Intermediate Old English I

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Intermediate Old English I (E201): Spring Term

In this course, you will read an assortment of authentic, unadapted primary texts in Old English, carefully selected for your reading level, all the while gaining comfort with the language’s grammar and adding to your store of vocabulary. You will read widely across the genres of Old English prose literature, including both secular and religious works. You will also get your first taste of Old English poetry. Reading selections include excerpts from “The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle” and “The Battle of Maldon.”

  • Cost: $725
  • Intermediate Old English I Details:
    • Class sessions last 1.5 hours
    • 1 class session per week
    • Course lasts 14 weeks
    • Term runs January 7th – April 13th
  • 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 201 will be split into two different sections
    1. E201 Section A will meet on Thursdays, 7am – 8:30am PST (San Francisco)
    2. E201 Section B will meet on Saturdays, 8am – 9:30am PST (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!

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