I. ABOUT LATIN AT THE IIC
The International Institute for Culture offers instruction in Latin throughout the year including a rigorous eight-week program of intensive instruction during summer sessions.
II. COURSES IN LATIN
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III. WHY STUDY LATIN AT THE IIC?
Why study Latin at Ivy Hall of the International Institute for Culture? Our courses have features that distinguish them from similar programs:
- First, Latin is taught from the perspective of an integral Christian Humanism: the Latin course will introduce not only Classical Latin but also Christian, Medieval, and Neo-Latin.
- Second, practice in conversational use of the language makes the learning experience easier and facilitates the spontaneous use of the language in a friendly community setting.
- Third, courses take place in the elegant setting of Ivy Hall, headquarters of the International Institute for Culture. Room and Board at Ivy Hall may be available during summer sessions.
A basic knowledge of Latin is a quality background for:
- Preparation for standardized exams for college and university entrance (SAT, GMAT, LSAT, GRE, MCAT).
- Any Undergraduate or Graduate study in the sciences, arts, law, philosophy, literature, medicine and theology.
- Deeper understanding of our rich cultural heritage.
IV. ABOUT OUR PROFESSORS
Instructor: Jeanne Haines, BA Temple University, email@example.com
Jeanne Haines pursued her college education as a non-traditional adult student over a period of thirteen years while helping her
husband Walker run their family business and raising their five children. In the Classics Department of Temple University, Jeanne
had the opportunity to study not only Greek and Roman mythology, literature and history, but Latin, a language which had fascinated
her since childhood. An avid supporter of homeschooling, Jeanne continued her non-traditional trajectory after graduating in 2005,
offering her services as a private Latin instructor to homeschooling students of all ages. She discovered a number of adults interested
in studying Latin as well, soon developing a clientele of both children and adults.
Far from being a dead language, as it is commonly called, Latin is undergoing a revival as a spoken language throughout the U.S.,
and Jeanne aspires to be part of this movement by attending spoken Latin workshops led by fluent Latin speakers in order to build her
own ability. In turn, she hopes to inspire an interest in spoken Latin in her students; she introduced one of her adult students to the
experience in July of 2011 as they attended the week-long "Conventiculum Aestivum Dickonsoniense" together at Dickinson College in
Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Jeanne is continuing this effort in August of this year, attending Belmont Abbey's "Veterum Sapientia," a week
long program dedicated to the study of literature of importance to the Church, with renowned Latinist Fr. Reginald Foster as master teacher.
As a devoted Catholic who has pursued her intellectual, spiritual, and theological interests throughout adulthood both formally and
informally, Jeanne was delighted to discover the International Institute for Culture and has welcomed the opportunity since 2008 to teach
Latin at Ivy Hall to other adults who are invigorated by similar interests. She enthusiastically supports efforts to promote the living
Latin language as a vital part of IIC's cultural mission.
Director, Summer Institute: Stephen C. Córdova, Ph.D. (Cand.) firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen C. Córdova did his graduate work at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
An expert Latinist with more than a decade of teaching experience, he brings an enthusiastic approach to the marvels of the Latin language.
Click here to view Stephen Cordova's very impressive CV
V. CONTACT FOR LATIN AT IVY HALL:
If you would like more information about the Latin courses or would like to register for a course, please contact:
International Institute for Culture
6331 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19151-2620
Tel: 215-877-9910; Fax: 215-877-9911
If you need housing for the program, please contact Becca Haas at 215-877-9910 or write her at email@example.com.
For more information on the summer program, contact the Director, Stephen C. Córdova: firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.