven­tic­u­lum Dick­in­soniense (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

July 7–13Rus­ti­ca­tio Omnibus (Charlestown, West Virginia)

July 18–24 Rus­ti­ca­tio vet­er­a­no­rum (Charlestown, West Virginia)

July 18–24 Cenac­u­lum Famil­i­ae Sanc­ti Hierony­mi (Mobile, Alabama)

July 20–26 Con­ven­tic­u­lum Lex­in­toniense (Lex­ing­ton, Kentucky)

July 31–August 5 Tus­cu­lum Vir­gini­anum (McDow­ell, Virginia)

July 31–August 5 Veterum Sapi­en­tia (Bel­mont, North Carolina)

August 1–8 Con­ven­tic­u­lum Bostoniense (Salem, Massachusetts)


SPOKEN ANCIENT GREEK SUMMER PROGRAMS

EUROPE & USA

June 11–30  Active Greek Insti­tute (Bridge­wa­ter, Massachusetts)

July 12–19 Con­ven­tic­u­lum Grae­cum (Lex­ing­ton, Kentucky)

July 3–21 Polis Greek (Rome, Italy)

August 5–20  Liv­ing Greek in Greece (Selian­i­ti­ka, Greece)

August 19–September 2 Hel­lenikon Idyl­lion’s Ancient Greek sem­i­nar (Greece)

August 27–29 Ἑλληνικοὶ διάλογοι ἐν τῇ Ἱσπανίᾳ (Madrid, Spain)

August 30–September 28 Polis Insti­tute: Koine Greek (Jerusalem, Israel)


The spo­ken Latin world is grow­ing, but many have no idea there are so many sum­mer cours­es in spo­ken Latin. Help spread the word by shar­ing this post!

Daniel Pettersson

Daniel Pettersson

Teacher and author Daniel Pettersson, M.A., is co-founder of Latinitium and is currently teaching Latin at Stockholm University, where he is also working on his Ph.D. dissertation on Humanist Colloquia. Daniel believes in the importance of Latin literature in the modern world and that you can teach yourself Latin with the right motivation, method, and material.
Written by Daniel Pettersson

Written by Daniel Pettersson

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