The Malta Classics Association, in collaboration with the University of Malta DegreePlus Program, has been organising various summer courses open to both University of Malta students and the general public. These short courses of eight two-hour long sessions are meant to serve as an introduction to the subjects and certificates of participation are awarded to all students subject to their continued regular attendance.

The below is a list of the courses that have been successfully organised in the past and have continued to be consistently offered through this collaboration.

Introduction to Latin

This course introduces students to the basics of Latin grammar and syntax through a variety of exercises that include translation from English to Latin, and from Latin to English. The texts involved are also especially chosen to help introduce students to basic elements of early Roman history and culture. A conscious effort is made to highlight etymological connections between Classical Latin words and modern English words.

The course is especially useful to students reading law, history, archaeology and theology, and for those who would like to have a taster of the language and its study before committing to lengthier Latin courses. The course is also of particular interest to those interested in linguistics or language in general. The general public is encouraged to attend the course.

No prior knowledge of the language is required. Optional homework and in-class tests may be set by the lecturer but performance in either of this will have no bearing on certification.

The summer Latin for Beginners Course has generally been organised on Wednesdays between 6 and 8pm on the University of Malta tal-Qroqq Campus, between July and September. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA’s Executive Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com . Alternatively follow the announcements of the DegreePlus office at https://www.um.edu.mt/degplus .

Introduction to Classical Greek

This course aims to familiarise students with the basic elements of Greek grammar and syntax through discussions of short passages in Greek that deal with mythology and daily life in the Athenian city-state. Elements of grammar will be duly elicited and discussed in class and connections will be made between this classical language and students’ personal experience of its use in modern languages and modern life in general.

The course is of particular interest to students reading medicine, philosophy, theology or archaeology, and for those who would like to have a taster of the language and its study before committing to lengthier Classical Greek courses. The course is also of particular interest to those interested in linguistics or language in general. The general public is encouraged to attend the course.

No prior knowledge of the language is required. Optional homework and in-class tests may be set by the lecturer but performance in either of this will have no bearing on certification.

The summer Classical Greek for Beginners Course has generally been organised on Wednesdays between 4 and 6pm on the University of Malta tal-Qroqq Campus, between July and September. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA’s Executive Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com . Alternatively follow the announcements of the DegreePlus office at https://www.um.edu.mt/degplus .

Introduction to Sanskrit

This course aims to familiarise students with the alphabet and basic grammatical elements of Sanskrit, a classical language of India still used in Hindu religious ceremonies and texts. Although no connection or influence between the languages, Sanskrit has much in common with both Classical Greek and Latin, and all three languages are part of the vast Indo-European family of languages.

The course is of particular interest to students reading philosophy, theology or archaeology, and for those who would like to have a taster of the language and its study before studying the language further. The course is also of particular interest to those interested in linguistics or language in general. The general public is encouraged to attend the course.

No prior knowledge of the language is required. Optional homework and in-class tests may be set by the lecturer but performance in either of this will have no bearing on certification.

The summer Sanskrit for Beginners Course has generally been organised on Wednesdays between 6 and 8pm on the University of Malta tal-Qroqq Campus, between July and September. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA’s Executive Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com . Alternatively follow the announcements of the DegreePlus office at https://www.um.edu.mt/degplus .

Introduction to Modern Greek

This course aims to familiarise students with elements of conversational Modern Greek as well as its basic grammar. Although the language has changed significantly over the centuries and characters have been added to its alphabet or undergone changes in sound or use, Modern Greek owes much to its Classical ancestor and the course will highlight these connections while keeping its relevance to the modern world.

The course is of particular interest to students reading tourism studies, international relations, linguistics and history, and for those who would like to have a taster of the language and its study before studying the language further. The course is also of particular interest to those interested in linguistics or language in general. The general public is encouraged to attend the course.

No prior knowledge of the language is required. Optional homework and in-class tests may be set by the lecturer but performance in either of this will have no bearing on certification.

The summer Sanskrit for Beginners Course has generally been organised on Wednesdays between 6 and 8pm on the University of Malta tal-Qroqq Campus, between July and September. For more information on this course, follow the MCA’s Facebook page, register as a member for regular updates, or email the MCA’s Executive Subcommittee at classicsmaltasoc.educ@gmail.com . Alternatively follow the announcements of the DegreePlus office at https://www.um.edu.mt/degplus .