Latin 1: module 2

Course Dates: 04/02/20 - 24/03/20
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
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).

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Description

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).

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 (the exact starting point will be confirmed by the tutor on the first session). 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. Students are expected to take part in oral classroom activities and to do 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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Review by Happy student / (Posted on 14/04/2015)

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Course Code: RL667

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Tue, eve, 04 Feb - 24 Mar '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

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

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