Latin 4 upper: module 2
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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- Course Code: RL094
- Dates: 27/09/23 - 06/12/23
- Time: 19:40 - 21:10
- Taught: Wed, Evening
- Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
- Location: Online
- Tutor: Andrew David
Course Code: RL094
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
The course is designed to consolidate and deepen your knowledge of Latin grammar, preparing you to read and discuss unadapted texts.
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 will use Reading Latin (Jones and Sidwell), beginning with Section 6D, and then move on to other texts suggested by the tutor. Revision of grammar topics will be accompanied by the reading of texts by Latin authors.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of complex grammar
- read and translate Latin texts with fluency and confidence
- appreciate the themes, language and style of the texts read.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for those who have studied Latin for at least 4 years or have an equivalent knowledge (A Level or first year of a university course). 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, check the resources uploaded on Google Classroom and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 2-3 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The textbook is “Reading Latin” by Peter Jones & Keith Sidwell, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2 volumes:
- Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264)
- Text and Vocabulary’ (ISBN 9781107618701).
An e-book version can also be purchased.
Other texts may be confirmed by the tutor during the first session of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 4 upper: module 3.
I graduated in Classics and trained as a Language and Classics teacher at Pembroke College Oxford and at Exeter University. I have forty years' experience as an English Language teacher and Programme Manager in Further Education. Since 2000 I have worked as a Tour Guide for English Language students at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the British Museum. At the British Museum I also offer workshops for children on Ancient Greek and Egyptian Life, and I have taught on the Museum's Iraq Emergency Programme training Iraqi Archaeologists. I have taught Classics in Primary and Secondary schools and privately since 1983, and I have been a Tutor in Classics at City Lit since 2012. At City Lit I teach Latin and Greek classes both at Keeley Street and as part of the City Lit's partnership with the British Museum. I am currently leading a project to record an audio facility for the Cambridge University Press 2016 edition of Reading Latin - the course-book used in most City Lit Latin courses. I try to include speaking and listening work in my classes, thus following the students' stated preference for hearing how we think Latin and Greek were spoken in Classical times.
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.