Macquarie Ancient Languages School

Macquarie Ancient Languages School

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The Macquarie Ancient Languages School (MALS) provides an opportunity to engage with ancient cultures through the study of their languages in a friendly and stimulating environment. MALS offers intensive courses in Greek, Egyptian, Latin (winter only), Coptic, Hebrew, and Akkadian. Our week-long sessions run on the Macquarie University campus (North Ryde, NSW) in January and July each year and are led by our team of dedicated tutors. Many are postgraduate students embarking on research in relevant fields or language teachers working in the secondary or tertiary sector.

The School employs methods designed to support adult learners (16 years of age and up) from a wide range of backgrounds. You may, for instance, be a university student wanting to begin your engagement with ancient languages or strengthen existing skills and experience. You may be someone who has always been wanting to learn one of the languages we offer or one of our many MALS veterans who enjoys exploring new texts with like-minded people.

MALS forms a key component of the Macquarie Ancient History Department's community outreach program. Whether you are new to the school or a returning participant we hope you will enjoy the friendly, supportive, and stimulating atmosphere of the School, of which we are very proud.

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