The grammar of ancient languages
Time: 17:00 - 19:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RLX912
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This taster course introduces you to the basic concepts of grammar and is particularly suitable for those who are new to learning languages or have not studied English grammar.
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 cover basic terminology such as case names, pronouns, nouns, adjectives, complements, verbs and clauses.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify the subject and object of a sentence
- have an awareness of tenses and moods.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous knowledge required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Some lecturing by the tutor followed by some group or individual activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Enrol on level 1 module 1 of an ancient or classical language. If you would like to get a stronger understanding of grammar, you may want to enrol also on one of the "Grammar for ancient languages: an introduction" in January (RL001 or RL002). See website for details.
Ian has been teaching Latin & ancient Greek at the Citylit for 13 years, and before that taught youngsters in the independent sector. He qualified with a degree in Classics from King's College, London and says: 'In any one class at a school you might have only a handful who really want to study your subject, but here at the Citylit everyone in the class is there because they wish to be - learning purely for pleasure. People work well, in classes with a strong sense of loyalty, independent of syllabuses, and at the class's own pace. People I meet connected with Classics are amazed to hear that we have over 35 language classes a week. All this makes for a unique selling point. Ian takes one advanced Latin class as well as three of Greek, and outside the College he is a member of a team translating the letters of Marsilio Ficino of Florence, the Renaissance Platonist.
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.