8-19 August 2016
Summer Term


during academic term

at the


cover image of bookWe use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD directly from the draft copy of his book in preparation. We offer instruction in Latin from the first lesson to the advanced Master’s level programme:

Beginning Latin. This course presumes no knowledge of the language and introduces the student to authentic Latin literature with a clear presentation of how human thought is expressed in Latin. Classes are held both weekly during the academic term and daily during the summer programme (read more here) (register here).

Intermediate Latin. This course presumes a familiarity with the verb in all times of the indicative and introduces the student to the principles and use of the subjunctive in real Latin literature, along with the natural meaning of participles. Classes are held both weekly during the academic term and daily during the summer programme (read more here) (register here).

Proficient Latin for Liturgists.  Students are presumed to have a familiarity with the forms of the subjunctive and an awareness of its uses. Students develop an appreciation of the Latin language through reading and understanding texts from the liturgy and prose on the liturgy from six areas of ecclesial literature: biblica, patristica, liturgica, scholastica, magisteria, musica. In this encounter with  Latin literature of every age, students give particular attention to the sequence of tenses and usages of the subjunctive along with the use of indirect discourse, participles, gerunds and gerundives. This course is  held daily during the summer programme and may be taken for post-graduate credit through KU Leuven or for audit (no credit) through the Institutum Liturgicum.

Summer Programme, 2016. Classes are held daily from Monday 8 August for two weeks until Friday 19 August (not Saturday – Sunday 13 – 14 August). Enrol for the first week or for both weeks. Times vary for each course.

Reginald Foster. Our method of teaching the Latin language was developed by Fr Reginald Foster, former papal Latinist who tought Latin to many generations in Rome. Over fourty years of helping people to grow fast and solidly in the knowledge and use and appreciation of Latin has guided him in developing his method of teaching Latin (more here).



Clare Cogswell, Registrar and Accommodations contact
Schedule a visit or write to me at: 
Benedictine Institute
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DD, UK
enquiries: +44 (0)208 862 2156   fax +44 (0)208 862 2133
E-mail: il AT liturgyinstitute DOT org
Location of the Benedictine Institute on Google Map found here and given below.

More information on travel to the Benedictine Institute by air, train or metro and on accommodation at or near Ealing Abbey is available on the web-site of the Liturgy Institute under the button: “Courses Summer 2014”. There you can also find the procedure for enrolling in non-credit courses at the Benedictine Institute (IL enquiry form and enrolment form here) and for enrolling in graduate credit courses accredited by KU Leuven and taught at the Benedictine Institute (KU Leuven enrolment information here).

© Daniel McCarthy, 26 February 2016
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