Latin 1: module 2

Course Dates: 18/01/21 - 22/03/21
Time: 15:00 - 16:30
Location: Online
Tutors:

Continue to learn the basic grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can improve your ability to read straightforward Latin. Suitable also if you have some basic or rusty knowledge of the 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 course is designed to extend your fluency in reading and translating Latin sentences and to give you a greater knowledge of grammatical structures. We will use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes), starting around section 1C.

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 grammatical structures including the present indicative, the imperative and the declension of nouns and adjectives. We will also continue reading an adaptation of Aulularia, a play by Plautus.

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

- demonstrate a good knowledge of the present indicative
- conjugate regular and irregular verbs in the imperative mood
- identify the present infinitive active
- 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?

You should have completed Latin 1 module 1 at City Lit or have studied Latin for one term. 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 3.

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This is a brilliant course with a very dynamic, knowledgeable and organised tutor. I learnt a lot.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 12/03/2020)
Good but be prepared to work hard between classes in order to make progress
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 04/04/2019)
This is a course that requires your complete commitment and participation but rewards your hard work.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
A friendly knowledgeable tutor who helps students of all ages. A good group. Recommended
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 26/03/2019)
I really enjoyed the course as the teaching was supportive but challenging. As well as a good teacher, my fellow students were a fine bucnh too.
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Tutor Biographies
Andrew David

I graduated in Classics and trained as a Language and Classics teacher at Pembroke College Oxford and at Exeter University. I have forty years' experience as an English Language teacher and Programme Manager in Further Education. Since 2000 I have worked as a Tour Guide for English Language students at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. At the British Museum I also offer workshops for children on Ancient Greek and Egyptian Life, and I have taught on the Museum's Iraq Emergency Programme training Iraqi Archaeologists. I have taught Classics in Primary and Secondary schools and privately since 1983, and I have been a Tutor in Classics at City Lit since 2012. At City Lit I teach Latin and Greek classes both at Keeley Street and as part of the City Lit's partnership with the British Museum. I am currently leading a project to record an audio facility for the Cambridge University Press 2016 edition of Reading Latin - the course-book used in most City Lit Latin courses. I try to include speaking and listening work in my classes, thus following the students' stated preference for hearing how we think Latin and Greek were spoken in Classical times.

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: RL414

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Mon, day, 18 Jan - 22 Mar '21

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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

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