Latin 3: module 2
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
What is the course about?
This course is designed for students who have completed at least two years 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.
This course is designed to allow the students to deepen their grammatical knowledge in order to access
independently more complex texts.
We will use Latin to GCSE from John Taylor, Volumes I and II, as well as Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith
Sidwell (2 volumes), starting around section 5A. Students will read adapted passages included in the Reading Latin:
Text and Vocabulary volume; Grammar instruction and grammatical exercises will be combined with reading.
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 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...
- demonstrate knowledge of the formation and uses of perfect participles of deponent verbs;
- demonstrate knowledge of the formation and uses of the indicative perfect of deponent and semi-deponent
- demonstrate knowledge of ablative absolute and indirect statements
- demonstrate ability to recognise the subjunctive mood in a sentence
- 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 3 module 1 at City Lit or have been learning Latin
for around two years. 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?
Textbook: “Latin to GCSE” by Henry Cullen and John Taylor, Bloomsbury 2016, Volumes I (ISBN 978-1780934402) and Volume II (ISBN 978-1780934419)
We recommend that you purchase the book after the first sessions of the course, after you’ve had confirmation that the class is suitable for you. An e-book version can also be purchased.
Other resources and texts will be provided by the tutor in electronic format through Google Classroom. If, however, you would rather have your own copy in paper format, the material will be taken from: “Reading Latin” by Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes: Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264) - Text and Vocabulary’ (ISBN 9781107618701). This purchase is entirely optional.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 3: module 3.