Latin 1: module 1

Course Dates: 16/01/20 - 26/03/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: International House
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Learn the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Latin. Also suitable for those who have a rusty knowledge of the language.

Description

What is the course about?

This course aims to introduce you to the basic grammatical structures for reading and translating Latin, or to remind you of what you have forgotten if you are rusty. The course is based on Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 2016 Edition).

What will we cover?

We will be following the textbook Reading Latin - a textbook designed for adults learners, with texts based on original Latin sources. We will start at Section 1A, and we will read adapted texts of works by the comic writer Plautus. We shall be studying the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives.

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

- read and write simple Latin sentences
- have some insight into the derivation of English words
- have some insight into the world of Rome
- demonstrate basic knowledge of the first two conjugations of verbs
- demonstrate basic knowledge of some declensions of nouns and adjectives.

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

This course is suitable if you are a complete beginner, although some students may wish to join the class for revision purposes. As this course is taught in English, you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course 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?

The course is based on a traditional approach, and aims at a high level of student interaction combining whole-class discussion work with pair and group work. There will be instruction on Latin grammar, grammatical exercises, and translation – combined with pronunciation work, and listening to and reading the texts aloud. You will be expected to do two to three hours’ homework per week.

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

Reading Latin (Second Edition 2016): Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264); Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 9781107618701); and Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN- ISBN: 9781107615601). A limited number of these textbooks are available in the City Lit Student Centre and Library.

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

Latin 1: Module 2.

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Everyone is at the same level on the first day, when they say beginners they really mean beginners. Your knowledge is built from the ground up and you find yourself learning every week, even in spite of your self at times.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
Learning Latin is hard work, but both the tutor who is fantastic and class colleagues made attending classes enjoyable.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 19/12/2018)
It provides a good start to learning Latin. Potential students need to recognise that it is not enough just to turn up; a commitment to significant work outside class is necessary to make worthwhile progress.
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Review by RJA / (Posted on 12/12/2018)
Course was ok, but a lot of information to take onboard in terms of verb, noun and adjective conjugations/declensions, especially if you have not studied a language since school. Tutor was friendly and knowledgeable.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 11/12/2018)
Tutor Biographies
Sean Gabb

Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

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.

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Course Code: RL688

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Thu, eve, 16 Jan - 26 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £169.00
Concession: £103.00

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