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Latin Instruction

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Introductory Latin
Thursday Evenings,
Winter 2019  

The International Institute for Culture is pleased to offer a Thursday evening introductory Latin course for adult learners this winter. The classes will be held at Ivy Hall  from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on the following dates:

February 7th, 14th,  21st, and 28th;  March 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th; April 4th, and 11th.

The course teaches classical Latin grammar with the ecclesiastical or “mediaeval” pronunciation. It covers the basic features of Latin as an inflected language, with opportunities for speaking the language, reading simple stories, and learning the basic prayers of the Church. This course is an excellent opportunity for parents and teachers of home-schooled students or for any adult learner wanting to be more fully connected with our cultural heritage in order to understand better both our past and our present. 

The Cost: $350 for the total course. 

The Texts: The required texts and additional electronic or photocopied texts will be provided.

About the instructor: 

Stephen C. Córdova is a Latin instructor at the International Institute for Culture. He did his graduate work at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. An expert Latinist with more than two decades of teaching experience, he brings an enthusiastic approach to the marvels of the Latin language.

To apply for the classses, please contact Miss Rebecca Haas at 215-877-9910 or write her at and copy Stephen C. Córdova at


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