Telepaideia Courses Summer 2016

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Summer 2016 semester runs for ten weeks and begins the week of June 26th. 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 (FULL): Mondays at 7pm EST. Section 2 (FULL): Tuesdays at 7pm EST. Section 3 (FULL): Wednesdays at noon EST. Section 4: Tuesdays at 6pm EST.
InstructorSusan Rasmussen (Sections 1, 2, and 4) and David Hewett (Section 3)
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate Conversational Latin: Cicero (FULL)

Course Description: Students in this course will read Cicero's In Catilinam 2. This text will serve as material and as inspiration for practicing extemporaneous conversation in Latin.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate Latin speakers.
Textbook: Any edition of the text will do.
Schedule: Thursdays at 7pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Vergil (FULL)

Course Description: In this course, designed for experienced speakers of Latin, we shall read and discuss book 6 of the Aeneid. Students will spend session reading passages aloud and explaining them in simpler Latin. We will also spend time discussing the themes and context of the work.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 7pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Tacitus and Ancient Historiography 

Course Description: After a short introduction to ancient historiography, excerpts from the Annales and Historiae of Tacitus will be read, explained and discussed in the original language. The discussions will focus on Tacitus´ understanding of history, the political history of the early Roman Empire, and the question of liberty and tyranny in this period. 
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST. Please note that this course will begin the week of June 12th.
Tuition: $200
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
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. Please note that this course will begin the week of June 19th.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Greek

Course Description
Level: 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. 
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Sundays at 12pm EST. Please note that this course will begin the week of June 19th.
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 (FULL)

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to the Latin language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Lingua Latina per se Illustrata (here), and three companion books (herehere, and here).
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5pm EST. Please note that this course will begin the week of June 19th.
InstructorSusan Rasmussen 
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

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: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 5pm EST.
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Reading Courses

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

Latin: DE INSTITUTIONE PUERORUM: A Survey of Latin Literature about Teaching Latin (FULL)

Course Description: Students will read and discuss excerpts from a range of Classical authors regarding teaching and, in particular, teaching Latin. Excerpts will be designed to foster reflection and discussion about the various purposes and philosophies behind Latin education throughout 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 6pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorAlan Van Den Arend
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Horace's Odes (FULL)

Course Description: This advanced reading course focuses on Horace's so-called 'Roman Odes', the series of 6 poems on political and social topics in the time of Augustus that begins the third book of Odes. In addition to understanding Horace's Latin and observing his poetic skill, we will discuss his presentation of Augustus and his reforms. time permitting, we will read a selection of other Odes from Book 3 to gain a deeper understanding of the book as a whole. 
Level: This course is intended for students with advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Thursdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: The Gospel of St. John: To Jerusalem

Course Description: A traditional reading-and-translation course, designed for those with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek grammar. The course will will cover a little over half of the Gospel of John, starting with the healing of the man born blind and other events that lead up to the Passion and Resurrection. This course picks up where last semester's St. John's course left off, though it is not necessary to have taken it.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Homer (FULL)

Course Description: In this course, students will read and discuss excerpts from the Iliad. This course will serve as an introduction to Homer for those who have learned Greek grammar but have not yet read Homer.
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
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
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

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 3pm 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: Modern Greek Aestheticism: God in Exile, Homeward Bound

Course Description: This course focuses on the late 19th century Greek Aesthetes. Like their British contemporaries, 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: Wednesdays at 2pm EST
InstructorIlias Kolokouris
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. Enrollment fees are non-refundable. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org. 

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