Latin 4 lower: module 1
Time: 10:15 - 11:45
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL841
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course aims to improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin, and to help you gain a greater knowledge of grammatical structures.
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 shall be using the textbook Reading Latin, starting around the end of Section 4C, and reading adaptations of Latin texts. Reading will be combined with grammar instruction and exercises on grammatical points.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- demonstrate knowledge of future indicative deponent;
- demonstrate knowledge of perfect tense of deponent verb;
- demonstrate knowledge of semi-deponent verbs;
- demonstrate knowledge of demonstrative pronouns and adjectives;
- demonstrate knowledge of comparative and superlative adjectives/adverbs.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin for two years or have an equivalent knowledge. 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.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Whole class work and some group work. Translation, grammar instruction, grammatical exercises. About 2 hours homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Reading Latin (Second Edition 2016): Grammar and Exercises (ISBN 9781107632264); Text and Vocabulary (ISBN 9781107618701); and Reading Latin: an Independent Study Guide (ISBN- ISBN: 9781107615601). A limited number of these textbooks are available in the City Lit Student Centre and Library.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 3: Module 2.
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.