Brush up your elementary Latin
Time: 17:30 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL256
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to refresh your elementary Latin and improve your pronunciation through the translation of short passages as well as through grammar exercises.
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?
We will revise the Latin declensions of the nouns/adjectives/pronouns, and the indicative/infinitive/imperative moods of the verbs in the active, deponent and passive forms.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- understand the structure of short passages in Latin and translate them;
- translate simple sentences from English into Latin;
- read Latin with more confidence.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable if you have studied at least 1 year at City Lit or if you have an equivalent level of the language. You need to know the declensions of nouns/adjectives/pronouns, and the following moods of verbs: indicative, imperative and infinitive.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work. Translating short passages in Latin and doing grammar exercises, tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. Students should – if possible – prepare a Latin passage which will be provided by the tutor before each class. – Homework: about 2 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No. The material will be provided by the tutor.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other Latin classes from September, should you be interested in carrying on studying Latin in more depth.
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.