Monday Latin with Robert Kowalski

This intermediate-level course introduces further Latin vocabulary and grammatical concepts through readings and exercises, while following the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions. Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Latin up to 104 or who have completed approximately 100 hours of recent face-to-face tuition. This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged. Students should study the upcoming material before each meeting and complete the set homework exercises.

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.

TEXTBOOK

  • Maurice Balme and James Morwood, 1996, Oxford Latin Course Part III - Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199122288.
  • Optional: James Morwood, 1999, A Latin Grammar, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198601999.

COURSE OUTLINE

The course consolidates knowledge from material studied in earlier levels, and covers the following new grammar topics based on Chapters 34–41 of Latin III:

  • Nouns and adjectives: ablative absolute; opus est with dative and ablative; further uses of the ablative case
  • Verbs: all tenses of the active and passive subjunctive; subjunctive forms of irregular verbs; present passive infinitive; passive imperative; deponent and semi-deponent verbs; future participles
  • Syntax and other: uses of the subjunctive in subordinate clauses; indirect statement; sequence of tenses.

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

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

  1. Recognise and translate the use of the ablative absolute
  2. Recognise and translate the subjunctive mood of verbs
  3. Give indirect commands
  4. Form and translate complex sentence structures including indirect speech and the sequence of tenses
  5. Situate works within their historical and cultural context, and discuss the effect that context has on style.

TEXTBOOK SUPPLIER

Abbey's Language Book Centre, 131 York Street Sydney, Ph: 9267 1397 | www.languagebooks.com.au

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.

LANGUAGE CLASS TRANSFER POLICY

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.

$275 Limited / $248

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01 Feb

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