Summer Intensive Language Program in Classical Studies

Learn ancient Greek and Latin over the summer at one of Canada’s premier universities, located in the heart of Montreal, a multilingual, culturally diverse and dynamic city. The Classical Studies program at McGill offers intensive first-year Ancient Greek and intensive first-year Latin. Both courses cover the entirety of morphology, grammar and syntax in Greek and Latin, in addition to introducing students to the profound and dynamic cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Students may register in one or both courses. Each course meets four times a week for four hours a day. Free tutoring in Ancient Greek and Latin is provided. Those who complete both courses will have the equivalent of two years of ancient language training in just twelve weeks. Upon completion of each course students will be ready to enter intermediate level courses in the fall term. 

The Summer Intensive Language Program in Classical Studies is ideal for students entering university who wish to get a head start on an undergraduate program that requires knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, such as Classics (especially an honours program), Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, and Philosophy. These courses are ideal training for advanced students in University who plan to continue onto graduate studies in fields related to Classics, such as ancient Greek and Roman History, Art History, Classical Archaeology, Early Christianity, Ancient Philosophy, Linguistics and Political Theory. These courses are also ideal for students who are simply interested in learning the languages in and of themselves.


Courses and Dates:

CLAS 225 Intensive Ancient Greek May 2nd - June 9th, running Tuesday to Friday (Martin Sirois)

CLAS 215 Intensive Latin: June 20th- July 28th, running Tuesday to Friday (Brahm Kleinman)

Registration Instructions:

Information for registering for Summer Studies at McGill can be found here: 

Summer 2023 Registration opens on the following dates:

  • March 1, 2023: U3 and U4 McGill students
  • March 3, 2023: U2 and U1 McGill students and all Special and Visiting students
  • TBA: McGill Graduate students

Class size is limited, be sure to register early! Slots will be reserved for non-McGill students in Quebec and Canada, in addition to International Students. Please message tassos.anastassiadis [at] (Prof Tassos Anastassiadis) if you are a non-McGill student and wish to enrol in the course. 

Tuition and Fees:

For McGill tuition rates (and thus summer course costs) please see:


Campus housing options are available. Click here to learn more about summer accommodations on campus.

For further inquiries on the Intensive Language program, contact tassos.anastassiadis [at] (subject: Summer%20Studies) (Professor Anastassiadis).

For other summer courses and programs in Classical Studies, click here.

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