Course overview

Discover the joy of studying Latin with a supportive tutor in a group of like-minded students. If you have covered the grammar required for GCSE and would like to begin to study Latin literature independently, this is the course for you. • consolidate and extend the grammar required for GCSE to meet the needs of reading Latin literature • translate, discuss and evaluate extracts from Virgil's Aeneid and Caesar's Gallic Wars. Don't worry if you feel rusty: you will have all the support and encouragement you need to experience the pleasure and satisfaction of embarking on the journey of reading Latin.

Course description

Come and read Latin in a supportive and stimulating online course.

Reading Latin can provide a lifetime of enjoyment and this is a beginners’ course for students who have covered the grammar required for GCSE Latin and would now like to translate some of the world’s greatest literature.

To enjoy this course, you should have learnt basic Latin grammar: the formation of nouns and adjectives, verbs and participles, and know how to handle complex sentences and constructions. You will not be expected to remember everything: we shall consolidate grammar, as well as learning new skills, and you, the students, will help to choose what we revise.

In each session you will translate extracts from Latin literature, in particular Virgil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic Wars. You will support your learning and measure your progress through a variety of online quizzes and assignments with plentiful and encouraging feedback.

Although your goal is to read Latin independently, you will enjoy the social and intellectual contact of other people working with a shared purpose.. The course may be online – but you will soon feel as much part of the group as if you were in a room with them.

This is Latin for Pleasure!

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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