Latin Beginners 1

This course follows the Oxford Latin Course to present basic Latin vocabulary and grammar. The closeness of inspection in reading Latin fosters precision in the use of words. It also provides a model for careful reading and writing of English. The two hour format for each session of this class allows time to look at Roman history and culture as well as language study. Even a modest acquaintance with Latin automatically extends your English vocabulary.

TEXT: Oxford Latin Course: Part I (2nd ed.), Oxford University Press, 2006.

Grammar (as covered in textbook topics)

  • Verbs of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd conjugations in the Indicative Moods, Active Voice, in the Present, Future and Imperfect tenses.
  • Nouns of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd declensions.
  • Adjectives of the 1st and 2nd declensions.
  • Common irregular verbs.
  • Demonstratives.

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Read and understand a Latin text of the appropriate level.
  2. Demonstrate the skills and attitudes required for further study of Latin.

IMPORTANT: Textbook cost is not included in the course fee. In the event of a course being cancelled WEA cannot be held responsible for the purchase of any textbooks. We therefore suggest you purchase your textbooks closer to the time of the course commencing.

Abbey’s Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 |

If you are a new WEA Student and enrol into a language class and subsequently find that you are at the wrong level (whether too high or too low), you are permitted to transfer into another more suitable class at no additional cost, provided that the request is made within the first two classes and is in writing from your tutor directly to the Education Manager. After that point, an administration fee of $30 will apply.

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