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LINGUIST List 19.3527

Wed Nov 19 2008

Confs: Applied Linguistics, Ancient Greek, Latin/Ireland

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        1.    Vicky Janssens, 8-Week Intensive Latin and Greek Summer School

Message 1: 8-Week Intensive Latin and Greek Summer School
Date: 18-Nov-2008
From: Vicky Janssens <v.janssensucc.ie>
Subject: 8-Week Intensive Latin and Greek Summer School
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8-Week Intensive Latin and Greek Summer School

Date: 28-Jun-2009 - 20-Aug-2009
Location: Cork, Ireland
Contact: Vicky Janssens
Contact Email: v.janssensucc.ie
Meeting URL: http://http:www.ucc.ie/acad/classics/summ_sch.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient (grc)
Latin (lat)

Meeting Description:

The Department of Classics at University College Cork, Ireland offers an
intensive 8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and

Latin and Greek were the mainstay of education in Ireland and the UK until as
recently as 30 years ago when it was decided to drop Latin as a University
entrance requirement. As a result, the teaching of the languages in second level
schools declined and beginners' courses were introduced at University level. Few
students, therefore, outside and sometimes even within the discipline of
Classics itself, have the time to acquire more than a passing knowledge of the

The UCC Summer School was established in 1999 in order to alleviate this
situation. The course is highly intensive, offering nearly two years of
instruction over an 8 week period. It is aimed primarily at postgraduates in any
discipline who require knowledge of either language for further study. In the
previous two Summer Schools we have attracted students from a wonderfully
diverse number of disciplines: Classics, Archaeology, History, English, German,
History and Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Theology. The have also come
from all over the world (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Finland,
France, Greece, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, The
Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Sri Lanka, UK, USA).

The course is also aimed at schoolteachers whose schools wish to reintroduce
Latin and Greek into their curriculum. One Irish schoolteacher who attended in
1999 has already had success in this area and we hope that more will follow.

In each language, 6 weeks will be spent completing the basic grammar and a
further 2 weeks will be spent reading simple, unadapted texts.

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