Latin Intermediate (Level 2)

You can already read and translate basic texts in Latin manipulating basic Latin grammar and syntax. This module consolidates existing knowledge student may have of the Latin language and continues with the study of the language and elements of the culture, history and literature of Ancient Rome. Students will broaden their understanding of the workings of Latin grammar and syntax and develop the ability to manipulate the Language fluently.

Key Information

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 8 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

This course is an online course only.

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

 

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Entry level

You have reached level B1 or completed the academic research (level 1) courseor you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group. You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess you level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content

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
  • to read and understand intermediate level texts in Latin
  • to translate from Latin into English and English into Latin
  • to understand words in English and/or Romance languages which are derived from Latin

Please note the course content is flexible and subject to change depending on the preferences of the group.

Resources

The tutor will provide any necessary handouts and resources.

Our approach

This course aims to take learner from a basic level towards independent reading of authentic texts in Latin. Reading skills are developed by systematically working through short texts and focusing on the recognition of key grammatical structures (verbs, tenses, sentence patterns and word order, negation, nouns, connectors, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, the passive, idioms, etc.). You will also develop dictionary skills and practise reading strategies to interpret and translate texts in Latin.

Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing this Intermediate level for Academic Research purposes (Level 2), you can progress onto the Advanced level Academic Research purposes (Level 3). Please contact the Languages at Leicester office if this course is of interest: lalenquiries@le.ac.uk.