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Latin (Select Session)

Latin Beginners I covers the basics of the Latin language and Roman history, and how Latin forms the basis of other languages, particularly English and Italian. With TBD Tuesday, 5:30pm–7:00pm.

Latin Beginners  II focuses on nouns, adjectives, numerals, and more. With Prof. Valentina Asciutti, Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm (hybrid).

Latin Beginners  III
Mondays, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Advanced Latin introduces the reading of classical texts, and deals with advanced grammar, including passive voice, indicative mood, subjunctive, and more. With our President Emeritus, Prof. Luigi De Luca, Thursdays, 5:30pm–7:00pm.

$310.00

IMPORTANT: Please select your class level and time.

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Latin (Select Session)

Latin Beginners I covers the basics of the Latin language and Roman history, and how Latin forms the basis of other languages, particularly English and Italian. With TBD Tuesday, 5:30pm–7:00pm.

Latin Beginners  II focuses on nouns, adjectives, numerals, and more. With Prof. Valentina Asciutti, Wednesdays, 10:30am-12:00pm (hybrid).

Latin Beginners  III
Mondays, 5:30pm-7:00pm.

Advanced Latin introduces the reading of classical texts, and deals with advanced grammar, including passive voice, indicative mood, subjunctive, and more. With our President Emeritus, Prof. Luigi De Luca, Thursdays, 5:30pm–7:00pm.

$310.00

IMPORTANT: Please select your class level and time.

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Latin Beginners I

This course is intended for beginners, who are interested in the basics of the Latin language and Roman History. Fundamentals of grammar and syntax will be studied, but emphasis will be given to Latin as a source of linguistic performance in other languages, particularly English and Italian. Beginners Latin will cover Latin grammar, i.e. mainly parts of speech, first, second and third declension nouns; first class adjectives, and verbs in the active voice for the indicative mood of the first and second conjugations.

Latin Beginners II

Intermediate Latin will cover fourth and fifth declension nouns, second class adjectives; and 3rd and 4th active voice conjugations for the indicative mood. It also includes personal and demonstrative pronouns and cardinal and nominal numerals.

Course Materials for Latin I and II: Ecce Romani I, available on Amazon. Contact ICS for a used copy, if available.

Advanced Latin

Advanced Latin will deal with passive voice, first, second, third and fourth conjugations’ verbs in the indicative mood (Ecce Romani II); it will cover the subjunctive, infinitive and imperative and participial moods for all 4 conjugations; interrogative pronouns; it will introduce the reading of Classical texts, particularly Caesar’s De Bello Gallico.

Prof. Luigi De Luca, recently awarded by the Italian Government for preserving Italy’s prestige abroad, has been teaching for many years Latin courses at Middle Schools and Universities in the area. He has received a Ph.D. in Greek and Latin from the Catholic University, after an M.A. in Latin from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in Greek from the Catholic University of America.

Course Materials: Ecce Romani II, available on Amazon, or contact ICS for a used copy if available.

Latin for Italian Teens

This one hour weekly course covers the basics of the Latin language and Roman History. Fundamentals of grammar and syntax will be studied, but emphasis will be given to Latin as a source of linguistic performance in other languages, particularly English and Italian.

Instructors

Dr. Annelise Brody Morani

Vice President

Annelise received her laurea in comparative literature at the university of Bologna with a thesis on Dante and the Rossetti family. She received also her MA and Ph.D in Italian literature from the JHU with a thesis on Virginity in Early Italian literature. She then went on teaching as a faculty member at various college institutions joining Washington University in Saint Louis in 2005 where she taught Italian language, literature and cinema at all levels. She also served as language coordinator until 2018. She developed and taught online language courses as a winner of a grant in language and technology research at her institution (2014) She became proficient in using both Blackboard and Canvas platforms.

Her main research interest is in Medieval Italian literature and in particular in literature and ethics. She published papers on Petrarch and Boccaccio, presented at numerous conferences.

Annelise is also a passionate yoga practitioner and a certified yoga instructor in Hatha yoga and ELDOA 1&2. She has been teaching yoga to dancers, children as well as seniors. Her focus is on improving mobility and spinal health.


Dr. Luigi De Luca

President Emeritus

Luigi De Luca is a former president of the ICS. He was involved in the building up of the Italian Language Program with Maria Wilmeth and Cesarina Horing. Since 2006, Luigi has taught at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, and before 2006 he was running a laboratory at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda. The Italian government has bestowed on Luigi the titles of Commendatore and Grand’ufficiale in recognition of his research work, his support of the ILP and the Awards Program of the ICS as well as his interest and scholarship in the classical languages. He recently obtained a MA and PHD in Classics at Catholic University.