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Latin as a Living Language Level 1, Part 1

Key information

Subject area:


Course type:


Credit level:

Not for credit


15 hours

Available course dates:

From: 11 October 2023 To: 13 December 2023

Course overview

By studying Latin as a Living Language Level 1, you will be able to communicate everyday-life situations and special events; describe people characteristics; give and report opinions and facts; express purpose and necessity; be able to understand more complex oral and written texts and ascertain specific information on a variety of topics; and widen your insight into Roman ways of life, cultures in a variety of social settings.

How do we teach Latin

The teaching approach used is very unusual for an ancient language in that it includes some teaching through the medium of spoken Latin and requires students to participate in spoken and written interaction in the target language during learning activities. All four skills (speaking, reading, listening and writing) are practiced and students will experience Latin as a means of living communication as well as a way of accessing ancient texts.

Students engage in interactive language activities, participating in group and pair work according to a syllabus based on systematic grammatical progression.


What does this course cover?


Personal and social life

The Roman family

Description of people and family relationships

The house and the garden

Roads, travel, and cities

Description of actions and emotions


Greetings and introductions

Exchanging personal information

Talking about family members and relationships

Expressing agreement/disagreement

Describing the actions of people and what happens to them


Gender, number, case and agreement of nouns and adjectives


Regular and irregular verbs in present tense – active and passive

The present active infinitive

Possessive adjectives and the dative of possession

What will I achieve?

By studying Latin as a Living Language Level 1, you will achieve the equivalent of A1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), entry level of the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). 

 After completing all three parts of this course, students should be ready to join a Latin Level 2 course at the King’s Language Centre, if available, or progress to a systematic study of original materials. 

*The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.

Course status:

Places available

Full fee £250

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