The aim of these classes is to teach the foundations of the classical languages, help strengthen the students’ active linguistic abilities, and improve their reading and writing fluency. For maximum effect, the classes are conducted fully in Latin/Greek and feature a number of immersive and interactive exercises. For the beginner and intermediate classes, the textbooks used are Hans Ørberg’s Familia Romana for Latin and Athenaze I-II for Greek. Advanced classes use authentic Greek and Latin texts. The classes take place twice a week. Each class will have a maximum of 8 students.
The language classes are free of charge for our members (students and staff of the University of Oxford are eligible to become members for a fee of £15/academic year – please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for membership). Please note that, due to high demand, members have to apply to join the classes and are not guaranteed a space.
The tuition for non-members is £200 for 8 weeks of classes (16 hours of tuition). We offer a concession of £30 to returning students and £20 for referrals (to both the referred and referring student). There are scholarships available.
We are now planning our Trinity term classes. If you would like to register an interest, please email us at email@example.com.
The Advanced Latin class will run for only 6 weeks (Weeks 2-4 and 6-8) in Trinity term. The fee for this course has accordingly been lowered to £150 (same discounts apply for returners and referrals).
Group 1, Krasimirus: Tuesday 13:00-14:00 and Friday 17:00-18:00
Group 2, Gulielmus: Tuesday 13:00-14:00 and Friday 17:00-18:00
Group 1, Aurelia: Monday 17:00-18:00 and Thursday 17:00-18:00
Group 2, Cynthia: Monday 12:30-13:30 and Wednesday 12:30-13:30
Group 1, Althea: Wednesdays 18.15-19.15 and Fridays 14.30-15.30.
Group 2, Ianus: Tuesday 12:30-13:30 and Friday 12:30-13:30
Monday 12:00-13:00 and Thursday 12:00-13:00
Monday 14:30-15:30 and Friday 14:30-15:30
Reading classes and seminars
Our reading classes and seminars are offered free of charge to anyone, including non-members. There is no need to register for these classes in advance. You can follow us on Facebook for weekly updates to the programme of our special seminars. Details and links to the classes will be announced closer to the term.
We meet weekly with the aim of reading and discussing Vergil’s Aeneid in a friendly spirit (please note this is not a taught class). The sessions are conducted in Latin. Click here to enter the classroom on Teams.
Greek reading class
Special Topics (Lumen Litterarum)
Advanced Latin text reading and discussion groups. Recently we have read parts of works as diverse as Terence’s Adelphoe, Seneca’s De Otio, Cicero’s Laelius De Amicitia, Ovid’s Metamorphoses, and Augustine’s Confessions and his De beata vita. There is also opportunity for others to choose a text and lead a session: if you would be interested in doing this, do not hesitate to get in touch! The classes are conducted in Latin.