Latin 1: module 2

Course Dates: 23/04/20 - 09/07/20
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
Location: Online

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 Edition).

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


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. The course is based on Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, 2016 Edition).

This is a live online face-to-face 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 be following the textbook Reading Latin - a textbook designed for adults learners, with texts based on original Latin sources. We will start around Section 1D (but please check with the Course Tutor via the Classics Department for a more precise starting point). 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 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?

This course builds on the knowledge acquired in Latin 1 Module 1. 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: 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 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
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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Started Thu, eve, 23 Apr - 09 Jul '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £159.00
Concession: £97.00

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