Introductory Intensive Syriac
Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 2pm Eastern
Level: This course is intended for beginners.
Textbook: Robinson’s Paradigms and Exercises in Syriac Grammar, 6th ed. Instructor will provide other materials.
Sections capped at: 5 students. If the course is sold-out, please fill out this waiting-list form.
Michael Shami is a doctoral student at the Pontifical Oriental Institute in Rome. He is a priest of the Syriac Maronite Church, which uses Syriac as its sacral language on a daily basis, and provides consultation to several global projects within the Church for accuracy of rendering Syriac language into English. Having spent time in the monastic community of Mor Ephrem in Holland, Michael has developed a proficiency in Classical Syriac beyond sacral language where it is used for daily communication. He seeks to make Syriac more accessible to those interested, and has taught a range of Syriac classes on the popular level. He believes the Syriac language, both musically spoken and aesthetically written, is edifying for anyone who seeks beauty.