Latin 2: module 1

Course Dates: 16/04/24 - 25/06/24
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Online
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.
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Latin 2: module 1
  • Course Code: RL316
  • Dates: 16/04/24 - 25/06/24
  • Time: 18:30 - 20:00
  • Taught: Tue, Evening
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Online
  • Tutor: Sarah Merali-Smith

Course Code: RL316

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Tue, eve, 16 Apr - 25 Jun '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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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).
An e-book version can also be purchased.

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

Latin 2: module 2.

Sarah Merali-Smith

Sarah has been teaching and leading learning in Latin, Greek and Classical Civilisation in secondary schools in the UK for over 15 years. She currently splits her time working part time in a school in east London, tutoring adults and school pupils privately both online and in person (pandemic permitting), and she also runs her own Latin summer school in Hackney for pupils preparing for GCSE level examinations ( She has worked at the UCL Latin summer school, where she taught a group of adults from various backgrounds and loved the new experience. She is looking forward to meeting her new students!

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.