Latin 2: module 2

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 01/07/21
Time: 19:40 - 21:10
Location: Online
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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 2 module 1 at City Lit 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 completed at least one year of 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 3A. Students will read adapted passages included in the Reading Latin: Text and Vocabulary volume; reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises.

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 shall start by revising the inflection and uses of demonstrative pronouns, as well as of comparative and superlative adjectives. We will then move on to the study of the perfect participle of deponent verbs. Finally, we shall examine the formation and uses of the indicative perfect of deponent and semi-deponent verbs.

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

- identify and apply the inflection of demonstrative pronouns;
- demonstrate knowledge of the formation and uses of perfect participles of deponent verbs;
- demonstrate some knowledge of the formation and uses of the indicative perfect of deponent and semi-deponent verbs;
- have some insight into the derivation of English words;
- have some insight into the world of ancient Rome.

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

This course is designed for students who have completed Latin 2 module 1 at City Lit or have been learning Latin for around one year. As this 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 3.

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The quality of the teaching is excellent and I've met some wonderful people who are also on the course. Two hours a week of homework ensures you are well prepared for each lesson. I love the inclusion of some history.
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Review by Annie / (Posted on 15/04/2015)
Tutor Biographies
Sean Gabb

Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: RL836

Thu, eve, 22 Apr - 01 Jul '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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

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