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Latin Intermediates


Start date: 3rd Jun 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £45

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 5 weeks

Tutor: Jim Carter

Course code: 20SU141

This course is for:
Anyone who would like to review and develop their recent learning to understand more
complex narratives.
Anyone who wants to progress their learning, beginning to read Latin authors for pleasure
Anyone who wants to exercise their brain with a little more challenge.
Anyone who has studied the Cambridge Latin course, books 2 - 3, or similar development
(The areas these books cover is immediately accessible for reference, and can be
reviewed and practised, online)

For the first session students will need:
Something to write with and on; paper and pencil are fine

Additional Costs:
None, however, learners may choose to buy a physical copy of the free, online, in-browser
version of the course used. We use the third and fourth book in the Cambridge Latin course
(Stages 21 - 34), albeit with regular recap of the grammar, structures and vocabulary from
the preceding books. At an appropriate stage we may incorporate, by agreement, other
sources suitable to the direction and pace of the group.

This course aims to:
Build on a confident basic level of Latin via a well-structured coursebook that invites further,
independent exploration.

The course will cover:
A recap, in stages, of the grammar features encountered in the earlier chapters of the
course, plus…
The more advanced language features, constructions and vocabulary to enable a
moderated introduction to selected texts from original Latin authors.

By the end of the course:
Learners will be able to read extended narratives and make guided steps into classical
authors’ original works.

You will be contacted by the tutor prior to the course starting to advise the platform to be used.

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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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