What is the course about?
The course aims to introduce you to the Latin language or remind you of what you may have learned before, revising and building on your previous knowledge of the language. The Latin etymology of a selection of English words is also explored on the course.
What will we cover?
The course aims to introduce you to the language or remind you of what you have forgotten if you are rusty.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
We shall be using the textbook Reading Latin, starting at Section 2. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises. We shall be studying the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives, etc.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you have already completed Latin 1: Module 2 or have an equivalent level of the language. 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 the traditional approach, but aims also at a high level of student interaction with some pair and group work. Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 2-3 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 2: module 1 in Term 2.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details