We offer one-on-one online lessons, fully adjusted to your preferences and needs. We provide all of the necessary materials. We also offer online and over-the-phone interpreting services. For customers based in the San Diego area, we additionally provide onsite interpreting.
Ancient Greek Language
The mystery of Ancient Greece is kept alive in Ancient Greek literature. Discover how beautiful the Ancient Greek really is! If you are a beginner, take your first steps by learning the alphabet and the beautiful nuances of the classical pronunciation.
More advanced students will benefit from our customized lessons tailored to their needs and interests. We can also help you become a fluent reader of:
- Tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides
- Greek poetry in various dialects
- Plato’s dialogues
- The New Testament
- Medieval hagiographies of the “fools of God”
- Ancient Greek translations of contemporary novels such as Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes and The Little Prince
Impress your family and friends with your new linguistic skills!
Does it seem to you that Latin is a dry and boring language, spoken only by pompous orators and military leaders? If the mere sight of the words “Latin course” makes you yawn, let me offer you a completely different perspective. How about an overview of Latin insults and curses? Or X-rated poems of Catullus? Or perhaps you would be interested in Ovid’s beauty tips or Virgil’s suggestions for beekeepers… We also offer:
- The most interesting excerpts from Roman comedies and tragedies
- Exploring the variety of ancient poetry and following the beat of dactylic hexameter, Sapphic stanza, hendecasyllabus phalaecius (our personal favorite!) and many other rhythmic schemes
- Exploring the style and flavor of Cicero’s greatest hits
- Learning about witches and magic from the eyes of medieval writers
- Discovering the Renaissance sense of humor: an anthology of facetious jokes
- Experiencing an old man’s pondering about the practicalities of getting married
- Exploring how Latin is being kept alive in modern church writings, translations of novels such as Harry Potter, and breaking headlines in Latin!
- And much, much more!
If you are a beginner and feel that you need more traditional lessons, don’t worry – we offer them as well! ☺
We’ve been teaching English for many years and the experience of working with many students has made us aware of how diverse the needs of each student can be. The subjects and aspects that one student is passionate about often don’t suit another student’s needs at all. That’s why on the first lesson with each new student we listen intently and prepare the course objectives on the basis of their needs.
We have taught people of nearly all ages and proficiency levels – from pre-schoolers to pensioners, from absolute beginners to the professional level of English. It is never too early nor too late to learn a new language or master one that you already know!
We offer classes at the beginning level for students who want to learn Greek. We demystify the Greek alphabet and provide the basics of grammar and vocabulary through the use of reading, speaking, listening, and writing. A large selection of textbooks and portions of novels, songs, and poetry provide a window into the Greek experience and the Greek culture.
At LOTUS we believe that Greek is the most beautiful language in the world – try a lesson and see for yourself!
One of the magical things about learning a language is discovering its beauty as well as the culture behind it. This is particularly true in the case of Italian, a melodious and romantic language that connects you to the rich culture of Italy. If you are a beginner, you’ll be surprised how easy your first steps can be. You will also discover that each step you take connects you more and more to the wonderful Italian culture.
As you advance, you will discover the nuances that make up Italy’s rich heritage: food, art, regions, dialects, Italian cinema, gialli (you haven’t seen a horror masterpiece unless you watched La casa dalle finestre che ridono – The House with laughing windows!), opera, the phenomenon of tarantismo (a dancing mania believed to be caused by tarantula bites), curiosities, practical tips for travelers and many, many more.
Let me guess – you like challenges. How can I tell? Well, learning Polish is definitely not for the faint of heart! For the serious learner of languages, Polish will definitely help you stand out from the crowd! If you’ve already started learning Polish, then you know that lessons from a native speaker are a must.
We provide carefully selected materials that make the learning process easy and interesting. Whether you need to polish your Polish or whether you are a complete beginner, we will be happy to help you.
Discover the adventure of learning the Polish language!