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Latin (Intensive Beginners) (Module)

Module description

This beginner-level intensive module gives you the opportunity to reach a point where you are able to translate basic English into Latin and to read very simple texts in Latin. It replaces one semester of Beginners and Intermediate Latin and is ideal if you intend to study for a Masters or Doctoral degree thus acquiring an essential skill for future research. It is also appropriate if you are an undergraduate students who would not otherwise have the chance to learn Latin from scratch, a mature student and for anyone with an interest in the Roman world.

There are bursaries available for this module; please see click here for more information.

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday. This is the 2019 timetable but please note that content and timings are subject to change.

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:

  • gained the ability to recognise, explain and use for themselves the basic principles of Latin grammar, to translate simple sentences from Latin to English, and to translate adapted Roman authors into English.
  • learnt how to analyse basic sentence structure logically and will begin to develop an understanding of the nuances of the language.

Staff information

Taught by the Department of Classics, Faculty of Arts & Humanities, King's College London



Teaching pattern

  • Lectures
  • Seminars and tutorials
  • Supervised fieldwork
  • Site visits to relevant museums and professional institutions as applicable
  • Private study

Module assessment - more information

  • One in-class test, one hour (80%)
  • Two in-class progress tests (20%)

Key information

Module code 4ZSS0073

Credit level 4

Assessment written examination/s

Credit value Classes can often be taken for credit towards degrees at other institutions, and are examined to university standards. To receive credit for King's summer classes, contact your home institution to ask them to award external credit. This class is equivalent to an undergraduate degree module and usually awarded 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module No