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Coptic Language

Knowledge of liturgical languages gives us access to our own history and tradition and unites us with our shared religious legacy. Language also plays an important role in identity formation, and in being able to relate the present to the past. This course is an introduction to Coptic, the liturgical language of the Coptic Church. Participants will first learn the Coptic alphabet, key vocabulary and the basic grammatical structures of the language. Participants will be introduced to liturgical Coptic at a beginner’s level and will be encouraged to begin using their developing knowledge in relation to their liturgical heritage. By the end of the course the participant will be expected to be able to read and write words and phrases from the liturgy and simple sentences in Coptic. 

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Quick Facts

Length: 1 year

Study Pace: Part time (50%)

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

Level: Preparatory

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.