Latin 1: module 3
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.
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What is the course about?
This course is designed to extend your fluency in reading and translating Latin sentences and to give you a greater knowledge of grammatical structures. We will use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes), starting around section 2A.
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 cover grammatical structures including:
- future indicative
- deponent verbs
- 3rd, 4th and 5th declension of nouns
- 3rd declension of adjectives
- demonstrative pronouns
We will also begin reading an adaptation of Amphitruo, a play by Plautus.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a good knowledge of the future indicative
- identify and decline nouns and adjectives in any declension
- have some insights into the derivation of English words
- demonstrate some knowledge on the world of ancient Rome.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Latin 1 module 2 at City Lit or have studied Latin for two term. As the 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 and participate in oral classroom activities. Homework will require approx. 1-2 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
Textbook: “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 be purchased. We recommend you purchase the book after the first session of the course, after you’ve had confirmation that the class is suitable for you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 2: module 1.