The UK’s largest classical summer school (which annually welcomes 350 Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced students from the UK and beyond) now offers a dedicated beginners' course for teachers (active or aspiring) who wish to start learning Ancient Greek. (Teachers who already have some experience of Greek are also welcome to attend - they will join Intermediate/Advanced tutor groups.)

Students cover a large amount of Greek within a scholarly and academically-intensive environment. This course will provide a firm linguistic basis for teachers who plan eventually to teach Greek within their own schools. It will also represent an ideal CPD opportunity for those wishing to acquire new expertise.

The main features will be:

· 32 hours of Greek tuition (with significant amounts of independent study in between sessions);

· coverage of the whole of John Taylor’s Greek to GCSE: Part One;

· integrated discussion about how Greek can be delivered to pupils in a school setting (e.g. resources, priorities, activities, how to explore links with Latin);

· over 20 seminars and lectures to choose from in the afternoons and evenings, covering a wide range of linguistic, literary, historical, philosophical and artistic topics;

· two dramatic performances by students: a comedy (in English) and a tragedy (in Greek);

· the chance to meet the course tutors - 45 school-/university-level Greek teachers;

· access to Bryanston School’s sports and music facilities.

The course fee is £725: this includes all tuition and full-board accommodation (mature students are usually housed together). Generous bursaries are available for those who would otherwise be prevented from attending: please see the Bursaries tab for further information.

Any questions regarding the academic programme should be addressed to the Director of Studies, Henry Cullen:‚ÄčTeachers who are not beginners in Greek but who wish to attend the summer school at Intermediate or Advanced levels are also very welcome, and should contact the Director of Studies‚Äč.

Questions regarding all other matters (e.g. the application process, logistics of accommodation, and bursaries & financial matters) should be addressed to the Course Secretary, Cathy Bothwell:

Applications will open in mid-January, via this website; potential applicants are encouraged to contact the Director of Studies or Course Secretary before (or when) they apply in order to discuss their individual circumstances and aims.