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Getting started on Classical Latin
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This free course, Getting started...
Latin is the basis for many languages in the world. This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, will introduce you to learning Latin. You will look at the links that exist between Latin and English, examine the structure of sentences and gain an awareness of the fundamentals of pronunciation in Latin. This OpenLearn course will allow you to assess whether you would like to learn more.
After studying this course, you should be able to:
- have an awareness of the links between English and Latin;
- have an understanding of basic English grammar in order to recognise and describe the way languages work;
- have an awareness of the fundamentals of pronunciation in Latin.
- Current section: Introduction
- Learning outcomes
- 1 Learning Latin
- 2 Links between English and Latin
- 3 The pronunciation of Latin
- 4 Introducing grammar
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Getting started on Classical Latin
The aim of this course is to enable you to get started in Latin. It has been developed in response to requests from students who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that takes place on a classical language course. The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.
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Originally published: Monday, 28th September 2015
Last updated on: Monday, 28th September 2015
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