Latin

The Lyceum Institute’s Latin program consists of two courses which introduce students to the essentials of Latin grammar and vocabulary. The program enables students to develop reading fluency for simple Latin texts, such as Caesar’s Commentarii de bello gallico or the Latin Vulgate Bible, without need of external aids. This program further enables the reading of Medieval Latin, including the works of Thomas Aquinas.

We anticipate offering a third course which introduces advanced students to various works of Latin prose and poetry, including Medieval writings. Moreover, we are planning an intensive Latin course which presents the content of the first two courses at an accelerated pace.

Ancient Greek

The Lyceum Institute’s Ancient Greek program consists of two courses which introduce students to the essentials of Greek grammar and vocabulary. The program enables students to have reading fluency for simple Ancient Greek texts, such as Xenophon’s Anabasis, without need of external aids. Although this program trains students in the principles of Ancient (also known as Attic) Greek, this course will prepare students to read Koine Greek, the form of Greek used in writings such as the New Testament. It is strongly encouraged, but not necessary, that students have a familiarity with the essentials of Latin grammar before undertaking this course. [Coming in 2023].

German

The Lyceum Institute’s German program consists of two courses which introduce students to the essentials of German grammar and vocabulary. The program enables students to have reading fluency for simple German texts, such as short stories, news reports, or philosophical and theological works, without need of external aids. As in our programs for classical languages, the primary goal of the German program is proficiency in reading and translation. That said, as German is a “living” language, this program places a greater emphasis on development of speaking and listening skills. [Coming in late 2022 or early 2023]

French

The Lyceum Institute’s French program consists of two courses which introduce students to the essentials of French grammar and vocabulary. The program enables students to have reading fluency for simple French texts, such as short stories, news reports, or philosophical and theological works, without need of external aids. As in our programs for classical languages, the primary goal of the French program is proficiency in reading and translation. That said, as French is a “living” language, this program places a greater emphasis on development of speaking and listening skills. [Coming in 2023 or 2024].

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