Course overview

Latin is more alive than ever. It is often called a “dead” language, yet it is all around us. This online Latin course is ideal for language and history enthusiasts alike. Whether you are interested in language learning, botany, law, medicine, or even family history, you will find Latin everywhere. This beginner’s Latin course will teach you the essential grammar and syntax to start reading and understanding Latin. Learn to translate basic sentences into English. Learning Latin will give you transferable knowledge to apply to any language learning. This fascinating language is considered the blueprint for modern languages. Understand the etymology of various European languages, including French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian.

Course description

Latin for beginners goes beyond language learning. You’ll also study the historical context in which Latin was written. Learn about the city of Rome and the Roman Empire.

This course is aimed at complete beginners. We’ll start from scratch so you don’t need any prior knowledge to sign up for this online Latin course.

This taster course can help you decide if you’d like to continue studying Latin. When you complete Latin for beginners, you can progress to improver’s Latin.

To study this beginner’s Latin course you’ll need an internet connection. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

The WEA specialises in teaching adults. We want you to enjoy your studies, and that’s why our tutors take great care to create a positive learning environment, both online and in person.

The WEA is committed to accessible adult education for all. If you have any accessibility requirements, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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