Latin 2: module 3
Time: 19:40 - 21:10
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?
Further improve your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read simple unadapted Latin prose with the help of the textbook’s “running vocabulary”. We will use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes), starting around section 3B. 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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
We shall start by revising the formation and uses of perfect participles of deponent verbs, as well as the indicative perfect of deponent and semi-deponent verbs. We will then move on to the study of future participles (active and deponent). Finally, we shall examine the formation and uses of comparative and superlative adverbs.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
demonstrate a solid knowledge of the formation and uses of perfect participles of deponent verbs;
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of the formation and uses of the indicative perfect of deponent and semi-deponent verbs;
- demonstrate some knowledge of future participles (active and deponent);
- 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 2 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?
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.