Summer Intensive Language Program


Learn ancient Greek and Latin over the summer at one of Canada’s premier universities, located in the heart of Montreal, a multilingual, culturally diverse and dynamic city.  Through the McGill Summer Language Institute, the Classics program offers intensive first-year Ancient Greek and intensive first-year Latin. Students may register in one or both courses. Those who complete both will have the equivalent of two years of ancient languages in just twelve weeks, and will be ready to enter intermediate level courses in the fall term.

The intensive Summer Ancient Greek and Latin Summer language program is ideal for students entering university who wish to get a head start on an undergraduate program that requires knowledge of Greek and/or Latin, such as classics (especially an honours program), Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, etc., and for more advanced students who plan to apply to graduate school in fields related to classics (e.g. ancient Greek and Roman history, history of art of ancient Greece and Rome, classical archaeology, Early Christianity, ancient Philosophy, and Political theory, etc.) but have not yet started to learn ancient languages. 

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Courses and Dates:

May 21-June 21, 2019: CLAS 225 Intensive Introductory Ancient Greek 

July 2-August 2, 2019: CLAS 215 Intensive Introductory Latin

Registration Instructions:

Information for registering for Summer Studies at McGill can be found here: 

Summer 2019 Registration opens on the following dates (tentative only, check back for final dates):

  • March 1, 2019: For U3 and U4 McGill students
  • March 6, 2019: U2 and U1 McGill students and all Special and Visiting Students
  • March 13, 2019: McGill Graduate students

Class size is limited, be sure to register early!

Tuition and Fees:

McGill students pay regular tuition rates. Visiting students from Quebec may qualify for the Quebec Inter-University Transfer tuition rates. Special and Visiting Students will pay a special tuition rate (including registration fees and insurance): $3699CAD (Canadian students),  $4064CAD (International students) per course. Visiting students will be asked to make a deposit of $350 (non-refundable; for directions, see below).


Campus housing options are available. Click here to learn more about summer accommodations on campus.

Instructions for making your deposit:

Once you have submitted your application and received your McGill ID number you can initiate the deposit payment of $350.00.

  • Make the payment using one of the payment methods found on our website.
  • Once you have paid, send an email to student.accounts [at]
    • The subject of the email should read “Deposit for Summer Language Institute”.
    • In the body of the email indicate your name, and McGill ID number.

For further inquiries on the Intensive Language program, contact Prof. charles.gladhill [at] (Bill Gladhill).

For other summer courses and programs in Classical Studies, click here.