Centre for Continuing Education

Latin Course 103 (Level 3)

Latin. Learn Latin with us.

Level A2 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 locative case
  • count up to 1,000
  • decline nouns of the fourth and fifth declensions
  • recognise and translate the common uses of the ablative case
  • recognise and translate the different past tenses of all regular verbs
  • recognise and translate the irregular verb ferre.


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

  • nouns and adjectives: numerals; locative case; comparison of adjectives; fourth and fifth declensions; uses of the ablative case
  • verbs: imperfect, perfect and pluperfect active indicative; formation of perfect stems; irregular verb ferre; third principle part of the verb
  • syntax and other: expressions of time and place.

Intended audience

Suitable for A2 level students, those who have completed all levels of Latin up to 102 or who have completed 45 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

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

You are advised to study the upcoming material before each session 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 II – Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, ISBN 9780199122271.

This course is based on Chapters 17–24 of the above text.

Optional text

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

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What others say.

  • I really enjoy attending the Latin course. The teacher is very encouraging and the students are friendly and interesting. I look forward to attending Latin classes each week.

  • Enjoyed the course immensely, learnt a great deal and am proceeding to the next level.

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