MLT116A Latin Beginner 1
|Pre-requisite||No previous learning experience|
|Public||Students, members of staff, members of the public|
|Teaching period||Autumn semester. See: Timetables & course dates|
|Contact times||3 hours per week (two sessions in a week) over 11 weeks, starting in Week 2 of the semester.|
|Group size||Maximum of 23|
Assuming no prior knowledge of the language, this unit aims to provide an initial foundation in the language and culture of ancient Rome for the study of basic classical and medieval texts, or for an elementary understanding of how modern languages such as English are influenced by their Latin origins. Of particular relevance to Linguists, Historians, Archaeologists, Theologians and Musicians, this unit should also be of interest to students of Law, Medicine, Chemistry, Biology and other modern sciences wishing to investigate the etymology of specialist terminology used in their disciplines. Based on 33 hours of interactive seminars, the unit also comprises 67 hours of monitored private study.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- Perform at a level equivalent to Level A1- of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
- Collins Latin Dictionary & Grammar, (COLLINS: 2006), ISBN:978-0007224395Recommended Textbook:
|Assessment & Feedback||
Summative assessment (compulsory for credited students):
Formative assessment : One piece of set written homework and one in-class written test.
Feedback: In addition to on-going individual and collective feedback during class-activities, all learners are encouraged to submit the formative assessment for individual correction and feedback during the semester.
|Validation & Recognition||Click here for the criteria to validate this module as part of the following schemes:
- Undergraduate degree
- MLTC Certificate of Attendance or Completion
- Higher Education Achievement Record
- Doctoral Development Programme & Research Training Programme
|Language Co-ordinator||Anna Ferrarese|
|Module Leader||Anna Ferrarese|