Telepaideia Courses Fall 2017

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Fall 2017 semester runs for ten weeks and begins the week of September 24th. To enroll, please fill out the form linked at the bottom of the page and pay by credit card. Information about Google Hangout technology and instructions on how to join the classes will be emailed one week before the start of the class.

Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for Telepaideia courses. Students interested in taking the course for CEU credit should indicate this on their application and will be asked to submit a short (1/2-page) written reflection at the end of the course.

Conversational Latin and Greek

Conversational Latin for Beginners

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 beginning Latin speakers who know the basics of Latin grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Section 1: Mondays at 7pm EST. (FULL) Section 2: Tuesdays at 8pm EST. Section 3: Tuesdays at 2pm EST. (FULL)
InstructorJonathan Arrington (Section 1), David Hewett (Section 2), and Erin McKenna Hanses (Section 3).
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. Please note that Sections 1 and 3 are now full.

Intermediate Conversational Latin (FULL)

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language. This will be done by means of guided conversation, reading selections, and interactive activities. It is expected that participants have at least an intermediate-level mastery of Latin grammar and some experience speaking Latin.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
Instructor: Susan Rasmussen
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students (FULL)

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Latin: Ovid's Ars Amatoria (FULL)

Course DescriptionIn this conversational practice group, we shall read and discuss selections from Ovid's Ars Amatoria, using Hans Orberg's student edition of this work.  Participants will spend sessions reading passages aloud and explaining/discussing them in simpler Latin.  We shall also spend time discussing the themes and greater context of Ovid's poetry.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate-advanced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Hans Orberg's edition, available here and here.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students (FULL)

Advanced Conversational Latin: Letters of Pliny the Younger

Course Description: This Latin conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Latin as an active language. Students will read and discuss the text in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST. N.B. This course will begin the week of October 1st.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Conversational Greek for Beginners (FULL)

Course Description: This Ancient Greek conversation class is designed to allow participants to practice speaking Greek as an active language.  
Level: This course is intended for beginner Greek speakers who know the basics of Greek grammar.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Sundays at 2pm EST. N.B. This course will begin the week of October 1st.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students (FULL)

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Greek

Course Description: This Ancient Greek conversation class is designed to allow participants with an advanced working knowledge to practice speaking Greek as an active language. The discussions will include a number of subjects like the importance of myths and cultural memory in ancient societies based on the example of Roman mythology; but also different aspects of religion, history, politics and philosophy will be discussed. Thus, the students will practice the active use of the language and increase their vocabulary in these topics.  
Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Sundays at 12pm EST N.B. This course will begin the week of October 1st.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Greek: Xenophon's CYROPAEDIA

Course Description: Students in this course will read and discuss excerpts from Xenophon´s Cyropaedia in the original language.  
Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays at 12pm EST N.B. This course will begin the week of October 1st.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intensive Latin and Greek

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 Latin 

Course DescriptionThis course is an intensive introduction to the Latin language, featuring a comprehensive introduction to Latin grammar and extensive drills and practice reading original Latin texts.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Learn to Read Latin (here), and two workbooks (here and here). Please be sure to have the 2nd edition of the textbook.
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intensive Greek 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to Ancient Greek. It covers an entire introductory textbook in 10 weeks. Students will study grammar and complete workbook drills outside of class. Class will be spent on review, new exercises, and especially the many passages of unadapted Ancient Greek presented in the textbook.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Learn to Read Greek Parts 1&2 (and their accompanying workbooks) by Keller and Russell (here and here).
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays from 6pm-7:20pm EST 
InstructorDavid Hewett
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Composition Courses

Latin Composition

Course Description: In this course, students with a thorough grounding in Latin grammar will learn to compose their own original work.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate to advanced students.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 2pm EST
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Courses for High School Teachers and Students

Beginning Conversational Latin for High School Teachers (FULL)

Course DescriptionWould you like to use more spoken Latin in your classes, but have not yet felt ready? This course provides you the opportunity to start speaking the language you have been reading and teaching, before you try it out with your students. The course covers such topics as greetings and leave-takings, speaking about the classroom, speaking about the school, the weather, working with textbooks and text, giving and understanding directions.
Level: This course is intended for high school teachers of Latin.
Textbook: Teacher will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students (FULL)

Active Teaching in the Latin Classroom

Course DescriptionThis 10-week course for Latin teachers provides an opportunity to add more active teaching methods to your current curriculum in an approachable manner, without sacrificing any of the parts of your curriculum that you want to keep, including grammar instruction and projects. This course is designed to enhance what you are now doing, including teaching approaches where reading, grammar, or translation are the focus. Teachers are invited to bring one lesson you have taught or plan to teach, if available. Each class meeting will focus on one active Latin task or skill, and ways to adapt parts of lessons.
Level: This course is intended for high school teachers of Latin.
Textbook: Teacher will provide materials
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

AP Student Bootcamp

Course DescriptionThis course is a 10-week preview for students who plan to take the AP Latin exam. Topics include how to prepare a translation passage for class, writing to demonstrate analysis, setting up a study schedule, review of grammatical topics, and how to approach the study of vocabulary. This course is not a substitute for a full AP course. 
Textbook: Students must have access to the syllabus texts in Latin.
Schedule: Sundays at 4pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Reading Course for HS Students: Latin Love Poetry

Course Description: In this traditional reading course we will read and translate selections from a variety of Roman poets, including Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius and Ovid, on love. We'll learn a little about the meter of various poets use and the place of the poet in Ancient Roman society but our discussions will emphasize Ancient Roman attitudes towards love and the roles of men and women, so students should come prepared to maturely talk about sometimes sensitive subject matter.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate high school students of Latin.
Schedule: Thursdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMichael Sweet
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

Reading Courses

Texts in these classes are read in Latin or Greek and discussed in English. 

Latin Sight Reading

Course Description: In this course, students will get regular practice and training in reading at sight, with no preparation. This course is particularly geared towards those interested in participating in a Paideia program in the future, or for those who have already done so and would like to maintain their skill level.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorDavid Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Roman Women

Course DescriptionThis Latin reading course will explore the experiences of women living in different places and times, and inhabiting different social positions, in the ancient Roman world. We will encounter a wide range of texts - including selections from the poetry of Sulpicia, the Passion of St. Perpetua, the Vindolanda tablets, and funerary inscriptions - with the goal of encountering a diversity of women's experiences and women's voices in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Elizabeth Butterworth
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Caesar's De Bello Gallico

Course DescriptionA traditional reading course in which students will read, translate, and discuss various selections from Julius Caesar's De Bello Gallico, books I, IV, and V, using Orberg's student edition.
LevelThis course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Textbook available here and here
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura

Course DescriptionThis class reads and translates Lucretius' On the Nature of Things. We shall read the poem in order over a series of Telepaideia terms. Students may join the course at the beginning of any term without having participated in previous terms. The current term begins at the beginning of the poem.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: The text may be found online here
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorDavid Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: The Acts of the Apostles, Part I

Course DescriptionIn this course, students will read, translate, and discuss the first half of the Acts of the Apostles.  This course is a continuation of previous reading courses on the Gospel of St. Luke, though new students are very welcome to join.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. Recommended: The Bryn Mawr Commentaries volume on Acts, by Richard Hamilton.  Available here.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Homer's Odyssey 12 and 13: Odysseus' Reality Check (FULL)

Course DescriptionIn this course, we shall read the entirety of book 12 of the Odyssey, along with the account of Odysseus' arrival home and encounter with Athena in book 13. 
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Steadman's edition of Odyssey 9-12 is available in PDF form for free here, or for print on demand here.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students (FULL)

Greek: Plato's Apology

Course Description: Plato's Apology is a masterpiece of Attic prose and the best extant window into the mind of Socrates, the first known morally independent individual in human history. The text is worth reading in full, and a follow-up course will be offered to continue the text. Sight reading is not expected, home preparation is essential. N.B.: This course is a continuation of the summer semester course, and will pick up at line 21 b1. New students are very welcome to join.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
InstructorArkadi Choufrine
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

Modern Language Courses for Classicists

These language courses, taught by French, German, Italian, and Greek classicists, allow participants to read and discuss great works of French, German, Italian, and Modern Greek in the target language.

Italian for Classicists

Course Description: This course is designed for those with an intermediate knowledge of the language and who are willing to improve speaking, reading and writing in the academic setting. Texts are tailored to the interests of the students involved, and can include anything from poetry to classical scholarship.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 3:30pm EST
InstructorMaria Luisa De Seta
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: Wednesdays at 12pm EST
InstructorRoberto Salazar
Tuition: $200.
Sections capped at: 5 students

German for Classicists

Course Description: This course is designed for those with an intermediate knowledge of the language. Texts are tailored to the interests of the students involved, and can include anything from poetry to classical scholarship.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays 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 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Greek Reading Course: Modern Greek Aestheticism: God in Exile, Homeward Bound

Course Description: This course focuses on the late 19th century Greek Aesthetes. Like their British contemporaries (such as Oscar Wilde, who we will also read in translation), the Aesthetes of Athens tried to reformulate the idea of classicism into a radical ideal. The prose of Episkopopoulos, Rodokanakis, and, above all, Giannopoulos transformed the study of Classical Greece into a productive mode of art. 
Level: This course is intended for those with some experience in Classical and Modern Greek, though English translations will be provided.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Greek Reading Course: Katharevousa 1: Linguistic Purification, Korais Purgatory

Course Description: This course focuses on the history of Katharevousa. A language with a tendency towards catharsisKatharevousa was introduced to clean up the form of Greek spoken in the Greek peninsula. Following a timespan from late 18th century and the "Dirty Language" that contained Venetian, Turkish and Slavic words, we will read about the "middle path" that Korais proposed, the extreme purists and the modest Dialogue written by Dionisios Solomos. We will reach up to the Evangelika incident (1901) known as Gospel Riots, when 8 students from the University of Athens were killed while demonstrating against a translation of the Gospels into "the peoples' language." 
Level: This course is intended for those with some experience in Classical and Modern Greek, though English translations will be provided.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 1pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

Enroll

To register for a TelePaideia course, please fill out this enrollment form and pay by credit card. There are no refunds for Telepaideia courses, but tuition credit can be applied to a future semester. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org.