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. Please contact the tutor through the Classics department 10-7 days before the start of the course in order to obtain the material necessary for the first class.
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 2 years 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.
I am an artist living and working in London, trained at Chelsea School of Art and the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). I have shown in solo and group exhibitions around the UK and in Europe (including the Whitechapel Open and Threadneedle Painting Prize) with work in numerous private collections and featured in Drawing and Painting by Kate Wilson (Thames and Hudson, 2015). For over 30 years I have taught in a wide variety of contexts, lecturing in many British art schools, including Manchester (MA), Cheltenham (BA), Central St Martins, UAL. I have run drawing workshops for Microsoft Seattle, Microsoft Research Asia in Beijing, Electronic Arts UK, Vanguard Animation, Tell Me in Mountain View, CA and Kaos Studios (THQ) in New York amongst others. I have also taught renowned opera, television and film directors how to draw (NDAs duly signed) At City Lit I deliver many drawing and painting courses with a significant input on our Fine Art Course.
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.