Course Summary

An understanding of Latin and its literature is important for an appreciation of European culture. In this beginners’ course, students learn to read Latin and find their way into the history and culture of Ancient Rome. It covers the basics of Latin grammar and vocabulary. The emphasis is on reading Latin.

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Students learn to read and translate simple Latin text from Cambridge Latin Course Book 1; learn the forms of three cases of the Latin nouns and the forms of Latin verbs in the present, imperfect and perfect tenses, and the indicative active.
Opportunities are provided to students to compose their own Latin sentences using the grammar they have learned. There is considerable discussion of aspects of Roman history and culture.

At the end of the course, students will be able to read and translate simple Latin text and compose simple Latin sentences.

Latin 2

IF YOU HAVE NOT COMPLETED THE PREVIOUS LEVEL AT CAE, YOU NEED TO CONTACT CAE FOR A SKILL ASSESSMENT PRIOR TO ENROLLING.

N.B. CAE withdrawal policy does not allow for refund or transfer once the course has started in the event that the level of the class is not suitable.

Textbook: Oxford Latin Course: Student’s Book Part II, by Maurice Balme and James Morwood,
ISBN 10: 019912227X ISBN 14: 9780199122271 

This is the yellow student book. The 2nd edition and the 2nd edition revised are equivalent.

The book can be found at the Foreign Language Book Store.

Many students are interested in buying a Latin dictionary. Although this is not required for the course, the Collins Latin dictionary is recommended. 

Dictionary: Collins Latin Dictionary & Grammar, ISBN: 9780007224395. 

This dictionary is also available as a convenient iPhone App, available at the Apple App Store: Collins Latin Dictionary by MobiSystems Inc. 

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

Last updated: November 2, 2017 01:45pm