Latin 2: module 3
Time: 20:05 - 21:35
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
The course aims to develop your knowledge of the Latin language or remind you of what you may have learned before, in an intensive and interactive way.
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 shall be using the textbook Reading Latin, a textbook designed for adults learners based on original Latin sources, starting at Section 3C. 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 will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have further developed your skills in writing and reading simple Latin sentences
- have developed further insight into the derivation of English words
- have developed further understanding of the early stories of the history of Rome
- have increased your knowledge of the uses and forms of verbs
- have increased your understanding of the use of cases, especially the ablative and dative
- have developed your knowledge of adverbs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for students who have studied Latin at module 2.2 or the equivalent. It may also be suitable for students who have started a Latin level 2 before but haven’t been able to complete and don’t want to start all over again. We will be starting at section 3c of Reading Latin (see below).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course is based on the communicative approach and aims at a high level of student interaction with pair and group work. The pace will be fast and challenging but fun. Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 2 hours homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook: Reading Latin by P. Jones and K. Sidwell, CUP (Second Edition 2016): Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264); Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 9781107618701); and Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN: 9781107615601).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Another intermediate Latin class. The tutor will be able to help or check the website for details.
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.