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London Summer School in Classics

Summer Programmes in Classics at King's


King's Ancient Languages Summer School 2018

  • Session 1: Monday 2 July - Friday 20 July 2018
  • Session 2: Monday 23 July - Friday 10 August 2018

King’s College London has a long experience of offering short summer courses. From 2010, we have also provided two Intensive Courses in Greek and Latin. These courses are six weeks long, with the option to study either the first three week block (for absolute beginners) or the second three week block (for students at intermediate level).

These courses offer students who have not previously had the opportunity to study Ancient Greek or Latin intensive training designed to bring them from complete beginners to a point where they are able to read simple texts in Greek or Latin. They are ideal for students who intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree to get ahead during the summer, thus acquiring an essential skill for their future research. They are also appropriate for teachers, undergraduates, mature students and anyone with an interest in the Hellenic or Roman world.

Programme

Students work through the JACT Reading Greek or JACT Reading Latin course in daily language classes and are expected to put in a number of hours of private study to consolidate class work and to complete homework assignments. Staff are on hand to offer private tutorials and surgery hours, as required. Assessment is by a number of in-class tests.  For further information, please see the syllabus.

Lectures & Visits

However, as well as being highly intensive, the courses offer a friendly and supportive environment. There are workshops by guest lecturers offering an introduction to skills such as epigraphy and papyrology, and specially arranged guided tours of the British Museum or Museum of London.

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Applications

For details on how to apply to the Undergraduate Summer School, see the Summer School website.

For any queries, please email summer@kcl.ac.uk

Fees for the Ancient Languages courses will be £750 for three weeks and £1500 for six weeks.

Bursaries

The Classics Department, with the generous support of the Classical Association and Hellenic Society, is delighted to offer a number of bursaries of up to £500. 

If you intend to apply for a bursary, please insert BURSARY APPLICANT at the top of your personal statement on your application to the College.

To apply - after receiving confirmation of your place from the College:

  1. Send your CV and letter of application (either by post or email) outlining your current school or university; your current or pending qualifications; your future plans for research or teaching; why the summer school will benefit you; any particular financial (or other) circumstances which you would like to draw our attention to.
  2. Please give the name, address, and email address of one academic referee and ask him/her to send a reference directly to me (either by email or post).

Closing date for receipt of bursary applications and references: Monday 14 May 2018.

All applications and references should be sent to Dr Fiona Haarer by email fiona.haarer@kcl.ac.uk

Successful applicants will be notified by Monday 23 May 2018.

If you have received an offer of a place and would normally have to pay within 30 days but are still waiting to hear the outcome of your bursary application, please contact Dr Fiona Haarer (fiona.haarer@kcl.ac.uk) and the summer school via your King’s Apply account.

For general information, contact: Dr Fiona Haarer (fiona.haarer@kcl.ac.uk)

 



London Summer School in Classics 2018

The long standing London Summer School in Classics is jointly organised by the Department of Classics, at King's College London, and the Department of Greek and Latin, at University College London. 

The Summer School offers 8 days of classes in Greek and Latin from absolute beginners to advanced level, and this year we are again also hoping to offer Beginners and/or Intermediate classes in Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew.

London Summer School in Classics 2018

The London Summer School in Classics 2018 will be held at King's College London from Tuesday 10 July until Thursday 19 July inclusive. The Director is Dr Fiona Haarer.

Applications & Fees

Applications for the London Summer School in Classics 2018 are now invited.

To apply, please complete the application form below:

Please send your completed form by email to: lssc@kcl.ac.uk

or by post to:
The Secretary
London Summer School in Classics 2018
c/o Department of Classics
King's College London,
Strand,
London, WC2R 2LS

The closing date for applications is Monday 18 June 2018. If you wish to apply after this deadline, then please contact the Director (fiona.haarer@kcl.ac.uk)

The cost of this Summer School is £150. Payment can be made by the following methods:

  • Online payment is encouraged via our online payment facility. Once your form is received and your place on the programme is confirmed, you will be sent a link to the payment facility along with instructions on how to submit your payment. Payment must be received by Monday 18 June 2018 to ensure your place on the programme.
  • Alternatively, you may send a cheque, made payable to 'King's College London', along with your application form (if for whatever reason your application is unsuccessful, your cheque will be returned).

Organisation

The Summer School offers eight days of intensive teaching. There are four language classes each day as well as lectures and workshops, between 10.30am and 4.30pm. The course is not residential, and there is no teaching during the weekend.

Travel grants are available as a contribution to your travel costs, but may not cover all your expenses. The travel grants are arranged during the Summer School.

A small number of full-fee bursaries, generously supported by the Classical Association and the d’Attanasio Family, will be available. Successful applicants will be expected to write a report. Application forms will be in the welcome packs received on 10 July. However, in order to reserve your place you must pay your full fees before 29 June. If you are a successful bursary applicant you will receive a reimbursement following the course but you must be aware that your application may not be successful and therefore you must be prepared to cover the fee costs in full yourself.

Greek & Latin

Teaching is generally in groups of 12-15 people and, as far as possible, comprise of 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 a wide range of interests and for both school and university students as well as those who wish to learn Greek or Latin, or to revive their knowledge of the languages. Our principal concern is to provide a thorough programme of language learning in a lively university environment.

Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew

We are delighted to be able to offer courses for Beginners or Intermediate in Syriac, Coptic and Biblical Hebrew (subject to sufficient demand).  Students should contact the Director (fiona.haarer@kcl.ac.uk) in the first instance.

Enquiries

For all general enquiries, please contact: lssc@kcl.ac.uk.

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