Latin for Beginners 2 - CLAS3650

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2024 to 2025
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Nicolo Benzi checkmark-circle


This module is designed for students who have already acquired some fundamentals of Latin morphology and syntax. It aims to introduce students to reading and understanding complex sentence and longer passages by providing them with more knowledge of grammar and syntax.


Contact hours

Total Contact Hours: 40
Total Private Study Hours: 110
Total Study Hours: 150

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:

• Grammar and Translation Exercises (7-10 in total) – 60%
• In-Course Test (40 minutes) – 20%
• Take-home Grammar and Translation Assignments (5-7 in total) – 20%

Reassessment method:
• 100% Grammar and Translation Exercise

Indicative reading

Indicative Reading List

Dickey, E.A. (2018). Learn Latin from the Romans. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jones, P.V. & Sidwell, K.C. (1986). Reading Latin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Keller, A. & Russell, S. (2004). Learn to Read Latin. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
Wheelock, F.M. (rev. R. A. Lafleur), (2011). Wheelock's Latin, Seventh Edition, New York: Harper Collins

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Show an elementary command of some Latin accidence and syntax;
2 Have an elementary knowledge of some grammatical terms and underlying principles of Latin;
3 Show an elementary command of core Latin vocabulary;
4 Demonstrate elementary reading skills and strategies for reading Latin language;
5 Demonstrate an elementary ability to translate Latin-to-English and English-to-Latin sentences;
6 Show elementary abilities to identify and solve problems with the appropriate tools in short translation passages in prose and verse from Latin authors.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

1 Demonstrate an ability to identify and solve problems;
2 Demonstrate an ability to assess the meaning and significance of information;
3 Demonstrate an ability to present written material clearly and effectively, including sensitivity to the reader's perspective;
4 Demonstrate a good attention to detail;
5 Demonstrate an ability to write and think under pressure and to manage time and meet deadlines.


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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