University of Atlantia

Course Detail

Tips and Resources for Starting to Learn Latin on Your Own

Instructor:
Giovanna Marin


Instructor's Kingdom: Atlantia, Time Zone: EST
University Session:
UA108-9/19 September 19, 2021
Crs #:
304
Time:
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Fee:
Length:
1 hr
Credits:
1
Attendees:
29/98
Room:
Cloister
Course Category:
Humanities
Description
Whatever your interest in Latin, the fact that it's just not spoken anymore makes it more difficult to pick up. Add to that the grammatical complexity of an ancient language that wasn't worn smooth yet by external pressures, and making real progress requires dedication. But, your interest may not be strong enough to justify taking a course or lessons. If you want to learn Latin on your own, how can you avoid picking the wrong book, wasting time, and getting frustrated? This class will not teach Latin; the instructor (Giovanna Marin of Ponte Alto) will give an overview of her findings and recommendations on the available materials and resources for self-learners. Taking into account learning styles, language experience, and goals, she can offer ideas on how to memorize and practice grammatical features and vocabulary. She started studying Latin on her own in Fall 2020. She has earned a Master's Degree in Arabic Language, Literature, and Linguistics, and has studied German, French, Spanish, Kazakh, Telugu, Welsh, and Urdu. Class is not recorded