Brush up your advanced Latin
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
- Course Code: RL391
- Dates: 23/07/24 - 06/08/24
- Time: 15:00 - 17:00
- Taught: Tue, Daytime
- Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Judith Rice
Course Code: RL391
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
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What is the course about?
The course aims to refresh your advanced Latin. We will read selections from Apuleius V in the A level edition: Apuleius Metamorphoses V: A Selection by Stuart R. Thomson (Bloomsbury Academic).
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
A selection from Apuleius' Metamorphoses V. In addition, grammar points can be reviewed as desired.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and read unadapted Latin texts with confidence and enjoyment.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin for at least 5 years.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Discussions and joint translation in an informal setting. You will be asked to prepare sections of the text each week, and this is likely to take 1-2 hours.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It would be helpful if your could acquire a copy of the set book:
Apuleius Metamorphoses V: A Selection, by Stuart R. Thomson, Bloomsbury Publishing, ISBN : 9781350010277.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any Latin 5 course.
Judith has been teaching Classics (and other subjects) to both adults and children for over 10 years, and before that worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, as a journalist, and in charities. She has taught at the Open University, Royal Holloway, and Birkbeck and is currently Head of Classics at a school in North London, and finds the similarities and difference sbetween adult and school education both challenging and fascinating. Having returned to formal education as a mature student herself, to pursue postgraduate work in Greek cultural and intellectual history, she has a strong commitment to continuing education. She has degrees from Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Judith's love of ancient language, literature, philosophy, and archaeology arises from an overridng interest in ideas, and in the ways that we can learn about how people have thought in different times and places.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.