JACT Greek Summer School: COVID-19 Update

We still hope to run this year's student course for those wanting to begin or further their study of Ancient Greek, at our host for many years, Bryanston School in Dorset. We will contact all applicants by the end of April with an update. All deposits will be refundable if the course has to be cancelled. With regret, we have decided not to run our courses for teachers for 2020 - please see the Teacher Courses page for further details.

The 53rd JACT Greek Summer School

Sunday 26th July – Saturday 8th August, 2020

Course Fees:
Students – £840 with full board and accommodation, £590 for non-residents
Teachers (one week) – £420 with full board and accommodation,  £300 for non-residents

Applications are now open. For the best chance of a place on the course and to apply for a bursary, please apply by 31st March 2020.


Courses offered


For those with no experience of Greek at all, beyond recognising the alphabet


For those not yet at GCSE standard who are unable to tackle unadapted Greek


For those of GCSE standard or beyond, who are already reading Ancient Greek texts

The Greek summer school programme

Students work in groups of 7-10 and have over 32 hours of Greek tuition during the fortnight.

There are three teaching sessions each day: 9.00-10, 11.30-12.45 and 4.30-5.30. Students must attend all these and to do a considerable amount of work on their own between sessions. There is also a grammar clinic after the third session each day, so students can get help with individual problems.

On most evenings, after dinner, there will be a lecture concerned with some aspect of Greek literature or culture, and on many afternoons there are seminars on a choice of Classical topics.

Wednesday and Saturday afternoons are free, as is the middle Sunday. A walk to Hod Hill fort and other optional activities will be arranged.

Students are expected to attend the full course, arriving between 4.00 and 6.30 on the first day (Sunday) and leaving after the final session on the last day (Saturday) between 10.30 and 11am.

Course features

About the school

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Beyond the greek

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Meet the tutors

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Lectures & Seminars

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