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This summer will be our 23rd Annual Summer Language Program in providing graduate and college students rapid reading, intensive language courses to satisfy their language proficiency requirement. Our 8-wk courses cover the equivalent of a year of college language instruction. The focus is on reading and translation. The classes are taught in real time: students log on at specific times and interact directly with the Instructor and other classmates.

As always, we are offering French, German, Latin, Spanish, Classical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek, and Sanskrit. Last summer our enrollment was 56 students from some 25 academic institutions throughout North America. 85% of our students pass their proficiency exam on their first try at their home institutions.

As part of its expanding program, the Erasmus Academy is for the first time offering a language class this spring: Intermediate Classical Greek Poetry: Homer and Sophocles. Any student may enroll in the second half of this course (March 8-April 26, 2018) at a deeply discounted rate ($200), and receive a performance evaluation. This is especially valuable for post bac grad students. [See the Online Store of the website,, for this payment option and to enroll.] A course description is enclosed; the second half will focus on selections from Sophocles’ Ajax.

NoteThere is an Early Bird registration option for the summer courses. The application deadline is March 5, 2018, for a total course fee of $850 instead of $950. Please enter code EBR3.5.2018 on the Enrollment Form to have this registration option through March 5th (since the published deadline is March 1, ’18)….Below you will find links to YouTubes and Sound Clouds of last summer’s students talking about their classes.

Finally, the Erasmus Academy has part-time positions this fall semester (2018) for teaching second and third year courses in classical literature (Latin & Greek) and a beginning or intermediate course in archaeology. If interested please, read the course description of our spring Classical Greek course. You may reply to this email with a letter of interest, including your CV if you would like. You may also attend two sessions at no charge to experience how our courses are taught. A link for this class will be sent to you upon request. 

Since many students are now making summer plans, would you be kind enough to forward this letter and its attachments to your list serve of graduate and college students? Note: Most Department Administrators find it easier to simply forward this letter with its attachments, since it contains pertinent information. Thank you very much in advance.


Anton Spivak   

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