Bringing Ancient Languages to Life
The mission of Oxford Latinitas is to provide world-class active language teaching in ancient Greek, Latin, and other languages, in order to bring new life to scholarship on ancient texts, to enable students from all backgrounds to enjoy reading, interpreting and discussing ancient literature and philosophy for themselves, and to provide employment for brilliant teachers.
Online language instruction
Study online with us year-round, whether in our 9-week terms or our 2- or 4-week seasonal intensives — or complete the entire course in one year by doing them all! All classes have an upper limit of 8 students, to ensure you get personal attention to support your learning.
Online advanced reading seminars
In these once-a-week 90-minute seminars, our teachers choose Latin and ancient Greek texts that they find particularly interesting. Each seminar will consist of reading and discussion in the original language, led by the teacher but to a considerable extent shaped by the students’ response to the text. These highly participative sessions will appeal to those who wish to work on their reading and/or speaking fluency.
Latin immersion trips
Join us for our week-long intensive, fully immersive Latin courses at the stunning Palazzola estate outside Rome or in historic Jesus College, Oxford. These Latin immersion trips offer significant growth in fluency, unforgettable surroundings, and a chance to form wonderful new friendships with likeminded people from all over the world.
Ancient Greek immersion trips
Spend a fortnight immersing yourself in Ancient Greek with us on the beautiful Candili Estate in Euboea. Grow your Greek in glorious surroundings with people from all over the world who share your passion for ancient languages! All levels catered for.
For a tailored option with rapid results, why not try our private tutoring service? We will pair you with an Oxford Latinitas tutor perfectly matched to your needs, whatever your aspirations or current level of knowledge. Starting at £120/hour for one student, or £150/hour for two students.
Bespoke academic group trips
Oxford Latinitas is an experienced provider of European academic tours. Our team includes a former high school Erasmus coordinator with a track record of single-handedly planning and executing around 20 school trips to various European destinations, including England, Italy, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Macedonia, and Russia.
«Women-only seminar» with Dr. Melinda Letts not only increased my understanding of the ancient authors, but also gave me the opportunity to discuss a number of important subjects (love, grief, consolation, hatred, and so on) with other great women. I was thrilled to be a part of our little team, to immerse myself in Latin studies, and to make contact with such wonderful women. I want to return to Oxford Latinitas to study in the future!
Polina KrupininaOnline Advanced Reading Seminar, April 2023
It is a daunting thing to start speaking any new language, let alone Classical Greek - but the sessions quickly became one of the highlights of my week. It felt more like a catch-up with friends than anything else – and, in addition to being more enjoyable than grinding through a grammar book, improved my Greek miraculously!
Sam TroyAncient Greek Spring School (online), April 2023
After learning Latin on my own for about a year I was starting to struggle but Ayelet's own enthusiasm for the subject seems to be infectious. This course boosted my motivation and turned out to be just what I needed. I felt stretched at times, as we covered a lot of material that was new to me, but getting to the end of the book now seems much more achievable! I am very pleased with the course.
Rob ColesLatin Summer School (online), August 2021
I loved the course and felt that my speaking confidence had really improved by the end of the two weeks! … Thank you once again for all your efforts teaching us!
Ross MoncrieffLatin Summer School (online), August 2021
I really liked the way Ivan taught us. The effort he made every time someone had a question so that we could fully understand was very helpful to us. He seems to love his job. The classes were very useful for me because I studied Latin for 2 years, but I didn't have the basics of the language, because I had missed it in the beginning and now I can say that I love Latin, because of the Summer Schools.
Dessislava TsvetkovaLatin Summer School (online), August 2021
Jason was a patient and very helpful teacher. The course was perfect for me. I found every day's class challenging yet not overwhelming. The reading material provided was interesting and very useful.
Very engaging sessions, pitched at a challenging but accessible level; well-paced, very interesting selection of material; I learnt a great deal from Renatus' correction of errors and comments on the text, as well as the invaluable time spent on composition at the beginning of many of the lessons. Well organised and friendly; an excellent programme.
Aurelius was a great teacher, and thanks to him and his methods, I understood that ancient Greek grammar wasn't so difficult to learn. He explained with great clarity. … He's also very patient and he varied the sources so that we keep our motivation intact. lt was another great experience. I'm always amazed by OL teachers' proficiency. They're also very patient and encouraging.
Maeva ChardonAncient Greek Summer School (online), August 2021
The classes were excellent: rigorous, informative, and challenging. I very much enjoyed the classes, and learnt a great deal, but I found them very challenging. … But the difficulties were outweighed by the benefits of the lessons – I cannot believe how much Cicero I read in a fortnight!
Renatus showed extremely amiable as well as significantly demanding approach I surely enjoyed, engaging us in multiple philosophical and general conversations fully in Latin that were crucial for activating our grammar and vocabulary in speech to a higher extent. Moreover, I am eager to thank him specifically for his willingness to check, correct and improve our essays in order to clarify and amplify our writing skills.
Constantine RiabstevAdvanced Latin Summer School (online), August 2021
Ayeleta is a great teacher and created a perfect productive atmosphere for the lessons. She was very supportive, she explained and repeated stuff as many times as it was necessary. This summer school was a wonderful time for learning. I enjoyed the programme and the style of the lessons. Of course, studying Latin in Latin is not that easy but it that was a great challenge. After that, you feel way more certain in your knowledge and start to understand the structure of a language way better.
Tetiana AkchurinaLatin Summer School (online), August 2021
I really enjoyed the class. Ayeleta challenged me to speak and go deeper into spoken Latin. I really appreciated her ability to gently challenge.
Grant GombertLatin Summer School (online), August 2021
After every lesson with Oxford Latinitas, I not only feel much more confident about speaking Latin, but I also become more interested in the language and its history. Pierre explains the grammar very well and encourages the students to discuss what we have read in Latin, something which has helped me to improve my speaking skills a lot.
Grace GreavesLatin Spring School (online), April 2023
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