Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction

Course Dates: 12/01/21 - 14/01/21
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Suitable for complete beginners of ancient languages. Become familiar with the key grammar terminology and concepts that will enhance your learning. Highly recommended if you are starting to learn an ancient or classical language.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This short course aims at introducing the basic concepts of grammar and is particularly suitable for those who are new to learning languages or have not studied English grammar.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will cover basic terminology such as case names, pronouns, nouns, adjectives, complements, verbs and clauses.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- distinguish between a tense and a mood
- demonstrate knowledge of the functions of cases
- identify the subject and object of a sentence
- have an awareness of parsing and what it involves.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a course for complete beginners of language learning. No knowledge of ancient languages is required. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This short course will consist of lecturing by the tutor followed by some group or individual activities. There may be some homework, which will be confirmed by the tutor at the start of the course.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Writing material. Handouts will be provided by the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Enrol on level 1 module 1 of an ancient or classical language.

Reviews
Tutor Biographies
Ian Murray

Ian has been teaching Latin & ancient Greek at the Citylit for 13 years, and before that taught youngsters in the independent sector. He qualified with a degree in Classics from King's College, London and says: 'In any one class at a school you might have only a handful who really want to study your subject, but here at the Citylit everyone in the class is there because they wish to be - learning purely for pleasure. People work well, in classes with a strong sense of loyalty, independent of syllabuses, and at the class's own pace. People I meet connected with Classics are amazed to hear that we have over 35 language classes a week. All this makes for a unique selling point. Ian takes one advanced Latin class as well as three of Greek, and outside the College he is a member of a team translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino of Florence, the Renaissance Platonist.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: RL002

Tue+Thu, day, 12 Jan - 14 Jan '21

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £29.00
Senior fee: £23.00
Concession: £18.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? classics@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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