Latin 1: module 1

Course Dates: 21/09/20 - 30/11/20
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Location: Online

An introduction to Latin, or a reminder of what you have forgotten, if you are rusty. Based on Reading Latin, 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes).

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?

The course is designed to introduce you to the Latin language or remind you what you have learned before, revising and building on your basic knowledge. We will use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell 2nd edition (Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes), starting from section 1A. Reading will be combined with grammar instructions and grammatical 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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

In this first module, you will be introduced to the conjugation of verbs in the present indicative and the declension of nouns and adjectives. We will also start reading an adaptation of a play by Plautus.

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

- read and write simple Latin sentences
- demonstrate basic knowledge of verb forms (conjugations)
- demonstrate basic knowledge of Latin nouns and adjectives
- have some insights into the derivation of English words
- demonstrate some knowledge on the world of ancient Rome.

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

This is a course for complete beginners although those who have some previous knowledge of Latin may wish to join for revision purposes. 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?

The course consists of translation, grammar instructions and grammar exercises with a high level of student interaction (individual, pair and group work). Students are expected to do the homework regularly and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours per week.

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

Bring writing material.
Textbook: “Reading Latin” by Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes:
- Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264)
- Text and Vocabulary’ (ISBN 9781107618701).
Some copies are available in the library. An e-book version can also be purchased. We recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, after you’ve had confirmation that the class is suitable for you.

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

Latin 1: module 2.

Reviews

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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)

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Course Code: RL349

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Mon, day, 21 Sep - 30 Nov '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £143.00
Concession: £109.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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or call 020 7492 2644

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