Latin 3: module 1
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.
What is the course about?
This course is designed for students who have studied two years of Latin and wish to improve their knowledge of Latin grammar and their ability to read and write Latin, as well as exploring Roman culture and history. We will use ”Latin to GCSE” Volume II from Henry Cullen and John Taylor along with Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes).
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:
- Deponent and semi-deponent verbs
- Pronouns revision
- Dependent clauses
We will also be reading extracts from Plautus and exploring myth and history of early Rome.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- have a developing knowledge of Latin grammatical structures
- be familiar with a broader range of vocabulary
- have gained confidence in translating from and into Latin.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is designed for students who have completed Latin 2 module 3 at City Lit or have been learning Latin for around two years. 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: “Latin to GCSE” by Henry Cullen and John Taylor, Volumes II (ISBN 9781780934419)
Other resources taken from Reading Latin will be provided in electronic format by the tutor. If you wish to purchase your own copy of this book the details are: “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. This purchase is entirely optional.
If you are new to this class, we recommend you purchase the textbook 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 3: module 2.