Telepaideia Courses Summer 2017

Telepaideia classes are taught online in small groups. The Summer 2017 semester runs for ten weeks: from the week of June 25th to the week of August 27th. 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. Pleas note that this semester, there is a class specifically designed for high school teachers wishing to incorporate spoken Latin into their classrooms (see "Courses for High School Teachers" below).
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): Sundays at 3pm EST. Section 2 (FULL): Thursdays at 1pm EST. Section 3 (FULL): Tuesdays at 8pm EST. NB: Sections 2 and 3 will begin one week late (the week of July 2nd).
InstructorSusan Rasmussen (Section 1) and David Hewett (Sections 2 and 3).
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Intermediate Conversational Latin

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. Students who have enrolled in Conversational Latin for Beginners in the past are encouraged to enroll.
Textbook: Instructorwill provide materials
Schedule: Section 1: Sundays at 4pm EST. 
Instructor: Susan Rasmussen 
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Advanced Conversational Latin: Gerolamo Cardano

Course Description: Students in this course will read and discuss excerpts from Gerolamo Cardano's Neronis encomium, in which the author questions Tacitus' and Suetonius' accounts of Nero. Cardano argues that the negative picture we have of Nero is merely the result of these two author's malice, and in this course, students will have the opportunity to discuss whether or not his points have merit. 
Level: This course is intended for experienced Latin speakers.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 2pm EST. NB: This course will begin on July 7th.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
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. NB: This course will begin July 2nd.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

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. NB: This course will begin July 2nd.
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: 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 (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, and Wednesdays from 6pm to 7:20pm EST. NB: This course will begin July 2nd.
InstructorDavid Hewett
Tuition: $1000
Sections capped at: 5 students

Composition Courses

Latin Composition (FULL)

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 1:30pm 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 Description: Would 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.
Level: This course is intended for high school teachers of Latin.
Textbook: Teacher will provide materials.
Schedule: Tuesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

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: Teacher will provide materials
Schedule: Wednesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Pre-AP Student Bootcamp

Course Description: This course is a 10-week preview for students who plan to take AP Latin in the fall. 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.
Textbook: Students must have access to the syllabus texts in Latin.
Schedule: Thursdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorLaura Manning
Sections capped at: 5 students

Reading Course for HS Students: Cupid and Psyche

Course Description: In this course we will tackle translating selections from Apuleius' Metamorphoseon or The Golden Ass focusing primarily on the story of Cupid and Psyche. The main goals of the course will be to get through as much of the text as students feel comfortable translating as our time allows and discussing both the aspects of the Cupid and Psyche story as well as its ongoing influence on subsequent art and literature from C.S Lewis' Till We Have Faces to the many, many depictions of the couple in painting and sculpture through the ages.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate and advanced high school students in Latin.
Schedule: Wednesdays 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 beginning to intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 8pm EST. NB: This course will begin July 5th.
Tuition: $200
Instructor: David Hewett
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin: Conspiracy of Catiline (FULL)

Course Description: This is a standard reading and translation course. 
Level: This course is intended for students with beginning to intermediate to advanced knowledge of Latin.
Textbook: Orberg's text, which you can purchase either here or here
Schedule: Mondays at 8pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Sections capped at: 5 students

Latin (for HS Students): Cupid and Psyche

Course Description: In this course we will tackle translating selections from Apuleius' Metamorphoseon or The Golden Ass focusing primarily on the story of Cupid and Psyche. The main goals of the course will be to get through as much of the text as students feel comfortable translating as our time allows and discussing both the aspects of the Cupid and Psyche story as well as its ongoing influence on subsequent art and literature from C.S Lewis' Till We Have Faces to the many, many depictions of the couple in painting and sculpture through the ages.
Level: This course is intended for intermediate and advanced high school students in Latin.
Schedule: Wednesdays at 7pm EST
Tuition: $200
InstructorMichael Sweet
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Plato's Apology (FULL)

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 in the fall to continue the text. Sight reading is not expected, 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. NB: Class on 8/7 will be cancelled, and a make-up course will take place on 9/4.
Tuition: $200
InstructorArkadi Choufrine
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Odyssey XI (FULL)

Course Description: This is a standard reading and translation course. Students who read Odyssey 9 and 10 with Marcello previously are encouraged to enroll, though the course is certainly suitable for new students.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek.
Textbook: There is no required text, though the instructor recommends either downloading a free PDF of Geoffrey Steadman's Odyssey 9-12, or paying a small fee for a print-on-demand copy of the same book. Details are here and here.
Schedule: Thursdays at 8pm EST
InstructorMarcello Lippiello
Tuition: $200
Sections capped at: 5 students

Greek: Aristotle's Politics

Course Description: This is a standard reading and translation course.
Level: This course is intended for students with intermediate to advanced knowledge of Ancient Greek
Textbook: Instructor will provide materials.
Schedule: Fridays at 12pm EST. NB: This course will begin July 7th.
InstructorZoltán Tomkó
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: Wednesdays 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 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: Mondays 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: Wednesdays 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: Thursdays at 2pm 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. If you have any questions, please email info@paideia-institute.org. There are no refunds for Telepaideia courses, though you may be able to switch into another class upon request.