What is the course about?
On this course you will learn to read Latin from on-line materials, and by studying information on original Latin inscriptions from the British Museum Collection.
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 be following on-line materials. We will be studying the conjugation of verbs, and the declension of nouns and adjectives. We will also study information on a selection of original Latin inscriptions from the British Museum Collection, with the aid of the publication Latin Inscriptions, by Dirk Booms (British Museum Press 2001).
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and translate simple phrases in Latin
- understand the context of, and read a small selection of, original Latin inscriptions.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for absolute beginners in Latin. 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 activities.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The online course will combine group and individual activities with the study of original inscriptions in Latin from the British Museum Collection. Students are expected to participate in the activities and to do homework every week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
On-line materials will be posted on Google Classroom prior to the start of the course. Please check in advance for this.
As this course is designed to be an introduction for students who may progress to a City Lit Latin course, you may consider purchasing:
- Reading Latin: Grammar and Exercises (Second Edition 2016 ISBN 9781107632264);
- Reading Latin: Text and Vocabulary (Second Edition 2016 ISBN 9781107618701);
- Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (Second Edition 2017 ISBN: 9781107615601): this will be needed for any progression City Lit Latin course.
You may also consider purchasing Latin Inscriptions, by Dirk Booms (British Museum Press 2001 ISBN 10: 0714122882 ISBN 13: 9780714122885).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
A progression course at City Lit. The tutor will be able to advise you.