Latin language courses for beginners

Starting from a.y. 2021/2022, the SLAM Language Centre is organising Latin language courses for beginners addressed to first-year Humanities, Science of Cultural Property and History students whose language proficiency does not meet the level required to attend their respective curricular Latin courses effectively.

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The Latin language course for beginners is addressed to first-year Humanities students without prior knowledge of Latin and it is aimed at reaching Level A2 (the language standards of reference are published on this webpage).

Latin proficiency is tested during the admission exam to the relevant degree course. Those students without any Latin language proficiency will have to fulfil the corresponding Additional Learning Obligation (OFA) by attending the Latin language course for beginners.

This 70-hour course is taking place from October 2021 to May 2022 through blended learning, i.e. 40-hour synchronous classes run by a language trainer remotely, of which students must attend at least 75%, together with 30-hour asynchronous classes to attend on your own on a online learning platform.  

Students will then have to sit the Latin language for beginners end-of-course test to assess whether the OFA has been fulfilled and the required proficiency level reached. In order to be admitted, you will have to have attended at least 75% of synchronous classes together with all asynchronous classes on the online platform.

Students who do not pass the end-of-course test will have the opportunity to sit it multiple times until they will have passed it. As it happens with all other OFAs, students will not have access to any second-year exams unless they pass the Latin end-of-course test first.

The Latin language course for beginners is addressed to first-year Science of Cultural Property and History students without knowledge of Latin and it is aimed at reaching Level A1 (the language standards of reference are published on this webpage).

Level A1 is, indeed, required to effectively attend the following 2nd semester courses included in the relevant first-year degree programme: 'Latin literature' (9 credits) for Science of Cultural Property students and 'Principles of Latin' (6 credits) for History students.

This 60-hour Latin language course for beginners is taking place in the 1st semester of a.y. 2021/2022 through blended learning, i.e. 35-hour synchronous classes run by a language trainer remotely, of which students must attend at least 75%, together with 25-hour asynchronous classes to attend on your own on a online learning platform.  

You are not compelled, but still warmly suggested to attend this Latin language course for beginners. The number of attendees is limited. The registration form is sent via e-mail to all first-year students of the above mentioned degree programmes. Registering for the course via form means that you declare your commitment to attending the course; if it is proved that you are not attending the course, your registration will be called off.