Summer Intensive Greek and Latin

The UCLA Classics Department offers intensive summer language courses every summer – Greek 16 and Latin 16. These courses are open to all students and we welcome anyone interested in pursing ancient languages to enroll. For enrollment information, please visit UCLA Summer Sessions or contact, Savannah Shapiro at sshapiro@humnet.ucla.edu.  


Latin 16

Course Description: Latin 16 is an intensive eight-week course in classical Latin, the equivalent of the first-year introductory courses (Latin 1-3) at UCLA. The course fulfills the university language requirement for UCLA students as well as the language requirement for majors in Classical Civilization. Upon completion of Latin 16, UCLA students are prepared to take Latin 20. The course will cover in eight weeks as much material as UCLA’s year-long Latin 1, 2, 3 sequence covers in thirty weeks. New grammar and vocabulary will be introduced every day, so daily class attendance and participation are essential. No prior experience with learning a foreign language is required or assumed.

By the end of the course, you will have the basic skills necessary to read Latin prose and poetry in the original language. As the course progresses, we will integrate increasingly un-adapted Latin into our readings, from authors such as Virgil, Ovid, Caesar, Cicero, and Livy.


Greek 16

Course Description: Greek 16 is an intensive eight-week course in classical Greek, the equivalent of the first-year introductory courses (Greek 1–3) at UCLA. The course fulfills the university language requirement for UCLA students as well as the language requirement for majors in Classical Civilization. Upon completion of Greek 16, UCLA students are prepared to take Greek 20. The course will cover in eight weeks as much material as UCLA’s year-long Greek 1, 2, 3 sequence covers in thirty weeks. New grammar and vocabulary will be introduced every day, so daily class attendance and participation are essential. No prior experience with learning a foreign language is required or assumed.

By the end of the course, you will have the basic skills necessary to read Greek prose and poetry in the original language. As the course progresses we will integrate increasingly un-adapted Greek into our readings, from authors such as Plato, Xenophon, Sappho, Lysias, and Euripides.