Latin 3: module 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.
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Course Code: RL006
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)
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What is the course about?
The course is designed to improve and deepen your knowledge of Latin grammar, preparing you to read and discuss unadapted texts in future courses.
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 use Reading Latin, by Peter Jones and Keith Sidwell (2 volumes). The exact starting point will be confirmed by the tutor on the first session of the course. Grammar will be accompanied by the reading of texts by Latin authors. A range of other texts will be used for reading practice. These include the Cambridge Latin Course, Ecce Romani, John Taylor’s Latin Stories, and such other works as may be agreed with the students. Additional costs will be kept to a minimum.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of grammar
- read and translate Latin texts with fluency and confidence
- appreciate the themes, language and style of the texts read
- have a deeper understanding of the world of ancient Rome.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for those who have studied Latin for 2/3 years or have an equivalent knowledge. As this 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. 2-3 hours per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring writing material.
The textbook will continue to be “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.
Other texts will be confirmed by the tutor during the first session of the course.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 3: module 3.
Sean has been teaching Greek and Latin for a very long time, and he loves what he does. While not doing that, he's made the time to write around forty books. These include twelve historical novels, by "Richard Blake," and published by Hodder & Stoughton. They also include editions of Book VI of "The Aeneid," the "Historia Langobardorum" of Paul the Deacon, and various parts of St Jerome's Latin version of The New Testament. One of his science fiction novels was nominated for the 2015 Prometheus Award.
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.