Centre for Continuing Education

Latin Course 102 (Level 2)

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Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course introduces further Latin vocabulary and grammatical concepts through readings and exercises, while following the recommended text to allow easy reference and practice between sessions.


By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise and translate the genitive and dative cases
  • give simple commands
  • recognise and translate declined forms of pronouns
  • recognise and translate the common reflexive verbs
  • recognise and translate the present tense of the irregular verbs velle and nolle.


The course consolidates knowledge from material studied in Latin 101, and covers the following new grammar topics:

  • nouns and adjectives: gender of nouns; genitive and dative cases; use of the cases; possessive and reflexive adjectives; relative, demonstrative, personal and reflexive pronouns
  • verbs: imperative mood; present indicative active of irregular verbs velle and nolle; reflexive verbs; irregular imperatives
  • syntax and other: formation of adverbs; subordinate clauses with the indicative mood; prepositional phrases.

Intended audience

Suitable for A1 level students, those who have completed Latin 101 or who have completed 20 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

Delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

You are advised study the upcoming material before each meeting and complete the set homework exercises. This is an essential part of learning and revising.

Prescribed text

Maurice Balme and James Morwood, 1996, Oxford Latin Course Part I – Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199122264.

This course is based on Chapters 9–16 of the above text.

Optional text

James Morwood, 1999, A Latin Grammar, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780198601999.

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What others say.

  • As someone new to Latin, there is a lot to absorb and the tutor is faced with students with a wide variety of knowledge. It is always a balance managing everyone's expectations - the tutor did this well. I have signed up for a further course, so that is probably the best endorsement I can give. Keep up the good work!
  • The course was excellent and I have enrolled in the next one already. Tutor was excellent - very well prepared and organised. Provided a great environment for all to be able to participate, and encouraged everyone to continue developing their skills. Everyone felt welcome and it was a pleasure to come to class.
  • The tutor is excellent. Very knowledgeable. Their teaching style kept me involved throughout the course. I have attended other Latin courses before but never learnt so much in a short period of time. I look forward to continuing my studies.
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