Continuing Latin

Ref: C3677020

Continuing from Latin for Beginners and Term One of Continuing Latin, this course will follow Book III of the Cambridge Latin Course. It will consolidate the language points covered in Books I and II as well as introducing new grammar points and vocabulary. Study of the Latin language will be undertaken within a broader context of the Roman cultural heritage. Work undertaken will combine language study with discussion of the historical context of some of the stories in the textbook. There will be opportunity too to look at extracts from Latin literature and history. Students will also be encouraged to share their own interests in Latin and in the Roman world and to extend their knowledge using other books and internet resources.

Course aim

To consolidate and develop knowledge of Latin language and culture using the Cambridge Latin Course.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Translate simple and more complex Latin sentences into English using present, perfect and imperfect tenses.
  • Translate simple and more complex Latin sentences into English using pluperfect and future tenses.
  • Be able to recognise and translate present and perfect participle constructions from Latin to English.
  • Develop effective strategies for learning Latin vocabulary and using it in translations.
  • Learn about life and culture in the Roman world using the Cambridge Latin Course and other resources.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Students will need copies of Books I, II and III of the Cambridge Latin Course.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Students will need to be familiar with grammar points and vocabulary covered in Books I and II of the Cambridge Latin Course.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member

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Continuing Latin

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