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Latin (Level 1)‌‌‌

Latin Language Flag Latin - Level 1

Level: Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Cambridge Latin Course, Book 1

 

Learning Objectives:

  • to develop at an appropriate level a competence in the language studied;
  • to develop a sensitive and analytical approach to language;
  • to develop a heightened awareness of the influence of Latin on English and/or Romance languages;
  • to develop an understanding of grammar which students can apply ultimately to the study of any language;
  • to read and understand some of the literature in the original language;
  • to acquire some understanding of the civilization within which the language and literature studied was produced.

Learning outcomes:

On completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to read and understand texts in Latin
  • an ability to manipulate Latin grammar and syntax, namely gender, number and case, agreement of adjectives, the four conjugations , present and past tenses
  • an ability to translate from Latin into English and English into Latin
  • an ability to understand words in English and/or Romance languages which are derived from Latin

 

Latin (Level 2)‌‌‌

Latin Language Flag Latin - Level 2

Level: Post Beginners
Duration: 10 weeks
Course Textbook:

Not Required

 

Learning Objectives:

The module continues with the study of the language and elements of the culture and literature of ancient Rome, covered in the beginners 1 course. Students will deepen their awareness of the workings of grammar and syntax, and develop the ability to manipulate the language fluently. The module will also continue to develop knowledge and application of grammatical usage and the work on derivations from Latin in English and/or Romance languages.

Learning outcomes:

On completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to manipulate Latin grammar and syntax, including a variety of tenses, relative clauses, the passive, the ablative absolute, indirect questions
  • an ability to read and understand intermediate level texts in Latin
  • an ability to translate from Latin into English and English into Latin
  • an ability to understand words in English and/or Romance languages which are derived from Latin