Latin 5 lower: module 1
Time: 18:30 - 20:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RL416
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Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will continue to study Latin grammar and improve your fluency in reading and translating Latin.
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 be studying Augustan Rome. The aim is to look at how writers such as Virgil, Ovid, Horace, Propertius and Livy responded to the rule of Augustus. We will also read some of Augustus’ own res gestae and at material culture, although the focus will be on Latin. We will also practise unseen translation and Latin prose composition, focusing on grammar points that need clarifying and revising as they arise.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and enjoy a range of Latin prose and verse literature from the Augustan period with confidence and emjoyment
- be more confident in scanning verse and reading it aloud
- be more confident in analysing literary texts
- have a broad contextual understanding of the literature of the Augustan age
- be more secure in understanding advanced Latin grammar.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have studied Latin for at least four years. 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. Please look at the rest of the course 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?
Whole class work and group work; translation and grammar exercises; tutor posing questions and answering questions raised by the students. About 1-2 hours homework per week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The textbook will be agreed in the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 5 lower: module 2.
Judith has been teaching Classics (and other subjects) to both adults and children for over 10 years, and before that worked as a teacher of English as a Foreign Language, as a journalist, and in charities. She has taught at the Open University, Royal Holloway, and Birkbeck and is currently Head of Classics at a school in North London, and finds the similarities and difference sbetween adult and school education both challenging and fascinating. Having returned to formal education as a mature student herself, to pursue postgraduate work in Greek cultural and intellectual history, she has a strong commitment to continuing education. She has degrees from Oxford University and Royal Holloway, University of London and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Judith's love of ancient language, literature, philosophy, and archaeology arises from an overridng interest in ideas, and in the ways that we can learn about how people have thought in different times and places.
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.