Vivarium Novum Summer School
Dear Friends of Una Voce,
For more than fifteen years, the Vivarium Novum Academy has built a strong presence in the field of classical studies. The passion with which we serve our students and the constant review of our methods has allowed us to become an important reference for those interested in teaching or learning Latin and ancient Greek. But there is yet another feature of our institute, of which we are most proud: the possibility for young students to live and study an entire year in our campus, free of any charge. Indeed, we have always tried to bring the very essence of our culture to young people, and specially to those coming from less advantaged countries. To this day, we have received more than a hundred students from many universities around the world. They all have received full boarding and high quality education on Latin and Greek language, ancient and Christian Latin literature, ancient history and philosophy. None of those students has ever had to pay for any of this. We are convinced that our work contributes in some way to the improvement of the general situation of classical studies and the rescue of human values.
However, we can no longer support our activities with personal resources, as we have done to this day. We are trying to get financial aid from any foundations interested in promoting the liberal arts and classical culture. Besides, we have decided to offer a summer school of Latin this year. It will consist of three modules: the first one for those who seek a first approach to Latin language. Module two will be for those who have completed the first one and for anyone who has previously studied the basics of Latin grammar and syntax but wishes to read fluently the works of Latin writers (the Vulgate, Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas). The third course is specially designed for Latin teachers who want to use actively the tongue of the Romans and of the Roman Church in class, as a didactic instrument. For all the duration of the courses, Latin will be the only language used on campus. We will present many didactic techniques that allow students to rapidly learn the basics of Latin language, as they read the chapters of Hans H. Orberg “Familia Romana” and “Roma Aeterna”. At the end of Module I we will begin introducing fragments of ancient works in Latin. Module II will consist basically in the reading of classical works.
We very kindly ask you to visit our site in order to know more about our history and activities. We would like to spread our appeal as widely as possible, and we think that it could interest some of your fellow members. If you consider it appropriate, would you please post a link to our home page www.vivariumnovum.net, with a short note about what we do, so that more people can be informed about our Summer school as well as our other activities? Thank you very much for your interest.
Luigi Miraglia Ph.D.,
Director of the Vivarium Novum Academy
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Summer Latin School
8 Weeks of Intensive Courses - INTERNATIONAL SUMMER LATIN SCHOOL
Learn to fluently read, write, and speak the language of Western Civilization.
ROME, June 27th - August 20th, 2011
The classes provide for a total immersion in the Latin language. They are divided into two fundamental courses:
1. Latin I (from the first week to the fourth): dedicated to those who have no or hardly any previous knowledge of the Latin language.
2. Latin II (from the fifth week to the eighth): dedicated to those who have attended the first course, Latin I, or who already possess an active knowledge of the fundamental notions of Latin grammar and syntax.
3. Latin III : This module is designed specifically for Latin teachers who wish to improve their didactic skills by applying a wide range of strategies in class. This strategies, developed by experts of the didactic of modern languages, facilitate the use of the inductive method in the teaching of Latin.
For further information, please visit our website http://www.vivariumnovum.net/eng/adextra.htm