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 203 Greek Mythology: May 7th - May 31st T-F 10:05-12:24 (Naomi Kaloudis)

CLAS 215 Intensive Latin: May 14th- June 21st T-F 10:05-3:55pm (Brahm Kleinman)    

Registration Instructions:

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

Summer 2024 Registration opens on the following dates:

  • Registration opens for U3 and U4 McGill students (including U3 and U4 readmitted students) on March 5.
  • Registration opens for U0, U1 and U2 McGill students (including U2 and U1 readmitted students) and all Special and Visiting Students on March 7.
  • March 1, 2023: U3 and U4 McGill students
  • March 3, 2023: U2 and U1 McGill students and all Special and Visiting 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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