Back to school

December 19, 2012 by J-Wire Staff
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Sydney’s Macquarie University will hold a Summer School  7 to 11 January, 2013 offering courses in Classical Hebrew (Beginners and Advanced) and Aramaic, and places are still available.

macquarie-University-logoThe courses comprise a week of intensive tuition  and are open to anyone. They are inexpensive and fun especially as a good introduction.

There are places available for Beginners Aramaic course at the MALS summer school   Classes will be held on campus from 1.30 – 5.00 pm Monday to Friday, 7 to 11 January.  Would you please circulate the attached brochure and application form to those who may be interested.  Places are also available in the Beginners and Advanced Classical Hebrew courses.  These classes run over both weeks – 7 to 18 January, from 9.00 am – 12.30 pm daily (excluding the weekend).

The courses:

Summer School Programme 7 – 18 January 2013

Classical Greek


Beginners level, using An Introduction to Ancient Greek: A Literary Approach by C.A.E. Luschnig (2nd ed). No prior knowledge required. The alphabet will be sent to enrolled students prior to commencement.
Tutor: Atticus Cox AM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Intermediate level, reading Plutarch’s Life of Alexander. For those who have attended Classical or Koine beginners or equivalent.
Tutor: Elodie Paillard PM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Advanced level, reading Aristophanes’ Lysistrata. For those with one year’s study of Classical Greek. Text and notes will be sent to enrolled students prior to classes.
Tutor: Peter Brown AM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180

Koine Greek


Beginners level, using D.A. Black et al’s Learn to Read New Testament Greek (3rd ed). No prior knowledge required. The alphabet will be sent to enrolled students prior to commencement.
Tutor: Jenni Irving AM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Intermediate level, reading Plutarch’s Life of Alexander. For those who have attended Classical or Koine beginners or equivalent.
Tutor: Elodie Paillard PM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Advanced level, reading selections from the Book of Acts. For those with one year’s study of Classical or Koine Greek.
Tutor: John Davies PM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180

Egyptian Hieroglyphs

Beginners level, no prior knowledge required. The ‘alphabet’ will be sent to enrolled students prior to commencement.
Tutor: Pauline Stanton AM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Intermediate level, a follow-on course for those who have attended Hieroglyphs for beginners or equivalent. Classes will include a mix of grammar and texts.
Tutor: Julien Cooper PM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Advanced level, reading two Kushite texts, ‘The Dream Stela of Tanwetamani’ and ‘The Election Stela of Aspalta’. For those with one year’s study of Hieroglyphs.
Tutor: Grant Hayes PM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180

Classical Hebrew


Beginners level, no prior knowledge required. Notes will be provided at first session.
Tutor: Edward Bridge AM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180
Intermediate level, a follow-on course for those who have attended Hebrew for beginners or equivalent. Classes will include a mix of grammar and texts.
Tutor: Gareth Wearne PM Weeks 1 and 2
Advanced level, reading Jonah, Ruth and Obadiah. For those one year’s study of Hebrew.
Tutor: Steven Coxhead AM Weeks 1 and 2

Akkadian

Beginners level, no prior knowledge required.
Tutor: Noel Weeks AM Weeks 1 and 2

Aramaic
$220/$180 $220/$180
$220/$180
Beginners level, no prior knowledge required. The alphabet will be sent to enrolled students prior to commencement.
Tutor: Louise Pryke PM Week 1 only $110/$90

Sanskrit – Beginners level, no prior knowledge required. Textbook available from tutor at first session, cost $30.
Tutor: John Sheldon PM Week 1 only $110/$90

Coptic – Beginners level, Bohairic dialect, no prior knowledge required. The alphabet will be sent to enrolled students prior to commencement.
Tutor: Mathew Almond AM Week 2 only $110/$90

Greek Inscriptions – an introductory course be held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures, for those with some knowledge of Greek.
Tutor: Paul McKechnie AM Week 1 only $110/$90

Reading Cuneiform Tablets – an introductory course to be held in the Museum of Ancient Cultures. For those with some knowledge of Akkadian or another cuneiform-based language.
Tutor: Luis Siddall PM Week 2 only $110/$90

Hieratic – an introductory course for those who have attended Advanced Hieroglyphs or have at least one year’s study of Middle/Late Egyptian. Sign lists and texts will be circulated to enrolled students prior to classes. This course will be in two
parts – the first week will introduce students to the script; in the second week texts will be introduced.
N.B. Students who attended the introductory Hieratic course at the 2012 Winter School have the option of enrolling in both weeks (the first of which will serve as revision), or the second week only which will build on previous study. In the latter case the cost will be $110/$90.
Tutor: Jennifer Cromwell AM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180

Old Norse – Beginners level, no prior knowledge required.
Tutor: John Stephens PM Weeks 1 and 2 $220/$180

Cost of courses/how to enrol
Payments received by close of business on 3 December: for courses running over both weeks, full rate is $220, concession rate is $180.00 (full-time students and eligible pensioners only; for courses running for one week only, full rate is $110, concession rate is $90.00. From 4 to 10 December, applications will only be accepted at the higher rate of $240/$200 and $130/$110. Calculate total cost, including parking vouchers if required, complete application form and submit with payment. Early enrolment will help ensure that your chosen class is not cancelled due to insufficient numbers by the cut-off date. After 10 December, enrolments will be accepted only for those classes that are going ahead.
Timetable
*** Change to start and finish times for both morning and afternoon classes ***
There are two courses per day, separated by an hour’s break for lunch. Morning classes (AM) are from 9.00 am to 12.30 pm, including half-hour break. Afternoon classes (PM) are from 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm, including half-hour break. If you are planning to attend two courses daily, please check that time slots are compatible. Registration, administration, morning and afternoon teas are in X5B, Level 3, Museum of Ancient Cultures, Seminar Room 321.
Textbooks
Please note that MALS does not supply books that are readily available. Where texts/course notes are provided, they will be circulated with confirmation of enrolment, or available at first session, depending on individual tutor’s preference.
University Coop Bookshop – on campus; by mail order; or online at www.coop-bookshop.com.au/bookshop Abbey’s Bookshop – 131 York Street, Sydney 2000 (02) 9264 3111 www.abbeys.com.au
Moore Books – 1 King Street, Newtown, NSW 2042 (02) 9577 9966 www.moorebooks.com.au
Koorong Bookshop – 28 West Parade, West Ryde NSW 2114 (02) 9857 4477 www.koorong.com
Cancellation of Classes and Refunds
A minimum of five students is required for each class to be formed. Class sizes will be finalised on 10 December. Classes with insufficient enrolments at that time will be cancelled. Anyone enrolled in a cancelled class will be offered an alternative or a
full refund. For those who notify MALS (by email) of their inability to attend no later than ten days prior to the start of the course (28 December), a refund of 50% will apply. No refunds will be issued after that.
Venue, Accommodation and Parking
All classes are held at the Macquarie University campus at North Ryde. See campus map on website to locate buildings. The university is well served by public transport, including a train station on campus. Please refer to the public transport trip planner website for bus/train connections. For those travelling to Sydney to attend, the university website also provides information on accommodation nearby. Robert Menzies College on campus is offering special rates for summer school students. Please contact Vicky Deane directly at guests@rmc.nsw.edu.au or phone 9936 6012. Please note that casual parking within the university grounds is restricted to X3, X4 and W4 car parks. Hourly charges apply and tickets may be purchased from vending machines adjacent to car parks ($1 and $2 coins only, no notes accepted). Pre-paid daily entry permits are available for purchase at a cost of $7.00 each but must be ordered and paid for at the time of enrolment.

Good news is that the discount which closed on December 3 remains available for J-Wire readers…

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  1. Benseon Apple says:

    “Good nes is that the discount which closed on December 3 remains available for J-Wire readers…”

    “Nes” gadol hayah sham?! Surely it’s “news”, not a “nes”?!

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