JACT Greek Summer School

JACT Greek Summer School

Sunday 29 July – Saturday 11 August

Applications are now open for the JACT Greek Summer School, which welcomes more than 300 students annually for a fortnight of intensive Greek tuition. Beginners are especially welcome, and no prior knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. For more details, and to apply, please visit www.greeksummerschool.org.


Teachers’ course

The summer school is offering a dedicated beginners’ course for teachers (active or aspiring) who wish to start learning Ancient Greek.  Students will cover a large amount of Greek within a scholarly and academically intensive environment, providing a firm linguistic basis for teachers who plan eventually to teach Greek within their own schools. The course also represents an ideal CPD opportunity for those wishing to acquire new expertise.

  • 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);
  • daily lectures and seminars on a range of Classical topics, covering literature, history, philosophy, art and linguistics
  • the chance to meet the course tutors – 45 school-/university-level Greek teachers;

Teachers who already have some experience of Greek are also welcome to attend – they will join Intermediate/Advanced tutor groups.

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.

If you are considering applying for the teachers’ course, please get in touch with the Director of Studies, Henry Cullen, at jactgreekdos@gmail.com, especially if you have some Greek already.