Latin 1: module 2

Course Dates: 16/01/20 - 26/03/20
Time: 19:40 - 21:10
Location: International House

Build on the grammatical structures for reading and translating Latin, which have been acquired in Latin 1 Module 1.

Based on Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 2016).


What is the course about?

This course aims to build on the grammatical structures for reading and translating Latin, which have been acquired in Latin 1 Module 1.

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 1D. We shall be studying the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives. We will read adapted texts of works by the comic writer Plautus.

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 five conjugations of verbs
- demonstrate basic knowledge of the declensions of nouns and adjectives.

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

You should have attended Latin 1 module 1 or have equivalent knowledge. 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.

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

Whole class work and group work; translation and grammar exercises; tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. About 2 hours' homework per week.

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

Reading Latin by P. Jones and K. Sidwell, Cambridge University Press (Second Edition 2016, 2 vols): Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264); Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 9781107618701); and Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN: 9781107615601). Some copies are available in the Library for use during this course. Further materials to be provided by the teacher in class.

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

Latin 1: Module 3.


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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
Judith Rice

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.

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Course Code: RL291

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Started Thu, eve, 16 Jan - 26 Mar '20

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
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Concession: £103.00

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