Brush up your intermediate Latin
Time: 12:30 - 14:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL593
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
The course aims to refresh your intermediate Latin by translating a range of passages by different authors from the Cambridge Latin Anthology.
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 choose a range of different extracts from the Anthology, both Verse and Prose. We will also revise the main structures of the Latin language through grammar exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- translate a range of Latin authors from the Cambridge Latin Anthology;
- discuss stylistic features of these passages;
- feel confident with the essential structures of the Latin language.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for students who have been studying Latin at City Lit for at least 3 years, or studied Latin up to GCSE (or equivalent) at school and would like to refresh their "rusty" knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work and work in breakout rooms. Translating original passages in Latin and class discussion. There will also be grammar exercises and students will be encouraged to raise particular problems or questions that they may have. Students should – if possible – prepare a Latin passage and/or exercise (provided by the tutor) before each class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The Cambridge Latin Anthology is readily available second hand but is also online. Bring pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
The tutor will be able to advise on the most suitable class.
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.