Latin 1: module 3
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL070
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Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)
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 at section 2A.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We will be following Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, second edition 2016 1986 Edition) - a textbook designed for adult students, based on original Latin sources, starting at Section 2A We will read adapted extracts from Plautus’ comedy Amphitruo. Translation and reading aloud of the texts will be combined with grammar instruction and exercises on grammatical points.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate greater confidence in reading Latin texts aloud and in understanding them
- recognise and translate the future tense
- recognise and translate a wider variety of irregular verbs, adjectives, and vocabulary
- understand Roman cardinal numerals
- understand and translate deponent verbs (present tense).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a course for those who have studied Latin for 6 months to one year or have an equivalent level. 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?
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).
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 2 module 1.
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.
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.