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.
Ope retis scholas audimus: Online Group Learning
Twice-weekly classes of no more than 8 students. In these classes we teach the foundations of Latin and Ancient Greek, strengthen students’ active linguistic abilities, and improve their reading and writing fluency. Classes are usually available at all levels. Autumn Term 2022: 10th October to 2nd December Spring Term 2023: 16th January to 10th March Summer Term 2023: 24th April to 16th June.
Septimana Latina Hiemalis, Rome, 3rd-9th December 2022
Forget about the pre-holiday rush and spend a week improving your Latin with like-minded people in historic surroundings. Whatever your current level of Latin, from beginner to advanced, this week offers you the opportunity to make real progress towards fluency.
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.
Spring intensive courses
Online Spring Intensives run for a week in March. Like our regular year-round classes, they are arranged at different levels to cater for variety. Details are announced early in the calendar year.
Scholae Aestivae: Online Summer Schools
Our online Summer Schools run for two weeks in July/August. Like our regular year-round classes, they are arranged at different levels to cater for variety. Details of the next Summer School courses will be announced in the spring of 2023.
This course ran in Summer 2022, with students reading passages from Cicero’s De Officiis, De Re Publica, De Legibus, De Divinatione, De Fato, and Academica. Further such courses will be announced when available.
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
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.
Desislava 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.
Nicholas RomanosAdvanced Latin 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!
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 seem much more achievable! I am very pleased with the course.
Rob ColesLatin Summer School (online), August 2021
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 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
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