Latin Beginners 3 - Online WEA Sydney

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Available Classes

This continuation course from Latin Beginners 2 is for any student wishing to learn the language for the purposes of reading and understanding the literature of an ancient culture with at least approximately 40 hours of prior knowledge needed. In addition, students may be interested in the linguistic elements of Latin that have formed the basis of many modern European languages. The language has also an historical interest for those exploring the development of modern institutions, including political, religious, social and philosophical thought.

This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer. Classes will consist of a minimum of 1.5 hours virtual class time, together with 30 minutes worth of work to be completed independently. You will be able to contact your tutor by email or phone to ask for guidance and feedback on this work. In addition tutors may set additional homework.


  • Oxford Latin Course Part 2 (Oxford Press), Maurice Balme & James Moorwood


  • Neuter nouns
  • 3rd declension adjectives
  • The Dative case
  • Expressing there is, there are
  • Word building – English words derived from Latin
  • Subordinate clauses
  • Various pronouns
  • The irregular verbs I want, I am unwilling
  • The Punic wars
  • The imperfect and perfect tenses (not in the textbook)


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

  1. Understand and appreciate all aspects of Latin Grammar.
  2. Read and understand Latin at a elementary level.
  3. Prepare for skills to understand moods and syntax.
  4. Demonstrate a substantial knowledge of vocabulary and how it has influenced the English language.
  5. Appreciate some of the historical context of the Latin language.


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

Please note that 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.


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.