Spring 2016 Course Offerings

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Spring 2016 semester runs for ten weeks and begins the week of February 21st, with the week of March 20th off. 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: 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 beginning 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): Wednesdays at 8pm EST. Section 3 (FULL): Wednesdays at 7pm EST (FULL).
InstructorSusan Rasmussen (Sections 1 and 2), and David Hewett (Section 3).
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate Conversational Latin: Aesop's Fables: FULL

Course Description: Students in this course will read many short fables taken from an early modern Neo-Latin version of Aesop's work. The fables will serve as material and as inspiration for practicing extemporaneous conversation in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers.
Textbook: Laura Gibbs, Aesop's Fables in Latin. Bolchazy-Caducci, 2009. This textbook is optional. The instructor will provide all necessary materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Erasmus' The Praise of Folly: FULL

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: Any edition of the text will do.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
InstructorJonathan Arrington
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Ovid's Amores

Course Description: In this course, designed for experienced speakers of Latin, we shall read and discuss selections from Ovid's Amores, including the entirety of book I. Students will spend session reading passages aloud and explaining them in simpler Latin. We will also spend time discussing the themes and context of Ovid's poetry.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Thursdays at 1pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Conversational Greek for Beginners

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
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 Greek 

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to the Ancient Greek language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Learn to Read Greek Parts 1&2 (and their accompanying workbooks) by Keller and Russell.
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm EST.
InstructorDavid Hewett
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate Greek Reading: Lucian's True Histories: FULL

Course Description: This course is open to all with basic knowledge of Greek grammar, though it has been designed with former Intensive Greek students in mind. During the course, students will read Lucian's True Histories with vocabulary and grammar review.
Level: This course is intended for those with basic familiarity with Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST.
InstructorDavid Hewett
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin Pedagogy

Living Latin Pedagogy: FULL

Course Description: This course, taught by Justin Slocum Bailey of Indwelling Language, is dedicated to helping teachers of Latin develop and improve their pedagogy. Informed by contemporary research and practice in second language acquisition and instruction, the course gives participants exposure to and guided practice in a range of techniques for helping students "think in Latin" and improve their ability to read -- not just translate -- Latin as Latin. Though many of the techniques exploit the benefits of hearing and speaking Latin, no prior experience speaking Latin is required, and all techniques support the ultimate goal of reading Latin texts with joy and success.
Level: This course is intended for Latin teachers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $300
Instructor: Justin Bailey
Sections capped at: 5 students

DE INSTITUTIONE PUERORUM: A SURVEY OF LATIN LITERATURE ABOUT TEACHING LATIN

Course Description: Students will read and discuss excerpts from a range of authors and eras regarding teaching and, in particular, teaching Latin. Excerpts will come from noted thinkers like Quintilian, St. Augustine, Lorenzo Valla, Leonardo Bruni, Pope Pius II, Battista Guarino, Erasmus, Melanchthon, and Comenius, and will be designed to foster reflection and discussion about the various purposes and philosophies behind Latin education throughout western history. Sessions will include opportunities to relate the ideas presented in the texts to modern methods and perspectives on teaching Latin in the 21st century.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Mondays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorAlan Van Den Arend
Sections capped at: 5 students

Reading Courses

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

Latin: Seneca's Thyestes: FULL

Course Description: A traditional reading-and-translation course, designed for those with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin grammar. 
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLiz Butterworth
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: St. John's Gospel and Letters

Course Description: A traditional reading-and-translation course, designed for those with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek grammar. During the course, we will read three Letters and approximately half of the Gospel of St. John. Some time will also be devoted to the Vulgate and 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
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Sophocles' Antigone: FULL

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss Sophocles' Antigone.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Mondays at 7pm EST
InstructorDonna Zuckerberg
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. 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: Wednesdays at 12pm EST
InstructorMaria Louisa 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: Mondays at 3pm 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: Tuesdays 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: Thursdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Modern Greek Reading Course: Ancient Greece in Modern Greek Poetry

Course Description: Poetry read in this course will be sampled from Constantine Cavafy, George Seferis, and Odysseus Elytis, three renowned Greek poets who were inspired by Greek history and myth. Discussion (in English) will center on how classical antiquity is reflected and interpreted. 
Level: This course is intended for intermediate-advanced knowledge of Modern Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Sanskrit

Introduction to Sanskrit (Starts Feb. 28th): FULL

Course Description: This course is an introduction to Classical Sanskrit. We will begin by translating simple sentences but will quickly move on to adapted texts.
Level: This course is intended for complete beginners.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Sundays at 8pm EST
Instructor: Joseph Conlon
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

 

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To register for a TelePaideia course, please fill out this enrollment form and pay by credit card. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org.

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