Summer Schools in Greek and Latin

Back in July 2020 I put up a blogpost on Summer Schools 2020. This page rounds up the available summer schools on an ongoing basis. Inclusion here is not an endorsement.

25th January 2023 – many details are bein circulated for summer 2023 and I will update the entries below as I receive information.

JACT Greek Summer School (Bryanston) 30th July – 12th August 2023.

JACT Greek and Latin Summer School (Durham) 22nd – 29th July 2023

The JACT Durham Greek & Latin Summer School provides an outstanding opportunity for learners of all levels and backgrounds to start out or enhance their existing knowledge of Ancient Greek and/or Latin in a hospitable and welcoming environment. 

  • Language tuition available at 6 levels from beginners to advanced
  • Experienced tutors
  • Full board & accommodation, including a formal end of course dinner
  • Daily lectures by expert speakers & academics
  • Optional additional support available upon request e.g., lunchtime grammar clinics
  • Optional field trip to Hadrian’s Wall
  • Bursaries available 

We are now accepting applications. 

Please visit our website at: for further details and to apply.

You can also find us on Twitter @JACTLatin_Greek & on Facebook: JACT Durham Greek & Latin Summer School.

JACT Latin Summer School (Harrogate) 24th July – 5th August 2023.

N.B. You can find a summary page about the JACT summer schools here:

Classical Association of Ireland Latin Summer School (June 19th – 30th 2023)

The Classical Association of Ireland Latin Summer School 2023 provides an exciting opportunity to learn Latin through a two-week immersion. The Latin Summer School is designed for secondary school students between the ages of 12 and 18.  The courses will be taught by experienced language teachers and will consist of three meetings per day with intervals for study between sessions.  The courses will be held in person at Trinity College Dublin, Classics Department, and online via Zoom for those who want to learn remotely.

Over the course of two weeks, you will immerse yourself in the language of Rome and engage in a variety of fun activities, led by experienced and passionate teachers. There will be interactive and online games, singing contests, Latin cartoons, and a bit of spoken Latin, too!

After two weeks, students will be able to read simple Latin texts and have sufficient knowledge of the language to continue studying it independently or enter a higher-level course. All learning materials are provided. 

· Contact hours: three classes/per day for two weeks

· Minimum age 12

· Course fee: €200

· Information and registration: Dr Cosetta Cadau,

Twitter: @ClassicalAssoc1



Romania: Dan Slusanschi School for Classical and Oriental Languages

Dan Slusanschi School for Classical and Oriental Languages | CCES (

London Summer Schools, hosted by UCL,

Languages offered:

  1. Classical Greek and Latin at all levels
  2. Beginners’ Biblical Hebrew
  3.  Beginners’ Sanskrit
  4. Advanced Biblical Hebrew
  5. Advanced New Testament/Koine Greek

UCL Summer School in Ancient Philosophy 10th-14th July 2023

The UCL Department of Greek and Latin is organizing the seventh edition of the Summer School in Ancient Philosophy, which will take place at UCL from 10 to 14 July 2023. Some courses will be available in an online format. The Summer School offers a five-day programme covering the major themes and thinkers of ancient philosophy (Greek and Roman, Chinese, and Indian). Classes will consist of lectures, close reading of texts, and debates and will touch on a variety of themes, including ethics, metaphysics, and theories of knowledge.  

We offer the following courses: 


For more information, including tuition fees and application forms, please visit our webpage:

or email the Summer School: 

Rutgers Summer Intensive Language Program (May 30th-July 21st 2023)

Rutgers Classics announces the third year of the intensive Latin summer program, which aims to give students with no prior experience in the language a significant foundation in Latin. Our eight-week intensive course is fully online and will cover the entire first year of Latin in the first five weeks after which students will read texts by Catullus and Cicero during the remaining three weeks. Students will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of Latin morphology and syntax using Moreland and Fleischer’s Latin: An Intensive Course and, on completing the program, will be prepared to enter an upper-level Latin course.  

Rutgers’ fully online program will combine asynchronous and two-hour synchronous sessions (on Monday/Wednesday/Friday). Students are expected to devote several hours every day to homework assignments and class preparation and will have round-the-clock access to instructors.

Students, undergraduates, graduate students, and adults simply seeking to learn a new and exciting language are welcome to take the course.

Tuition for this eight credit course is $2,683 (for New Jersey residents) and $6,190 (for non-residents of New Jersey).

  • All students accepted into the program will receive a scholarship that covers 20% of standard tuition rates. 
  • Additional scholarships are available for students from groups historically underrepresented in the discipline of Classics. 

For more information including an application form, please visit and contact Dr. Kristina Chew, Department of Classics, with questions, Dr. Chew is a highly experienced teacher of online courses in Latin, ancient Greek, and Classics; additional instruction will be provided by graduate students in Rutgers’ doctoral program.

Classical Voices at St Andrew’s

Cork Greek and Latin Summer School

There will be no summer school in 2022. They hope to resume in 2023.

Belfast summer schools

The eighth Belfast Summer School will take place during July and August 2023. There are both online and in-person options.

The following classes are available:
Beginners Latin
Lower Intermediate Latin
Upper Intermediate Latin
Advanced Latin
Beginners Greek
Lower Intermediate Greek
Upper Intermediate Greek
Advanced Greek
Introduction to Biblical Hebrew
Introduction to Classical Arabic (online only)
Introduction to Egyptian Hieroglyphs (online only)
Introduction to Old English (online only)

The in-person Summer School will meet at Queen’s University Belfast for one week from Monday 17th July until Friday 21st July. The programme includes optional guest lectures, an outing, and the Summer School dinner. The week concludes with a reception during which certificates of completion are presented.

For participants who cannot travel to Belfast, we are offering two weeks of online classes from Monday 24th July until Friday 4th August. Classes are scheduled for 13:00 – 16:00 UTC+1 with a break from 14:00-15:00 UTC+1. There will be a number of guest lectures and students receive a certificate of completion.

The fee for two weeks online is £140 and the fee for one week online or in-person is £75.

More information about the content of each course can be found here

Complutense University (Madrid), Intensive course in Latin (3rd – 21st July 2023)

Complutense University (Madrid) offers a 3-week online course (3 – 21 July, 2023) in Latin language, giving intensive training for undergraduate, master’s or PhD students, researchers, or simply lovers of the Classical World. The main aims are to achieve a sufficient knowledge of Latin to enable students to apply it to any field, to handle the basics of Latin grammar, and to acquire translation techniques by reading and commenting on texts adapted from different genres in Classical and Medieval Latin. The whole course will be taught in Spanish.

Timetable: Monday to Friday, from 4 pm to 9 pm (75 hours in total).

Course fee: €1125. 50%, 65%, and 85% tuition waivers are offered until the 10th of March (see


The application form and further details can be found at

θεριναὶ διατριβαί: study ancient Greek in Greece this summer (Oxford Latinitas)

Trinity College Dublin International Byzantine Greek Summer School 2023

The 2023 International Byzantine Greek Summer School, hosted online by Trinity College Dublin, is now open for applications at

Course dates:

Level 1 Beginners: 17–28 July 2023

Level 2/2.5 Intermediate: 31 July–11 August 2023

Level 3 Advanced Reading: 31 July–11 August 2023

To apply:

Download the application form at

Application deadline: 5 May 2023

Online course fee: €350/two weeks

A limited number of student bursaries are available for this course.

Academia Latinitatis Aestiva

Ealing Abbey, London W5

Online courses: weekdays 31 July – 11 August 2023

In person courses: weekdays 14 – 26 August 2023

An overview of our Summer Latin offerings is found at:

They offer: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, Proficient (for post-graduate credit), Reading Cicero’s Letters.

They follow the system developed by Reginald Foster, papal Latinist for 4 popes, as presented in Ossa Latinitatis Sola: The Mere Bones of Latin

They also offer:

Beginning Syriac:

Project publishing unedited Syriac manuscripts from the British Library:

Kings College London, 4th July – 12th August 2022


Conversational Koine

Learning Ancient Greek as a Modern Language, U. Lille & Polis Institute

University of Bologna: Summer School in Classical Languages  

(19th June – 7th July 2023)    

All courses will be held in person. The deadline for applying is 5th June, but places are limited.  

The School offers intensive classes in Greek and Latin (50 hours each) and a complementary Classical Literature class (4 hours). The following courses are available:  

  • Beginners Latin  
  • Intermediate Latin  
  • Beginners Greek  

single course lasts for 3 weeks, Monday to Friday; students can choose to attend a double course (Greek + Latin) at a discounted fee, attending classes for the whole 5-week period above.  

Discounts are also available for Erasmus students, former SSCL students, and Unibo students. 

Classes will be held fully in person, at the Department of Classical Philology and Italian Studies of the University of Bologna, with the assistance of a resident tutor.  

Our courses are open to students (any level) and non-students alike. Participants must be aged 18 or over; admission is also allowed to 17-year-old students currently enrolled to the last year of high school.  

All teaching and activities will be in English.  

For further information please read the full call and the application form at:

Summer Latin and Classics Online – UMass Amherst

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, Munich, 31st July – 4th August 2023

The Thesaurus Linguae Latinae Institute invites applications for its annual Summer School in Latin Lexicography, which is scheduled to take place in Munich, July 31 to August 4, 2023. We welcome participation by researchers at any stage in their career whose work engages with Latin vocabulary, whether in specific texts or across the entire corpus of ancient Latin. In addition to philology, relevant disciplines include history, epigraphy, linguistics, literary and textual criticism, medieval and Renaissance studies, philosophy, and theology. This year Prof. Rolando Ferri will be present as the scholar in residence.

The program involves three types of activity. First, seminars and related exercises address Latin lexicography in general, the methods and format of the TLL, and unusual text corpora (e.g. inscriptions, the Vetus Latina Bible translation, ancient lexicography). Secondly, participants collaborate in the production of a short lexicographic entry, which will be published in a forthcoming fascicle (lemma to be determined). Lastly, there is daily time for participants’ own research in the Thesaurus Archive, supported by advice from researchers at the dictionary. Nevertheless, the time for independent research is very limited, and we encourage researchers with more extensive projects to plan a longer stay.

The workshop begins at 9:30 am on July 31. Daily activities typically run from 9:30 until roughly 5:00pm, with some optional evening excursions. Participants are responsible for their own housing; occasional refreshments will be provided. The language of group instruction is English, but one-on-one support is available in Dutch, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Applications must be received by February 15, 2023 by email to Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a one- to two-page Statement of Benefit. The Statement should describe one or more words that you plan to investigate (whether or not they have been published in the TLL), why they are important for your research, and what questions you hope to address during your stay. It is important to show familiarity with existing lexicographic resources. Given the limited time available for independent research, we encourage you to set modest goals or consider a longer visit. Only fifteen participants can be accepted, who will be notified by March 1.

Incidentals fee: €120

Location: Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Alfons-Goppel-Str. 11, 80539, Munich, Germany


UT Austin Intensive Summer Greek program (1 June – 14 August)

The Classics Department of the University of Texas at Austin is happy to announce that our Intensive Summer Greek program, which has now been running for over forty years, has returned to its in-person modality and is open to all who wish to enroll. Our textbook, Gareth Morgan’s Lexis, uses a hybrid linguistic-reading approach to teach how the Greek language works at a fundamental level, rather than simply asking students to memorize lists and charts. By the tenth day of instruction we will be reading unadapted passages of Herodotus, and by the end of the summer we will have read a full speech of Lysias, Plato’s Apology, a play of Euripides, and a book of the Odyssey.

Class meets on the UT Austin campus from 8:30-2:30, five days per week, for ten weeks starting from 1 June. The course counts for twelve semester credit hours; the norm is for students to advance to intermediate (third-semester) Greek courses in the following term, but especially successful students have been known to advance directly to more advanced courses with a written recommendation from the course instructor.

Undergraduates looking to get caught up on their Greek, graduate students (in Classics as well as any other discipline) who need a reading knowledge of the language, or anybody interested in learning Greek by an innovative and unique method are encouraged to enroll. The deadline for non-UT Austin students to apply for summer enrollment is 1 May.

For information about the program, including tuition costs and instructions on enrolling at UT Austin as a transient student, visit

Triodos Trivium, Naxos 16th – 29th July 2023

Each year Triodos Trivium is offering an immersive Summer School for Ancient Greek. This year’s summer school will be held on the island of Naxos. You can find out more here:

For questions or registrations, you can send an email to: