Telepaideia Courses Summer 2018

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Summer 2018 semester runs for ten weeks: from the week of June 24th to the week of August 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 in the 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 enrollment form 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: Tuesdays at 2:30 pm EST. Section 2: Wednesdays at 1:00pm EST. Section 3: Tuesdays 11:30 am EST
InstructorAndrew Morehouse
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. Sections 1 and 2 are 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: Wednesdays at 11:30 am EST.
InstructorAndrew Morehouse
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

Intermediate-Advanced Conversational Latin: Ovid's Heroides - FULL

Course DescriptionIn this conversational practice group, we shall read and discuss selections from Ovid's Heroides, those fanciful letters from famous mythical heroines to their often ne'er-do-well lovers and husbands.  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.
LevelThis course is intended for those with a solid knowledge of Latin grammar, and at least some experience speaking Latin in an immersion environment.  Advanced speakers seeking an opportunity for extended practice are also very welcome.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.  Recommended: Peter Knox's Heroides: Select Epistles.
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST.
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

Advanced Conversational Latin: Suetonius' The Life of Augustus

Course DescriptionAugustus is one of the emblematic figures of Roman history. After defeating his enemies, he achieved what his great-uncle Caesar could not: Augustus transformed the Roman Empire, expanded its territory, and by becoming the first Roman emperor, he created a new political system that lasted for centuries. The most important source for studying Augustus' life is the work of Suetonius. In this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from Suetonius' The Life of Augustus in the original language.
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST.
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 2 pm EST.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now 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
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Greek: Aristotle's Constitution of the Athenians

Course DescriptionIn this course, students will read and discuss selected passages from the Ἀθηναίων πολιτεία in the original language. This unique work, which was preserved on a single papyrus codex, is one of the most important sources for understanding the political history of Athens and Greek democracy. Topics covered in this class include monarchy in ancient Athens, the measures taken by Dracon, Solon and Cleisthenes to reform the legal and political system, the tyranny of Peisistratos and his sons, the rule of the Four Hundred and the Thirty Tyrants, and the most important democratic institutions in Athens.
Level: This course is intended for those with experience speaking Ancient Greek.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials. 
Schedule: Fridays at 12pm 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 Latin - FULL

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to the Latin language.
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Wheelock's Latin (be sure to purchase the 7th edition) and Thirty-Eight Latin Stories. Recommended:1) Wheelock Workbook, 2) Lingua Latina per se Illustrata, Pars I: Familia Romana
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 7pm EST.
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

Intensive Greek -  FULL

Course Description: This course is an intensive introduction to Ancient Greek.
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, and Thursday at 5pm EST.
Instructor: Marcello Lippiello
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full. 

 

Courses for High School Teachers and Students 

AP Latin Student Bootcamp

Course Description: This 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. Students must have access to the syllabus texts in Latin.
Textbook: Students should have access to the syllabus texts in Latin.
Schedule: Sundays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Preparing for Standardized Tests in Latin

Course Description: In this course, we consider approaches to various kinds of questions of the type that are asked on Standardized Assessments in Latin. Such assessments are given for teacher preparation and for college placement. Course topics include setting up a study schedule, review of selected grammatical topics, overview of pronunciation, working with meter, and how to approach the study of vocabulary.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Mondays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Beginning Conversational Latin for High School Teachers

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: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Section 1: Mondays at 8pm EST, This section is now full Section 2: Wednesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students. Section 1 is now full. 

Active Teaching in the Latin Classroom - FULL

Course Description: This 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: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

Assessment in the Active Latin Classroom

Course Description: In this course, we consider various kinds of assessment to support students in the Latin classroom. Topics include terminology, gathering data, purposes of assessment, evaluating student learning, analyzing results, helping students use assessment for their learning, sharing results with stakeholders, using assessment to inform instruction, ACTFL, standards, the Common Core, and resources for teachers. Discussion and practice. The content of this course applies to all curricular approaches.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Reading Courses

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

Latin Sight Reading - FULL

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: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full. 

Latin: Cicero's First Catilinarian - FULL

Course DescriptionAt the pinnacle of Cicero's political career, the state was threatened by a figure who was characterized by his audacia and desire for novas res: Catiline. In this course, we will read Cicero's First Catilinarian using Ørberg's student edition. The goal of this course will be to read, understand, and also discuss the precarious situation of the Catilinarian conspiracy and aspects of Ciceronian rhetoric Latine (quantum possumus).
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Ørberg's student edition
Schedule: Wednesdays at 2:30pm EST
Tuition: $200
Instructor: Andrew Morehouse
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

Latin: Lucretius' De Rerum Natura 

Course Description: This 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 Book 1, line 515.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: The text may be found online here.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorDavid Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Homer's Odyssey 15 - FULL

Course DescriptionThe Spartan Interlude and the Life of Eumaeus.  In this Greek reading group, we shall read and translate the entirety of book 15 of the Odyssey, in which Telemachus leaves Menelaus and Helen behind in Sparta to return to Ithaca and in which the noble swineherd Eumaeus tells his life's story to the mysterious stranger he does not yet recognize to be his long-lost master.  This course is a continuation of previous courses on the Odyssey, though new participants are always very welcome.
Level: Intended for students with a solid knowledge of Greek grammar, and at least some experience reading classical texts.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.  Recommended: the second volume of WB Stanford's commentary on the Odyssey.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST.
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students. This course is now full.

Greek: Plato's Apology

Course Description: This class is a continuous reading and translating line by line of the indicated masterpiece of Attic prose (which is the best extant window into the mind of Socrates), with close attention to grammar/syntax, the logic of the argument, and historical context. It is best suited to those who have completed an Intensive Greek course or equivalent. This semester we resume at 31 c4 (ed. Burnet). New students are expected to have read at least thus far in any translation(s). Sight reading is not required, home preparation is essential.
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: Italian for Classicists is a language class for learners of Italian, which focuses on developing all language skills (reading, writing, understanding and speaking) for the purpose of engaging in written/oral communication on topics related to the field of Classics. Students will read modern or classical pages of scholarship in Italian and perfection their understanding and use of the academic language. The reading sections and grammar are tailored around the students and their interests.
Level: This course is designed for students with a background in Classical languages. Basic understanding of spoken Italian and intermediate understanding of written passages is necessary.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: This course has a specific schedule, at 12 pm EST on the following dates: June 26, 28, 30; July 3, 5; August 2, 7, 9, 14, 16.
InstructorMaria Luisa 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: Sundays at 4pm 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 catharsis, Katharevousa was introduced to clean up the form of Greek spoken in the Greek peninsula before and after the formation of Hellas, the modern Greek state. We will read some texts after the 18th century (and its "dirty language" that contained elements of Venetian, Turkish, and Slavic languages) that follow a "middle path" proposed by Korais, some written by extreme purists, and the modest Dialogue by Dionisios Solomos. We will conclude with a discussion of the Evangelika incident in 1901 known as the Gospel Riots, when 8 students from the University of Athens were killed while demonstrating against a translation of the Gospels in "the people's 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 

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