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Intermediate Latin II


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Our Intermediate Latin II short course is designed to offer you expert, tailored guidance in advancing your skills in Classical Latin. It equips you with a thorough knowledge of Latin grammar, sentence structure and vocabulary. By the end of this course, you will be confident in reading unadapted Classical Latin prose and verse. We will work through increasingly complex grammar and syntax before branching out to read samples of Classical Latin literature, tailored to the needs and preferences of the class.

Teaching is varied and interactive. The focus will be on enabling you to understand the inner workings of the language and providing you with the necessary tools to read and translate complex passages. You will practise Latin grammar through translation exercises both from Latin into English and from English into Latin. You will also undertake close reading of selected portions of unadapted literary texts, for example, a selected book of Virgil’s Aeneid.

By the end of Intermediate Latin II, you will be able to:

  • demonstrate an advanced understanding of Latin grammar and syntax
  • read Classical Latin prose in the original
  • construct complex sentences in Latin
  • think reflexively about translation and its difficulties
  • locate, retrieve and process complex information.

As one of two courses, you can take Intermediate Latin II after you have taken Intermediate Latin I, or you can take them as individual short courses. 

Please note: each weekly session will be two hours in length and run from 6pm to 8pm.

This course is non-credit bearing, so carries no credit points.

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    You may be suitable for direct entry to this more advanced course if you have already progressed considerably beyond a one-year intensive introductory course or equivalent - please if you would like to discuss the right level for you.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You register directly onto the classes you would like to take. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then register onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.