Monolinguistic Dictionaries

Picture dictionaries with the definitions in the ancient languages? A team of scholars has prepared student dictionaries specifically designed to help you learn the ancient languages by means of simple definitions, explanations, with pictures, links to etymologies in other languages. These unique tools form the basis of Collegium's Grammar curriculum, and there are some modern languages available, too. All users have access to these dictionaries.


Language Methods

Many users prefer a progressive, guided approach when learning a language. The COLLEGIVM grammar methods for Greek and Latin work with the Grammar drills to provide a traditional and sequential approach to mastering these languages. These methods get the learner up to speed with a practical ability in the language much more quickly than the traditional methods do, but at the end of the 12 lessons, the learner is able to read a classical text with a dictionary. Completing the Grammar program using this Clovis guided instruction varies with student age and ability, as well as frequency of use, but typically has taken 50 to 100 hours of active work over a period of 3 to 6 months. As a guest you have unlimited access to lesson material only, but to benefit from the cooperation with the Grammar drills and individual tracking of vocabulary and grammar, you must have an account.

Greek Latin Sanskrit


Language Reader

Other users perfer to immerse themselves into the multi-media environment of the language, learning grammar and vocabulary as driven by the texts. The COLLEGIVM Reader will immerse you in the language from the beginning, adapting to your knowledge in the parts of the texts it presents to you. This is the most natural way to learn a language, but the bumpy road is not spared the learner, as it is smoothed out for you in the lessons. All of the Clovis tools are at your disposal as you navigate these real texts in the language. Click here, select a language from the dropdown choice, then select your text.


Vocabulary and Grammar Drills

For registered users, all COLLEGIVM vocabulary and grammar drills follow the same basic format one or more cues presented to the user in a purple area. After cues have been given, the timer clicks until you respond. Your response is judged against the correct answer, which you will always see. As much as possible, drills are in a textual context, so they never resemble the typical flash-card style computer experience. To keep you motivated and challenged, the difficulty of individual trial questions adjusts automatically depending on how well you are doing. Incorrect responses are drilled after appropriate intervals to guide new knowledge into longer-term memory. When you end the drill session, your progress is evaluated. Users are encouraged to monitor your progress and manage your account in the user account manager. The best place to start is the introductory writing drill to learn the concrete, short-word vocabulary in a language, as well as proper pronunciation. Of course, this drill is the necessary first step when the writing system is unfamiliar.

Intro Writing Drill
Etymology Vocabulary Drill
Picture Vocabulary Drill
Vocabulary Listening Drill
Morphological Form from Parse Drill
Definition Vocabulary Drill


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