The Theological School of the Church of Cyprus (TSCC) launches in July 2020 the first Summer School in Cyprus focusing on the study of the classical languages. The Classical Languages Summer School (CLaSS) offers to participants the opportunity to study Greek (Classical /Byzantine) and Latin at a low cost. CLaSS will offer beginners and intermediate classes, in which participants will have the opportunity to engage with original Greek and Latin texts. All courses will be taught by experienced and enthusiastic academics and instruction will be held in English.

Even though we are all deeply affected by the coronavirus outbreak, we do hope that circumstances will get improved by this summer and we will be able to host the CLaSS at TSCC’s premises in Nicosia. However, if due to any difficulties related to Covid-19, participants will not be able to travel to Cyprus in July, we are planning to run the classes online by using Microsoft’s Teams.

CLaSS is primarily aimed at undergraduate and postgraduate students in any discipline of the Humanities (e.g. Classics, History, Theology, Byzantine Studies) but it is also open to postdoctoral researchers, academics, teachers, or any other interested individuals (18+) who would like to learn Greek (Classical/Byzantine) or Latin from scratch or improve existing skills. Instruction for each course will be 30 teaching hours.

Circumstances permitting, as well as intensive tuition over up to four weeks, CLaSS will also offer a wide range of extra-curricular activities and opportunities to visit unique sites of cultural, historical and archaeological significance on the island. The TSCC is housed at a recently renovated historic building, situated in the Old City of Nicosia, within the city’s monumental Venetian walls. Accommodation within a five-minute walking distance from the TSCC will be also offered at a discounted price.

Full details about the courses can be found at

Important dates
Pre-registration:  15 May 2020
Registration (Tuition fees & Accommodation – if applicable): 5 June 2020

For more information please do not hesitate to contact us on [email protected]