LATIN ABROAD 2020: FLORENCE

NEW April 2021 

Monday - Friday (1 week) Dates TBC. 

Overview

A course for students who wish to study Beginner's or Intermediate Latin in the inspiring cultural context of Florence. Site visits with a classical focus each morning will complement your language studies plus a wine-tasting experience and the chance to make your own Renaissance art masterpiece! Take our Latin Abroad survey to register your interest as we plan the upcoming dates. 

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A Typical Day

10 - 10.30    Meet for coffee and outside study seminar on Botticelli's

                      Primavera, Bandinelli's Laocoon and Caravaggio's Medusa.

10.30  - 1      Site Visit to the Uffizi Galleries.

1 - 2              Lunch

2 - 4              Classroom-based language lessons (Beginner's or

                      Intermediate Latin)

7 - 9              Meet for Wine-Tasting Experience

Free Time or access to free events listed on our Cultural Programme.  

What's included?*

  • 3 hours per day of site visits, guided tours, experiences or outside study seminars. 

  • 2 hours per day Latin language tuition

  • Entrance fees for 4 sites (The Uffizi, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens and the Bargello)

  • 2 guided tours 

  • 1 Renaissance Art Workshop (3 hours, take home your own masterpiece) 

  • 1 Wine-Tasting Experience

  • Group Welcome Meal

  • Small class size of up to 10 students 

  • Access to all optional evening events in our Cultural Programme (e.g. outdoor cinema, live comedy and jazz, language exchanges, library lectures and aperitivo bars)

  • 24/7 staff assistance 

Course Fee: £500 

*Flights, transport to/from airport and accommodation, meals except those listed, travel insurance, medical and personal loss insurance are not included. Students must be 18 years old at the time of travel. N.B. that our courses run with a min. 5 and max. 10 students. Applicants will be given at least 4 weeks notice if a course is going ahead

Beginner's Latin

Students will be asked to complete some preliminary language work in order

to gain the most out of lesson time in Florence. This language option is suitable

for those with minimal or no prior study of the Latin language. We will cover the basic grammar, syntax and vocabulary for translating simple sentences and short stories, using a GCSE level textbook to make structured progress.

Intermediate Latin 

This option is suitable for those who already have a GCSE or equivalent level of 

Latin knowledge. These revision-style lessons will be pitched at AS Level with a 

thematic focus on certain authors e.g. Catullus, Ovid or Livy. 

Accommodation

There are plenty of accommodation options in Florence to suit every budget. We can

help advise students on location and reliable companies for finding the right base for your week. 

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