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London Summer School in Classics
Tuesday 7 to Thursday 16 July 2015
The School is organised by
- University College London
- King's College London
The London Summer School in Classics is taught in alternate years at UCL and KCL: in 2015 the Summer School will be held at UCL.
The Summer School offers eight days of intensive teaching in Greek or Latin. There are four language classes each day as well as lectures, epigraphy workshops and a debate, between 10.30 and 16.30. The course is not residential, and there is no teaching during the weekend.
A provisional programme of events will be available nearer the date.
Teaching is generally in groups of 12-15 people which, as far as possible, comprise students of roughly the same level of experience (beginners, intermediate or advanced). The style of teaching is friendly, but demanding: a lot of work is expected from students during the School, but they usually find the whole experience both stimulating and valuable. Some classes concentrate chiefly on reading texts, while others offer a mixture of grammar and translation practice. Our tutors include some of the most experienced and talented teachers of Classics in the London area and beyond.
The Summer School in Classics caters for school and university students, and for anyone else who wishes to learn Greek or Latin, or to revive their knowledge of the languages. Previous participants have included: students with no prior knowledge of the languages; pre-GCSE/GCSE and A-Level students; university students; mature applicants who wish to expand their linguistic knowledge. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.
Applications open in January 2015. Further information and application forms will be available closer to the date. For general enquiries please email the Classics Summer School
The Summer School is non-residential. However, students who require somewhere to stay can (subject to availability) arrange accommodation in a University of London Hall of Residence. Details of prices, availability and information on how to book can be found here.
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