ESP Biography



PETER KLAPES, ESP Teacher




Major: Philosophy

College/Employer: Boston College

Year of Graduation: 2019

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Past Classes

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Does God exist? in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
In this discussion-based course, we will explore the different arguments regarding the existence of God.


Poetry and Philosophy in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
In this course, we'll use poetry as a means of discussing a variety of philosophical topics.


Thinking Like a Linguist in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
In this interactive course, students will try to make sense of language, by thinking like linguists. Students will receive a gentle introduction to linguistics and its subfields, and then begin to confront and quantify various subtle features of the English language.


Labelling the Earth around Us in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
In this course, students will explore concepts such as land, easements, roads, and other rights-of-way, drawing on examples from Massachusetts. Students will then apply these concepts to better understand structures such as sidewalks, private ways, and ‘paper streets’. Students will also learn how to make use of various tools to further explore this genre of geographic information, and make sense of it in legal and historical contexts.


Does God exist? in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
In this discussion-based course, we will explore the different arguments regarding the existence of God.


Poetry and Philosophy in Splash 2017 (Nov. 18 - 19, 2017)
In this course, we'll use poetry as a means of discussing a variety of philosophical topics.


Does God exist? in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
In this discussion-based course, we will explore the different arguments regarding the existence of God.


An Introduction to Latin in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
This course will cover the basics of the Latin language--noun declensions, verb conjugations, vocabulary, etc.


An Introduction to Latin in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
This course will cover the basics of the Latin language--noun declensions, verb conjugations, vocabulary, etc.


Does God exist? in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
In this discussion-based course, we will explore the different arguments regarding the existence of God.


Poetry! in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
In this course, we'll analyze a handful of poems. We'll discuss the philosophical, rhetorical, and literary implications of the various poems. Feel free to bring poems that you would like the class to have a look at.


An Introduction to Latin in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
This course will cover the basics of the Latin language--noun declensions, verb conjugations, vocabulary, etc.


An Introduction to Modern Greek in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
This course will offer an introduction to the Modern Greek language. You will get the chance to learn basic vocabulary, and common sayings.


Does God exist? in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
In this discussion-based course, we will explore the different arguments regarding the existence of God.


An Introduction to Latin in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
This course will cover the basics of the Latin language--case, the 1st and 2nd declensions, the 1st conjugation, and just enough vocabulary to be able to put it all together.


Poetry Composition in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
In this course, you will have the opportunity to read and discuss a few published poems and then write some yourself. The last part of the class will be an optional open-mic forum in which you may read your poetry for the class.


Your Path to College in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
The entirety of this course will be devoted to YOUR questions regarding the college admissions process. Bring any questions you may have regarding any facet of this significant process.


The Poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
In this course, we will read and discuss the poetry of the Romantic poet Gerard Manley Hopkins. You will have the opportunity to read a handful of Hopkins's poems and learn about the poet's short life. No prior knowledge necessary!