By Peter Dix. Q I have been interested in learning Latin for years — not least as it will help with crossword puzzles. Are there simplified text books, or other easy ways to follow Latin courses, available for the absolute beginner? I live in Germany at the moment and there is no easy access to a library, night school, etc.
Latin language course - Ealing, London W5 2DD - Advanced/Intermediate
University A to Z Departments. The course is aimed at those with no previous knowledge of the target language. It is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, staff and members of the public. The course is taught using handouts that provide a useful overview of the grammar and vocabulary required. The VLE will also provide further support and materials. Alongside the weekly class, you will be able to consolidate your new skills by practising with a variety of online activities.
Latin Links and Resources
There are no vocabulary cards! No paradigms to memorise! Just the living language to understand, write and speak.
We thank you, Confucius, for your inspiring quote, but we can enjoy learning Latin and invest some money in order to learn the basics but we are still very far from becoming fluent in Latin. For many people, this is a very bizarre idea and they do not see the point. It is true that Latin while having been the universal language of an ancient empire, is no longer spoken commonly and only exists in archaic pieces of literature and is practised in a modern way by enthusiastic cardinals in the Vatican. Indeed, ancient languages such as ancient Greek and Latin have given birth to modern Greek and numerous Latin-based languages that are spoken in Europe and Latin America such as Portuguese and Spanish. The aforementioned languages are utilized by more than a billion people worldwide from Argentina to Italy, Cameron to France and Brazil to Portugal.