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Latin Beginners and Beginners Term 2


Start date: 22nd Feb 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Monday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Jim Carter

Course code: 21SP087

For participants new to Latin
This course is for:
• Anyone who wants to learn to read Latin for pleasure
• Anyone who wants a different approach to exercising their brain
• Anyone who would like to revisit or refresh learning in their past with a more up-to-date approach.

• We use the Cambridge Latin course, Book 1, plus other sources, as appropriate

This course aims to:
• Introduce the Latin language, its vocabulary, structure and sound via lively presentation, cultural insights, and well-structured coursebook that invites further exploration

The course will cover:
• The necessary language features to tell a story.
• Nouns - their groups and cases
• Verbs - Present, imperfect and perfect tenses
• Word order
• Personal pronouns
• Transitive and Intransitive verbs
• Comparatives and superlatives
• Questions

By the end of the course:
• Learners will be able to comprehend a basic narrative and make up their own versions with their understanding how the necessary language works.

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Jim Carter

Jim Carter

I always liked languages at school and began French and Latin at 11 years. I started German two years later, and I have enjoyed all three ever since. Subsequent experience abroad, as part of a languages degree that included Italian from scratch, deepened the connection. Eventually, it led to a 30-year teaching career fuelled by an abiding appreciation of language learning and its essential place in developing whole people. That Latin is the soil in which many of the Rossett Adult Learning programme’s other languages are rooted is very satisfying. Even more satisfying is the fact that the
Cambridge Latin course we use makes the language super-accessible through entertaining stories. Latin has been an active part of my career for the past 15 years. I like to think of it as the oldest of the modern languages I have the chance to pass on to others who want to discover its treasures. It’s the door to a fascinating historical world that is still relevant today, and for the future

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