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Classical Syriac (Kthobonoyo)

This course is an introduction to classical Syriac, the language which the Syriac Church Fathers spoke and in which they wrote. Many important theological and spiritual works have been composed in Syriac. Participants will be introduced to the alphabet and to Syriac grammar and syntax and learn simple sentences for daily use. Participants will also learn how to understand and translate basic level Syriac texts. West Syriac pronunciation is used throughout the course, but participants are allowed to use other pronunciations as well. From the beginning, learners are encouraged to use their linguistic skills in the real-life social setting of their learning and liturgical community.


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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year

Study Pace: Part time (50%)

Type of Instruction: Distance learning
Language of Instruction: Swedish and English

Level: Seminary

Organizer: Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola

In addition to the requirements stated in the course description, all students need to be at least 18 year old, be officially registered in Sweden and have a sufficient knowledge of the language of instruction.

Fees: Tuition at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola is free for everyone who is registered (“folkbokförda”) in Sweden.

Service Fees at Sankt Ignatios Folkhögskola:Students are required to pay a service fee. The service fee for this course is SEK 400 per semester.