LATIN COURSE FOR TEENAGERS – PART I (JAN-MARCH 2017) TUTOR: Dr, JOHN WHELPTON
The textbook for this course, Cambridge Latin Course, is by far the most popular in the UK and is used by over 90% of schools teaching Latin. Books have already been ordered and students will need to purchase their copy from the tutor at a cost of HK$140 You will be supplied with other materials, including Powerpoints and recordings of the passages and, if necessary, photocopies of the first chapters until the book arrives. Please note that these are copyright materials and should not be passed on to anybody else. The reading passages in the book are available on-line with hyper-linked glosses for all the vocabulary at: http://www.cambridge.org/cambridgelatincourse/cambridge-latin-course-4eint/stage-1/ You will be welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions at any time. There is also additional introductory material at http://linguae.weebly.com/latin--greek.html
Session 2 16/1 Pronunciation of Latin – including difference between the classical and ecclesiastical varieties. Choosing a Latin name, dialogue with simple greeting and farewell, formulae for beginning and ending letters. Basic classroom instructions in Latin. CLC Stage 1: Introductory Powerpoint
Session 3 26/1 CLC Stage 1: reading passage (Cerberus). 3rd. pers. sing. verbs, prepositional phrases, major parts of a Roman house. Questions with quis and quid. Vocabulary learning with Cambridge and CRAM (www.cram.com) sites.
Session 4 6/2 Vocabulary quiz for Stage 1. CLC Stage 2: Introductory Powerpoint. Reading passages (mercātor, in tricliniō) Introduction to cases: nominative and accusative singular of masculine and feminine 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension nouns.
Session 5 13/2 CLC Stage 2: Grammar exercise and reading passage amīcus. Daily life in a Roman town with Powerpoint EVERYDAY LIFE
Session 6 20/2 Vocabulary quiz for stage 2. CLC Stage 3: Powerpoint, reading passages in forō, pictor, tōnsor
Session 7 27/2 CLC Stage 3: Reading passage vēnālicius. Practice with nominative and accusative endings. The town of Pompeii
Session 8 6/3 Vocab quiz on stage 3. CLC Stage 4: Powerpoint and reading passages Hermogenēs and in basilicā.
Session 9 13/3 CLC Stage 4: The pronouns ego and tu, 1st and 2nd person singular verb forms (including sum and es). reading passage: Grumiō et leō. The forum in Pompeiī.
Session 10 20/3 Vocabulary quiz on Stage 4. CLC Stage 5: Reading passage: āctōrēs. Nominative plural of 1st, 2nd and 3rd declension nouns, 3rd. person plural verbs. Brief introduction to the four verb conjugations and to the six cases with Powerpoints LATIN NOUNS, LATIN VERB.