Latin 3: module 3
Time: 16:15 - 17:45
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?
Further improve your knowledge of grammatical structures and vocabulary so that you can read simple unadapted Latin prose, following the textbook Reading Latin by Jones & Sidwell CUP (2016 Edition) and John Taylor Latin to GCSE. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and exercises on grammatical points.
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?
The course continues from Latin 3 Module 2, and is designed to revise and build on your existing knowledge of Latin. We will continue reading adaptations of original Latin literary texts from ancient authors, combined with grammar instruction and exercises on grammatical points, continuing from around Section 5B.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of the formation and uses of participles, deponent and semi-deponent verbs;
- demonstrate a solid knowledge of the formation and uses of future participles (active and deponent);
- demonstrate knowledge of some of the uses of subjunctive mood in secondary sentences
- have some insight into the derivation of English words;
- have some insight into the world of ancient Rome.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Latin 3 Module 2 or have an equivalent knowledge. 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. Homework tasks will be posted on Google Classroom each week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Please come provided with writing material, and the following textbooks:
Latin to GCSE Part 2, by Cullen/Taylor, Bloomsbury (2016) ISBN 9781780934419
Latin Stories: a GCSE Latin Reader, by Cullen/Dormany/Taylor, Bloomsbury (2017) ISBN 9781350003842.
We recommend you purchase the books after the first session of the course, when you are happy that the class is suitable for you.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 4: 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.