Elementary Latin (CLA1227)
|Staff|| - Lecturer|
|Duration of Module||Term 1: 11 weeks;|
This module aims to introduce basic principles and usages of classical languages to students with no previous knowledge of Latin. Special attention will be paid in the first place to the basic principles of Latin language, grammar and syntax. In covering the linguistic material and grammar, the aim will be to establish systematic and logical ways of tackling language work.
ILO: Module-specific skills
- 1. On completion of this module, students will have become familiar with the notion of how an inflected language works. They will be able to recognise, explain and manipulate some of the basic principles of Latin language.
ILO: Discipline-specific skills
- 2. Having been introduced to formal strategies for language learning, students will develop good habits which can efficiently be applied to learning other languages. They will become increasingly confident in tackling the unfamiliar by extrapolating from the familiar and the will be able to make meaningful connections between different aspects of their chosen discipline.
ILO: Personal and key skills
- 3. Students will demonstrate confidence in the manipulation of languages other than English.
The focus will be on basic Latin language, grammar, syntax and vocabulary. Students will learn the principles of inflected language, the manipulation of language and translation into and out of Latin (*the first semester’s work is identical to the first semester of CLA1251 Beginners’ Latin. Students will initially register in CLA1251, but at the end of the first semester, they must decide whether to progress in CLA1251 or to transfer to one of the other first year 15 credit modules on offer)
Students are assessed on three in-class tests.
Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
Details of learning activities and teaching methods
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||55||Classes 5 x 1 hour per week|
|Guided independent study||95||Independent study|
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Written translations||c. 29 assignments of c. 3 sentences each||1-7||Oral corrections in class|
|In-class quizzes||c. 29 quizzes of c. 5 minutes||1-7||Oral corrections in class|
|Preparation of passages for translation||c. 5 assignments of c. 1 paragraph each||1-7||Oral corrections in class|
Summative assessment (% of credit)
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
Details of summative assessment
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Coursework tests (3)||100||3 in-class tests of 1 hour each set at intervals through the duration of the module.||1-7||Mark and written comments|
Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
Indicative learning resources - Basic reading
Course pack available in ELE
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Available as distance learning?