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Unit information: Latin Language Level A2 in 2020/21

Unit name Latin Language Level A2
Unit code CLAS20009
Credit points 20
Level of study I/5
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mr. Sharpley
Open unit status Not open

CLAS20008 Latin Language Level A1



School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts


The two units in this level (Latin A1 and A2) are designed for those who have little or no previous knowledge of Latin. In them you will learn all the fundamental morphology and syntax of classical Latin. In addition, in A2 you will read a substantial amount of un-adapted Latin. At the conclusion of this course you should be able to read straightforward Latin texts on your own, with the aid of a reference grammar and dictionary.


  • To continue introducing students to the grammatical and syntactical structures associated with Latin
  • To continue introducing students to Latin vocabulary, syntax, and morphology
  • To continue developing students’ ability to read and translate Latin texts

Intended learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of Latin vocabulary at the standard of level A2.
  2. identify and discuss Latin morphology and syntax as appropriate to level A2
  3. translate straightforward Latin into good English appropriate to level A2

Teaching details

This unit will involve a combination of independent activities, long- and short-form lectures, and discussion. Students will be expected to engage with materials and participate on a weekly basis. Feedback will be provided for both formative and summative assessments, and this will be supported by meetings with tutors.

Assessment Details

1. Class test (formative). 2. Exam (summative) (100%). [ILOs 1-3]

Reading and References

Braund, Susanna Morton. 2017. Understanding Latin Literature (London: Routledge)

Lewis, C. T. 1891. An Elementary Latin Dictionary (Oxford: Clarendon).

In lieu of this paper dictionary, students may prefer the dictionary package in the SPQR app, available for Apple and Android.

The following websites are very useful for vocabulary and morphology memorisation and practice: