Get ready for Latin 2
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL522
Duration: 4 sessions
What is the course about?
Intensive revision of previous learning from Latin 1 at the City Lit or from an equivalent course. Based on Reading Latin (Cambridge University Press, Second Edition 2016).
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?
Revision of grammar points learned in Sections 1A to 2B of the Reading Latin textbook, or from an equivalent course, including 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 adjectives.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable if you have completed Latin 1: Module 3 at the City Lit, or have equivalent knowledge of Latin (approximately one year of study). The course is for revision purposes and to help you to get ready for Latin 2 Module 1. 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?
The course is based on the traditional approach, but aims also at a high level of student interaction with pair and group work. Students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do a limited amount of home-study outside the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
During this course we will revise grammar points learned in Sections 1A to 2B of the Reading Latin textbook, so you may want to consider purchasing a copy of Reading Latin - which you will need if you are planning to progress onto a Latin 2: Module 1 course at City Lit. The details are: Reading Latin (Second Edition 2016) Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264), and Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 9781107618701). (NB for the Latin 2: Module 1 course you will also need Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN- ISBN: 9781107615601).
Additionally, worksheets will be provided to practise the grammar points for each section, and these will be posted on Google Classroom - class code for this course: oujhumt. Studying some or all of these, prior to the class, will enable you to get the most out of the classes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 2: module 1.
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.