Centre for Continuing Education

Latin Course 201 (Level 5)

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Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This intermediate-level 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 use of the ablative absolute
  • recognise and translate the subjunctive mood of verbs
  • give indirect commands
  • form and translate complex sentence structures including indirect speech and the sequence of tenses
  • situate works within their historical and cultural context, and discuss the effect that context has on style.


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

  • nouns and adjectives: ablative absolute; opus est with dative and ablative; further uses of the ablative case
  • verbs: all tenses of the active and passive subjunctive; subjunctive forms of irregular verbs; present passive infinitive; passive imperative; deponent and semi-deponent verbs; future participles
  • syntax and other: uses of the subjunctive in subordinate clauses; indirect statement; sequence of tenses.

Intended audience

Suitable for B1 level students, those who have completed all levels of Latin up to 104 or who have completed 95 hours of recent face-to-face tuition.

Delivery style

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Students should 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 III – Student Book, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press Second Edition, ISBN 9780199122288.

This course is based on Chapters 34–41 of the above text.

Optional text

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

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Latin Course 201 (Level 5)

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What others say.

  • I learnt so much in this course. It was interesting and inpiring.
  • I really appreciate the work of our tutor. A very gracious and helpful teacher who went above and beyond, providing us with supplementary materials and suggesting tips and exercises to help reinforce the material. I'm really looking forward to attending the next course!