The Master  in “in Ancient and Modern Languages and Letters” trains specialists in the study of the French and Latin languages, both as regards their rules of operation and their development, and their literary output, not to mention the cultures to which they are connected.
In Latin, they will also acquire the ability to translate advanced texts with ease. They will also master the relationships between the two languages studied, in particular by demonstrating how Latin persists in French and what the latter has inherited from the former. This master additionally involves a judicious use of the different literary genres listed in the two fields with a view to producing precise and rigorous analyses combining healthy intellectual independence and a strong critical mind-set. The challenge for students is to demonstrate, on the basis of their critical mind-set, how the building blocks of their maternal language contributed to and developed the evolution of a language which is preeminent in modern society.
On successful completion of this programme, each student is able to :
More specifically, students will be able to:
- Master different methods and strategies for teaching students to translate ancient texts accurately and in a manner which is relevant.
- Master different tools and strategies for teaching students to produce personal and independent commentaries.
- Master the main tools provided by new technologies to better engage students in the learning of ancient languages