Personal Interest Online Courses

As part of VSI’s commitment to making Ecclesiastical Latin and Greek formation as widely available as possible, we offer a variety of personal interest courses online.

2022 Spring Quarter (April 25-July 8) Courses

LAT101: Introductory Latin – Level 1

  • Section 1 – Ms. Jenni Glaser, MA – M/W, 5:00-5:45 p.m. EDT
  • Section 2 – Mr. Michael Camilleri – T/Th, 8:30-9:15 p.m. EDT
  • Section 3 – Mr. Sean Pilcher – T/Th, 6:00-6:45 p.m. EDT

LAT102: Introductory Latin – Level 2

  • Section 1 – Mr. Gregory DiPippo – M/W, 7:00-7:45 p.m. EDT
  • Section 2 – Mr. Sean Pilcher – T/Th, 5:00-5:45 p.m. EDT

LAT103: Introductory Latin – Level 3

  • Section 1 – Mr. Sean Pilcher – M/F, 5:00-5:45 p.m. EDT

LAT105: Introductory Latin – Level 5

  • Ecclesiastics Section – Dr. Nancy Llewellyn, PhD – M/Th, 8:15-9:00 p.m. EDT
  • Omnibus Section – Ms. Jenni Glaser, MA – M/W, 6:00-6:45 p.m. EDT

GRK102: Introductory Greek – Level 2

  • Section 1 – Mr. Ben Yates, MA – M/F, 6:00-6:45 p.m. EDT

History Department

  • HSL215: Readings in the Lives of the Saints † – Mr. Gregory DiPippo – T, 7-8:00 p.m. EDT

Liturgical Theology & Liturgy Department

  • TLL350: Rituale Romanum † – Fr. Dylan Schrader, PhD – T, 5:30-6:30 p.m. EDT

Medieval Latin Department

  • LLM254: Carmina Burana † – Dr. Nancy Llewellyn, PhD – M, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT

Patristic Theology & Patristics Department

  • TPL340: Selected Sermons of St. Leo the Great † – Mr. Sean Pilcher – F, 6:00-7:00 p.m. EDT 

Spiritual Theology Department

  • SPA253: Intro. to St. Bernard of Clairvaux * – Dr. Jeremy Thompson, PhD – T, 9:30-10:30 a.m. EDT

Primary Language of Instruction: Latin (†), English (*)

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The tuition for online courses is based on course length.
– Short format (10 classes, 1 hour each): $200
– Long format (20 classes, 45 minutes each): $300

Student Reviews

Having taken only one semester of Latin in the Seminary, I really appreciate the intuitive style of learning in this class. The course material, the textbook, the instructor, Sean Pilcher, and his expertise as well as his patience are all great. I would happily recommend this class to others who would like to begin to learn the Latin language.

Fr B, Introductory Latin - Level 1

I’m in the middle of this class and really enjoying it! Gregory DiPippo is an excellent teacher, presenting the information clearly and is patient as we all try to take it in. And Lingua Latina is definitely useful and engaging textbook though going through it with a guide is very helpful. I remember picking it up in the past and trying to go through it on my own which was much more difficult and frustrating. 10/10 would recommend this course to anyone looking for an accessible introduction to Latin!

Peter, Introductory Latin - Level 1

This is a great course! The content is obviously rich and the Latin easy enough that we do not get bogged down. Dr. Llewellyn makes the experience fun and low stress. It is really helpful to correct some bad habits and learn some good ones!

Scott, Readings in Kempis' Imitation of Christ