What is the course about?
The course continues from Latin 2: module 2. It aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating
Latin, helping you gain a greater knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
What will we cover?
We shall be using the textbook Reading Latin (2 vols). Starting around 4C, we will read an adapted version of Cicero’s speech In Verrem (please, check with the tutor through the Classical Languages and Civilisations Department for the exact point to start at). Reading will be combined with instruction in grammar and exercises on grammatical points.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of the pluperfect indicative active and deponent;
- demonstrate knowledge of the relative pronouns;
- demonstrate knowledge of the more intricate use of the ablative case;
- demonstrate knowledge of the passive voice;
- demonstrate knowledge of the present participles.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Latin 1: module 2 or have equivalent experience. Please consult the textbooks to check that you are ready to start at 4C. As this course is taught in English you should be able to follow verbal and written instructions in English, and also take part in class and group discussions on readings. Please look at the rest of the course 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?
Whole class work and some group work. Translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises.
About 2 hours homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbook: Reading Latin, 2 vols. By Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell (CUP) 2 vols ‘Text’ and ‘Grammar, Vocabulary &
Exercises’. Some copies available in the City Lit Library.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 3 lower: Module 1.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details