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Ancient Greek Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: 5024
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Sámuel Gábor

This is a hybrid course, held online (approximately 18 sessions of 24) and at CEU Vienna Campus (approximately 6 sessions of 24), open to anyone interested in the Ancient Greek language. We read one chapter of the Textbook 'Reading Greek' in each class, in order to accustom participants to the Greek alphabet, reading and writing, the basic structures and grammar; and some (very short) excerpts from ancient authors, in order to demonstrate the diversity of Greek language, and prepare the students for the reading of real Greek texts. After four terms of study (Beginner I-II and Intermediate I-II) participants will gain a sound knowledge of the Ancient Greek language (Attic dialect), i.e. an ability to read, analyse and interpret primary source material written in Greek.

Detailed syllabus of the course available here:https://ceulearning.ceu.edu/course/view.php?id=13831

Ancient Greek Beginner II

CEU code: SLTG 5124
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:   Jan 2022 -  Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Sámuel Gábor

Ancient Greek Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: 5224
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Sámuel Gábor

This is a hybrid course, held online (approximately 18 sessions of 24) and at CEU Vienna Campus (approximately 6 sessions of 24), open to anyone with a sound knowledge of Ancient Greek morphology (declensions, conjugation of ω-verbs). During the term, we read together longer excerpts of ancient Greek works (usually three excerpts each semester, this time probably Aristophanes, Xenophon, and a Christian text of Late Antiquity), chosen with respect to the preferences and interest of the participants. The course focuses on the accurate understanding and interpretation of the text, with an emphasis also on the precise analysis of the grammar of each sentence.

Detailed syllabus of the course available here:https://ceulearning.ceu.edu/course/view.php?id=13839

Ancient Greek Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5324
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 -  Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Sámuel Gábor

Arabic Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5025
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 20 Sep 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Rashed Daher

Arabic(classical pre 20thcentury and modern) is one of the most important languagesrequiredto understand Middle East culture and Medieval history. Arabic is an official language of the United Nations,and it is widely used in many parts of the world. Learning Arabic is essential to all those who have an interest in getting an overall vision of Islamic history and understand the thorough link between Islamic and Christian cultures, political and economic developments, as well as linguistic features throughout the middle ages up till recent days. Students with the intention to work at international organizations or businesses are also welcome.Reading Arabic texts in source language opens a vastand new horizon for the student in learning Medieval history and following the developments of Arabic language throughout 15 centuries of continuous usage.The course provides practical linguistic and cultural backgroundsfor research purposes. Participants can learn to readessential Arabic written sources on the intermediate level.Achieving the ability to read and later analyze historical Arabic texts provides the student not only a unique capability of understanding most of the intercultural and political events between Medieval Europe and the Middle East but also have the chance of creating their own standpoint concerning those events. This course offers more than a language course; students can acquire essentialdetails on the culture and traditions of the Arab world.Students can expect an interactive course in asmall group, which provides an opportunity for individual studying schemes.Learning Arabic needs constant commitment and ambition to overcome the challenges of learning the language (difficult in the beginning, easier later).

Besides gaining a massive basic knowledge of the language, students will also get insight into some features of Islamic, especiallyArab culture. This will lead to an understanding of the environment in which the source material written in Arabic was born.Participants’ abilitiesin Arabic willbe assessed through a short quiz (15-20 minutes) every two weeks and a final examinationat the end of the semester.

Arabic Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5125
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Rashed Daher

Arabic Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5225
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 24 Sep 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Rashed Daher

Arabic(classical pre 20thcentury and modern) is one of the most important languagesrequiredto understand Middle East culture and Medieval history. Arabic is an official language of the United Nations,and it is widely used in many parts of the world. LearningArabic isessential to all those interested in getting an overall vision of Islamic history and understand the specific link between Islamic and Christian cultures, political and economic developments, andlinguistic features throughout the middle ages up tillrecent days. Students with the intention to work at international organizations or businesses are also welcome.Reading Arabic texts in source language opens a vastand new horizon for the student in learning Medieval history and following the developments ofArabic language throughout 15 centuries of continuous usage.The course provides practical linguistic and cultural backgroundsfor research purposes. Participants can learn to readessential Arabic written sources atthe intermediate level.Achieving the abilityto readand later analyze historical Arabic texts provides the student not only a unique capability of understanding most of the intercultural and political events between Medieval Europe and the Middle Eastbut also have the chance to createtheir ownstandpoint concerning those events. This course offers more than a language course; students can acquire essentialdetails on the culture and traditions of the Arab world.Students can expect an interactive course in a small group, which provides an opportunity for individual studying schemes.Learning Arabic needs constant commitment and ambition to overcome the challenges of learning the language (difficult in the beginning, easier later).

The classes will be divided into two parts: LearningArabic grammar and modern language structures, plusanalyzingClassical Arabic textsfrom different medieval books. Quizzes will be made from time to time without previously informing the students, who will also have to do homeworkevery week.Generally,the tempo of this course will be moderate with taking intoconsideration thelots of other burdens laid on the students.

Arabic Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5325
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Rashed Daher

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5027
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 22 Sep 2021 - 8 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Dunja Milenkovic

Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian are three standard languages spoken by the majority of population of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro. They are mutually intelligible languages belonging to the South Slavic branch of languages. Partly for that reason and partly because of their shared historical development, they are often considered to be the three standard versions of one Serbo-Croatian, or Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language. Bosnian, Croatian, and Serbian languages share a common core, which enables all their speakers to communicate freely with one another. Students might choose to concentrate on Bosnian, Croatian or Serbian, but focusing on any of
these languages will allow them to comprehend and to communicate throughout the region where these languages are spoken.
The aim of the Beginner I course and its successive course in the winter semester is to introduce students to the basics of reading, speaking, and writing of Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. The focus of the course will lie on acquiring the skills of reading and text comprehension needed for scientific research.

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5127
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 3
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 -  Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Dunja Milenkovic

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5132
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 22 Sep 2021 - 8 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Dunja Milenkovic

Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5232
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Dunja Milenkovic

Latin Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5022
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 20 Sep 2021 - 6 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar

This seminar provides an introduction to Classical (and Postclassical) Latin as a source language by means of a detailed overview of the grammatical structure of Latin (morphology and elements of syntax) and practical translation exercises of short texts illustrating various registers of the language.

Latin Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5122
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar

Latin Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5023
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 20 Sep 2021 - 6 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar

Latin Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5123
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Cristian-Nicolae Gaşpar

Modern Hebrew Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5005
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021 - 7 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Szonja Komoróczy

Modern (or Israeli) Hebrew is the standard form of Hebrew spoken today, mainly in Israel. Its roots are in Biblical Hebrew, which died out as a vernacular by the 3rd century BCE, but was used continuously as a liturgical and literary language, and came to be revived as a spoken language in the 19th and 20th centuries – using Biblical Hebrew morphemes, Rabbinic spelling, Sephardi pronunciation, and idioms and calques from Yiddish. In its modern form, it has been highly influenced by Yiddish, Russian, English and Arabic as well.Over the course of two terms, students with no, or minimal prior knowledge of the language will master the basic principles of writing, reading and speaking Modern Hebrew. They will be exposed to modern Hebrew in various contexts, including basic dialogues, edited newspaper articles, songs, radio and film.These foundations are useful to anyone involved in Jewish Studies, for the analysis of Hebrew texts and documents, and for understanding Israel and the Middle East.
Modern (or Israeli) Hebrew is the standard form of Hebrew spoken today, mainly in Israel. Its roots are in Biblical Hebrew, which died out as a vernacular by the 3rd century BCE, but was used continuously as a liturgical and literary language, and came to be revived as a spoken language in the 19th and 20th centuries – using Biblical Hebrew morphemes, Rabbinic spelling, Sephardi pronunciation, and idioms and calques from Yiddish. In its modern form, it has been highly influenced by Yiddish, Russian, English and Arabic as well.
Over the course of two terms, students with no, or minimal prior knowledge of the language will master the basic principles of writing, reading and speaking Modern Hebrew. They will be exposed to modern Hebrew in various contexts, including basic dialogues, edited newspaper articles, songs, radio and film.
These foundations are useful to anyone involved in Jewish Studies, for the analysis of Hebrew texts and documents, and for understanding Israel and the Middle East.

Modern Hebrew Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5007
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 -  Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Szonja Komoróczy

Modern Hebrew Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5005
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates:  23 Sep 2021 - 9 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Szonja Komoróczy

Modern Hebrew Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG XXXX
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Szonja Komoróczy

Ottoman Turkish Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5133
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 20 Sep 2021 - 6 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Csaba Göncöl

Ottoman Turkish Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5233
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2021 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Csaba Göncöl

Ottoman Turkish Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5006
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021- 7 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Csaba Göncöl

Ottoman Turkish Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG ----
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Csaba Göncöl

Modern Turkish Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 57803
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021 - 7 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Adil Alibas AlibasA@ceu.edu

This is a beginner level course on modern Turkish. It is the rst part of a two semester course at the end of which the students will have acquired the command of the groundwork of the Turkish language. The primary goal of the first semester is to give the students a solid foundation to built their Turkish learning upon. It is designed to introduce grammar topics and vocabulary in a progressive manner. Through this progression, the students will acquire, step by step, the ability to understand written and spoken Turkish, and the ability to write and speak Turkish.


Modern Turkish Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 -  March 2022
Instructor(s): Adil Alibas AlibasA@ceu.edu

Modern Turkish Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 57803
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 22 Sep 2021 - 8 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Adil Alibas AlibasA@ceu.edu

This is an intermediate level course on modern Turkish. It is the rst part of a two semester course at the end of which the students will have acquired the command of the Turkish language for almost all daily situations and ability to tackle
texts such as newspaper articles and speech such as television interviews. The primary goal of the rst semester is to give the students a solid foundation to built their Turkish learning upon. It is designed to introduce grammar
topics and vocabulary in a progressive manner. Through this progression, the students will acquire, step by step, the ability to understand written and spoken Turkish, and the ability to write and speak Turkish at an advanced level.

Modern Turkish Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Adil Alibas AlibasA@ceu.edu

Persian Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5031
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021 - 8 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Kalotáné Németh Ágnes

The aim of the two-term course is to introduce students -working on the Islamic world- to the basic grammar and language of Modern and Classical Persian. (CEFR levels A1-A2)Through an emphasis given to the essentials of grammar and reading the goal will be to enable students to understand simple Classical Persian texts with the help of a dictionary. With two sessions per week, 50 minutes each, the course will consist of two parts. The first part will focus on grammar; in the second part, the students will start reading short sections from simple Modern Persian texts.By the end of the first academic year the students are expected to be familiar with the basics of the Persian grammar, to have approximately 1500 - 2000 vocabulary units with a special emphasis on synonyms already in the first term, that is, on acquiring a broad knowledge of both the modern and the classical Persian lexicon. This will enable them to proceed towards reading and translating some simple.
The aim of the two-term course is to introduce students -working on the Islamic world- to the basic grammar and language of Modern and Classical Persian. (CEFR levels A1-A2)
Through an emphasis given to the essentials of grammar and reading the goal will be to enable students to understand simple Classical Persian texts with the help of a dictionary. With two sessions per week, 50 minutes each, the course will consist of two parts. The first part will focus on grammar; in the second part, the students will start reading short sections from simple Modern Persian texts.
By the end of the first academic year the students are expected to be familiar with the basics of the Persian grammar, to have approximately 1500 - 2000 vocabulary units with a special emphasis on synonyms already in the first term, that is, on acquiring a broad knowledge of both the modern and the classical Persian lexicon. This will enable them to proceed towards reading and translating some simple.

Persian Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5131
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Kalotáné Németh Ágnes

Russian Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5036
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 21 Sep 2021 - 7 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Irina Toth

This course offers a great opportunity to everyone who wants to learn Russian. While it is originally aimed at teaching Russian as a source language to CEU students who need it for their research, the course fits well everyone who simply wishes to learn that language.
By the end of the fall term diligent students will: know how to read and write both in print and in handwriting; acquire ability to work with adapted texts with the help of a dictionary; understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type; introduce themselves and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have; interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

Russian Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5334
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 - Mar 2022


Instructor(s): Irina Toth

Russian Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5134
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 22 Sep 2021 - 8 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Angéla Palágyi

Why one should improve his Russian knowledge and use it as а source language:

-Because on our Russian Intermediate courses you don't just learn the language, you also get an insight into the Russian soul, Russian customs and society, into the world-famous Russian and Soviet literature, music and films.

- Because a good knowledge of Russian opens the door not only to the world's largest country, full of economic, educational and cultural opportunities, but also to the Orthodox culture and to the post-Soviet countries, such as Belarus, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia as well as Moldova and Armenia or Israel and Germany, where there is a large Russian-speaking diaspora.

A good level of Russian will open you the doors to the other Slavic languages, such as Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian (all of them using the Cyrillic alphabet) as well as Polish, Slovak or Bulgarian. At our courses we will also make a stress on the similarity between the Slavic languages and cultures, recognize the common words and roots. Russian became the internet’s second most popular language in 2013, and has remained in that position since, that provides access to a vast number of written and audio sources available on the web, which we will discover and analyze during our lessons.

Russian Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: SLTG 5234
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Angéla Palágyi

The Russian Intermediate II course, on the one hand, will continue developing students’ skills of reading texts in Russian and of recognizing grammatical categories and structures, using new vocabulary to ensure efficient work with sources and dictionaries while doing research. On the other hand, it will substantially enlarge students’ knowledge about Russian history, traditions, literature and films, about soviet and modern Russian society with its current social, political particularities. The course will also address and explain grammatical structures of intermediate level to enhance students’ ability to analyze and write Russian texts, and also to communicate in Russian verbally in order, for instance, to be able to present somebody’s research at a conference, or to pass an interview for a scholarship in Russia, or for a job in a Russian company. Continue to use Russian websites, information portals will substantially help the students while conducting their research.

Yiddish I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: 5009
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 23 Sep 2021 - 9 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Szonja Ráhel Komoróczy

Yiddish is 1000 years old, with a very rich linguistic, cultural, literary heritage, its first written literary source dating from 1272. Yiddish was the language spoken by most Ashkenazi Jews until the Holocaust, and it has over half a million speakers today. Yiddish can be important in the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, cultural heritage studies, women's studies, and many more fields.

Yiddish II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: 1010
CEU credits: 3
ECTS credits: 6
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates: Jan 2022 - Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Szonja Ráhel Komoróczy

Classical Syriac Beginner I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: 5028
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 24 Sep 2021 - 10 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Ephrem Ishac

Syriac, which was the Aramaic dialect of Edessa since the 4th Century and served as the lingua franca in Oriental Christianity, especially in its golden age until the 9th century, was gradually substituted by Arabic; however, it continues as a living language until today in the Syriac Churches especially in the Middle East, in addition to India (where a large community is following the Syriac liturgical tradition) and in the Western diaspora. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the Syriac heritage and literature (especially in poetry and historiography) while learning the language through the communicative methodology and reading some basic texts in Syriac. Moreover, students will learn basic grammar, in order to be able to understand and write some short texts at the end of the course. 

Classical Syriac Beginner II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code:
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 -  Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Ephrem Ishac

Classical Syriac Intermediate I

Course Status: Elective
CEU code: 5228
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Fall
Start and end dates: 23 Sep 2021 - 9 Dec 2021
Instructor(s): Ephrem Ishac

Students who had already studied Syriac and are familiar with the secondary literature will deepen their knowledge in this intermediate-level course. During the course, students will study grammar in addition to readings from the Peshitta Syriac Bible and Syriac literature from different eras, starting from poetry by St Mor Ephrem the Syrian (4th cent.) until reaching to the modern Syriac literary production of the 20th century. This intermediate-level course will introduce students to original Syriac texts according to different scripts by studying manuscript images according to a selection which can cover a wider spectrum in an attempt at qualifying students for their academic research while consulting primary sources. The course will touch some philological and paleographical elements as well in Syriac manuscripts.

Classical Syriac Intermediate II

Course Status: Elective
CEU code:
CEU credits: 2
ECTS credits: 4
Semester: Winter
Start and end dates:  Jan 2022 -  Mar 2022
Instructor(s): Ephrem Ishac