Latin 2: module 1

Course Dates: 14/01/21 - 25/03/21
Time: 20:05 - 21:35
Location: Online
Tutors:

Improve your knowledge of Latin grammar and your ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. Suitable if you have completed Latin 1 or have an equivalent knowledge.

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

Description

What is the course about?

This course is designed for students who have studied Year 1 Latin and wish to improve their knowledge of Latin grammar and their ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. We will use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes), starting around section 2D.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We will cover grammatical structures including:
- Perfect tense active
- Perfect tense deponent
- Pronouns
- Comparative and superlative of adjectives
We will also be reading extracts from Plautus' play Amphitruo and exploring myth and history of early Rome.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- have a developing knowledge of Latin grammatical structures
- be familiar with a broader range of vocabulary
- have gained confidence in translating from and into Latin.

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

This course is designed for students who have completed Latin 1 module 3 at City Lit or have been learning Latin for around six months to one year. As the course is taught in English, please read the 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 consists of translation, grammar instructions and grammar exercises with a high level of student interaction (individual, pair and group work). Students are expected to do the homework regularly and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours 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).
Some copies are available in the library. An e-book version can also be purchased.

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

Latin 2: module 2.

Reviews

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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

The set books are expensive and not particularly easy to use both because of their number, weight and size and the way the course is constructed. However, the tutors are good and helpful but in my experience there has been a fair degree of churn. It would be ideal to have the same tutor each term.
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Review by Radwald / (Posted on 06/12/2018)
I've just finished the level 2 course and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has completed level one or who has the background knowledge from elsewhere. The tutor was enthusiastic and very good at explaining the complexities of Latin and testing how well we had absorbed it! To get the most out of this course you do need to be prepared to do some homework, but the study of Latin is very rewarding.
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Review by Cantremember / (Posted on 08/07/2016)
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.

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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Course Code: RL291

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Thu, eve, 14 Jan - 25 Mar '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £179.00
Senior fee: £179.00
Concession: £109.00

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