Latin 4 upper: module 2
Time: 09:30 - 11:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL037
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Extend your understanding of Latin grammatical structures and vocabulary to improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin, following the textbook Reading Latin by Jones & Sidwell CUP (2016 Edition). 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?
This course continues from the Latin 4 Upper: Module 1, reading from OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE, an anthology of Verse and Prose Latin authors. We will also revise grammar work by completing the Exercise from Latin Beyond GCSE Second Edition by John Taylor. For the exact starting point in the coursebooks please contact the Classics Deprtment: details on this will be posted nearer the start date of the course.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin 4 Lower Module 2 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. 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
OCR Latin Anthology for GCSE by McDonald and Widdess (ISBN 9780198329329)
Latin Beyond GCSE Second Edition by John Taylor (ISBN 9781474299831).
We recommend you purchase these 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 upper: module 3.
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.