Advanced Old English II

Fall Term registrations are now open. Deadline to sign up is August 10th.

Advanced Old English II (E302): Fall Term

Beowulf 2

In this course, you will continue reading the greatest Old English poem in its original language. This course covers the second half of the poem, consisting of approximately 1600 lines of verse. As we read, we will continue to explore the intricate and mysterious world of Beowulf, enjoying the poem not only for its historical, religious, linguistic, and mythological value, but also because it’s one of the world’s great stories.

  • Cost: $725
  • Advanced Old English I Details:
    • Class sessions last 1.5 hours
    • 1 class session per week
    • Course lasts 14 weeks
    • Term runs September 1st – December 14th
  • ALI classes are completely risk-free: Get a 100% refund anytime before your second class session
    •  Refunds in weeks 2 – 4 done on a pro rata basis
    • No refunds after week 4

What You Need to Know

  1. Classes run on a semester basis.
    • Fall: September – December
    • Spring: January – April
    • Summer: May – August
  2. Old English 302 will be split into two different sections
    1. E302 Section A will meet on Tuesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm PDT (San Francisco)
    2. E302 Section B will meet on Saturdays, 6am – 7:30am PDT (San Francisco)
  3. Classes are live, online classes run by ALI’s Old English Fellow. Learn Old English from anywhere.
  4.  We want to make sure you’re completely satisfied. If you don’t love your first Anglo-Saxon class, we guarantee a 100% refund. After that, in weeks 2 – 4, refunds will be made on a pro rata basis, based on however many class sessions you’ve attended. We cannot issue refunds after the fourth week of classes.

Dr. Colin Gorrie, Old English & Latin Fellow of the Ancient Language Institute

These days, when Old English is taught at all, it’s typically taught by handing students a grammar book and a collection of texts and translating them by brute force. We know from our experience with Latin, Ancient Greek, and Biblical Hebrew that there is a better way to learn historical languages: through conversation and by reading level-appropriate texts. With ALI’s approach, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you’ll start to be able to understand Old English on its own terms. Beowulf awaits!

Advanced Old English II

Sign up for Advanced Old English II and reserve your spot for the upcoming term.

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  • Old English 302 will be split into two different sections. Please choose which section you would like to join. Please note that E302 will run starting the week of September 1st and end the week of December 8th.

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