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Telepaideia: Latin and Greek Online

Telepaideia

Program Description

Telepaideia allows you to study active Latin and Greek with our expert teachers from the comfort of your own home. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. 

Normal courses meet weekly for one hour and cover a range of classical authors and themes. Intensive courses meet four times per week for one hour. All courses are 10 weeks long, beginning the week of September 27th.

See below for more information on individual course offerings and times. Professional development credit is available for high school teachers. 

How it Works

Telepaideia courses are taught online using Google Hangouts. To participate, you will need a Gmail address, a high-speed internet connection, a personal computer with a working microphone, headphones or a headset, and a quiet place to work. Participation from noisy public public places like coffee shops is not permitted because it can distract other participants and the teacher.

Telepaideia Offerings for Fall 2015

Conversational Latin and Greek

Conversational Latin and Ancient Greek classes taught online in small groups. 

Conversational Latin for Beginners: All Sections Full

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for beginner and intermediate Latin speakers who know the basics of Latin grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Section 1 (FULL): Mondays at 8pm EST. Section 2 (FULL): Sundays at 2pm EST. Section 3 (FULL): Tuesdays at 7pm EST.
InstructorSusan Rasmussen (Section 1), Jonathan Arrington (Section 2), and David Hewett (Section 3).
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Conversational Greek for Beginners

Course Description: This Greek conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Greek as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for beginner and intermediate Greek speakers who know the basics of Greek grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Sundays at 2pm EST
InstructorZoltán Tomkó 
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intermediate Conversational Latin: FULL

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers
Textbook: Lingua Latina per se illustrata: Roma Aeterna
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Advanced Conversational Latin: Sallust's Jugurthine War: FULL

Course Description: In our sessions we will read from Sallust's second major work, the Jugurthine War, and describe it using our own Latin sentences. This will give advanced speakers the opportunity to build vocabulary and exercise themselves in discussing Latin literature with others. We will pay special attention to Sallust's distinctive and often gripping style, as well as his manner of historical narration and speech-making.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 7pm EST.
Instructor: David Hewett
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Intensive Latin and Greek for Beginners

These intensive Latin and Greek courses are offered for complete beginners.  They cover all of Latin and Greek grammar in ten weeks, and prepare students to read texts at an intermediate level.  Telepaideia intensive courses use both traditional presentation of Latin and Greek grammar in English and spoken Latin and Ancient Greek teaching techniques.

Intensive Greek 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to the Ancient Greek language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Athenaze
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9pm EST
Instructor: David Hewett
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Reading Courses

The Book of Revelation

Course Description: A traditional reading-and-translation course, designed for those with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek grammar. During the course of the term, we will read the entirety of the Book of Revelation in Greek, with some time devoted to the Latin Vulgate version and various well-known English translations.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Aristophanes' Frogs: FULL

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss Aristophanes' Frogs.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Instructor: Donna Zuckerberg
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Modern Language Courses for Classicists

Telepaideia is proud to announce a new series of modern language courses for classicists.  These language course, taught by French, German, Italian, and Greek classicists, allow participants to read and discuss great works of French, German, Italian, and Modern Greek classical scholarship in the target language.

Italian for Classicists

Course Description: An intermediate-advanced Italian course on Italian classical scholarship taught in Italian.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 12pm EST
Instructor: Maria Louisa De Seta
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

German for Classicists

Course Description: An intermediate-advanced German course on German classical scholarship taught in German.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 2pm EST
InstructorJochen Schultheiß
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Modern Greek for Classicists

Course Description: A course designed for students who know Ancient Greek and would like to learn the modern Greek language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners with knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 12pm EST
Instructor: Ilias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

French for Classicists

Course Description: An intermediate-advanced French course on French classical scholarship taught in French.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 12pm EST
Instructor: Roberto Salazar 
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students.

Enroll

To register for a Telepaideia course, please fill out this online enrollment and payment form. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org.