Like the sword of Damocles, the fear of having to pick up ancient languages at the start of their theology studies is a source of worry for many people. The following pages should help to banish some widely held preconceptions and the fear of mastering "languages".
The three ancient languages are tackled right at the start of a person's studies so theology work involving original texts can begin at an early stage. Based on the arrangement below, no more than two ancient languages need to be studied at the same time, and there will only ever be one language examination during any one session. Please note that the Latin course begins as early as the end of August (during the period when there are still no lectures in other words).