Free course

Getting started on classical Latin

Free statement of participation on completion

This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners 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 studying a classical language involves. 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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand some of the main links between English and Latin
  • pronounce Latin words confidently
  • have an understanding of basic English grammar in order to recognise and describe the way languages work
  • unravel basic Latin sentences.