Advanced Old English

Registration for Advanced Old English I is open. Registration closes April 13th.

Advanced Old English I (E301): Summer Term

Beowulf 1

In this course, you will begin reading the greatest Old English poem in its original language. This course covers the first half of the poem, consisting of approximately 1600 lines of verse. As we read, we will explore the rich world the poem paints for us, delving not only into the poem itself but also its historical, religious, linguistic, mythological, and literary context.

  • Cost: $725
  • Advanced Old English I Details:
    • Class sessions last 1.5 hours
    • 1 class session per week
    • Course lasts 14 weeks
    • Term runs May 5th – August 10th
  • 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 202 will be split into two different sections
    1. E301 Section A will meet on Tuesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm PDT (San Francisco)
    2. E301 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 I

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

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  • Old English 301 will be split into two different sections. Please choose which section you would like to join. Please note that E301 will run starting the week of May 5th and end the week of August 10th.

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