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.

Course Content

Students learn to read and translate simple Latin text from the Oxford Latin Course: Student’s Book Part 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.


By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • read and translate simple Latin text;
  • compose simple Latin sentences.


There are no prerequisites for this course and it is suitable for complete beginners.

Material Required

Textbook: Oxford Latin Course: Student’s Book Part 1, by Maurice Balme and James Morwood, ISBN 10: 0199122261X ISBN 14: 9780199122264 

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

Available from:

Oxford Latin Course 1 Student Book 2E | Academic Solutionz

LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL, 15 Station Street, Kew East Vic 3102 ph: 9857 0030

Please note:

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

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 20th August - 10 classes

Session ID DLB67708C
20 Aug - 22 Oct 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$385 / $366 (conc)
Peter Daly

Monday, 7th October - 8 classes

Session ID DLB67709C
7 Oct - 2 Dec 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$385 / $366 (conc)
Peter Daly
Last updated: July 18, 2024 04:31pm