Latin Intermediate (level 2)

latin_circled_flagYou can already read and translate basic texts in Latin manipulating basic Latin grammar and syntax. This module consolidates existing knowledge student may have of the Latin language and continues with the study of the language and elements of the culture, history and literature of Ancient Rome. Students will broaden their understanding of the workings of Latin grammar and syntax and develop the ability to manipulate the Language fluently.


This course starts in October 2019. Each full course comprises 60 learning hours over two terms.  Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  The first ten lessons will run from October to December 2019.  The consequent ten lessons will run from January to March 2020, when the course will be completed.  You can enrol for the complete course - 20 weeks - or just one term - 10 weeks

Mondays 5 - 7 pm
●  Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting 7 October 2019
●  Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming 20 January 2020


Full course 20 weeks - £260* (60 learning hours), October 2019 to March 2020
1 term 10 weeks - £135* (30 learning hours), October to December 2019

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Payment and enrolment is done online - please click the enrol now button to register and to go through to the registration process.


Entry level

You have reached level B1 or completed the academic research (level 1) course or you have enough knowledge to be on track with the group.

You can use the ELP self-assessment grid to judge how competent you are in the language. Alternatively, if you require help to assess you level please contact us or come along to one of our drop-in sessions.

Course content and outcomes

On completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • an ability to manipulate Latin grammar and syntax, including a variety of tenses, relative clauses, the passive, the ablative absolute, indirect questions
  • an ability to read and understand intermediate level texts in Latin
  • an ability to translate from Latin into English and English into Latin
  • an ability to understand words in English and/or Romance languages which are derived from Latin

Please note the course content is flexible and subject to change depending on the preferences of the group.

Our approach

This course aims to take learner from a basic level towards independent reading of authentic texts in Latin. Reading skills are developed by systematically working through short texts and focusing on the recognition of key grammatical structures (verbs, tenses, sentence patterns and word order, negation, nouns, connectors, pronouns, adjectives, prepositions, the passive, idioms, etc.). You will also develop dictionary skills and practise reading strategies to interpret and translate texts in Latin.

Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

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NEW Courses 2019/20


2019-2020 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 7 October – Saturday 14 December 2019

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 20 January – Saturday 28 March 2020

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 27 April – Saturday 4 July 2020

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 15 – Friday 26 June 2020