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.
What will we cover?
We shall be using the textbook Reading Latin (2 vols), starting around the end of Section 2C, and reading adaptations of Plautus' Comedies (please check with the tutor through the Classical Languages and Civilisations Department for the exact point to start at). 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 one year. 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 Build Student Centre and Library.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Latin 2: Module 2.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details