Weekend Latin level 2: module 1

Course Dates: 03/10/20 - 07/11/20
Time: 10:30 - 13:30
Location: Online
Tutors:

Did you study Latin years ago at school or elsewhere years ago? Would you like to brush up your knowledge in a fast-paced intensive class and move quickly to level 2? Come and join this lively course and get a full immersion into beginners Latin.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

The course aims to introduce you to the Latin language or remind you of what you may have learned before, in an intensive and interactive way.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

We shall be using the textbook Reading Latin, a textbook designed for adults learners based on original Latin sources, starting with an adaptation of a comedy by Plautus. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and grammatical exercises. We shall be studying the conjugation of verbs, the declension of nouns and adjectives, etc.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- read and write simple Latin sentences
- have some insight into the derivation of English words
- have some insight into the world of Rome
- demonstrate basic knowledge of the first two conjugations of verbs
- demonstrate basic knowledge of some declensions of nouns and adjective.
- demonstrate basic knowledge of some clauses
- demonstrate basic knowledge of gerunds.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course is suitable for students who have some experience of Latin or, even if they haven’t studied it before, they are familiar with the grammar terminology and structures of languages which have declensions, verb aspects etc. It is also for students who have perhaps started a Latin level 1 before but haven’t been able to complete and don’t want to start all over again.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

The course is based on the communicative approach and aims at a high level of student interaction with pair and group work. The pace will be fast and challenging but fun. Please note that students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do 2 hours homework per week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Textbook: Reading Latin by P. Jones and K. Sidwell, CUP (Second Edition 2016): Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264); Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 9781107618701); and Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN: 9781107615601). Some copies are available in the Library for use during this course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Latin Level 2.

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Tutor Biographies
Judith Rice

Judith has been teaching Classics (and other subjects) to both adults and children for over 10 years, and before that worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, as a journalist, and in charities. She has taught at the Open University, Royal Holloway, and Birkbeck and is currently Head of Classics at a school in North London, and finds the similarities and difference sbetween adult and school education both challenging and fascinating. Having returned to formal education as a mature student herself, to pursue postgraduate work in Greek cultural and intellectual history, she has a strong commitment to continuing education. She has degrees from Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Judith's love of ancient language, literature, philosophy, and archaeology arises from an overridng interest in ideas, and in the ways that we can learn about how people have thought in different times and places.

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.

Book your place

Course Code: RL401

Sat, day, 03 Oct - 07 Nov '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 6 weeks)

Full fee: £169.00
Senior fee: £135.00
Concession: £103.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? classics@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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