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Latin: A Course for Beginners

National Extension College


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What will I learn?

Whether you want to read historical or legal documents, decipher memorials or the Latin mass, or simply want to learn something new and different, this course enables you to start reading Latin texts from day one, even if you have no previous knowledge of Latin.

Topics include:
Additional background reading: Italy and the Romans
Verbs: Infinitive and base
Second conjunction
Present indicative active and position of 'esse'
'Vir' and 'homo'
Sentences and clauses
Future indicative active
Adverbial clauses
Special case usages: the ablative of manner
Sequence of tenses
Independent uses of the subjunctive: deliberate subjunctive
Revision and working on Latin extracts

Exams and assessment:
NEC's tutor-marked assignments:
1 introductory assignment
12 assignments
No exams.

What do I need to know?

No previous knowledge is required for this course.

Course info


Certificate of Attendance/Completion/Achievement (no assessment element)

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Payment by instalments available.

Who runs this course?




About NEC The National Extension College (NEC) provides the opportunity for people of all ages and backgrounds to fit life-changing learning into their lives. Whether you’re looking to study in order to go onto further or higher education, change or advance your career or simply for enjoyment, NEC provides online distance learning courses which are of the very highest quality. Course materials are written by experts such as teachers and examiners and are available to you online 24/7 through learn@nec - our virtual learning environment and the gateway to the NEC community. You can study whenever and wherever you like. With tutor support from a qualified teacher and specialist in your chosen subject, NEC will make sure that you

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