Welcome to our new online course(s) held for 1 hour each Saturday via Zoom, designed to support your study of classical subjects for enjoyment alongside your main studies and commitments. Courses will run on a monthly-basis, with pre-class tasks each week, translation feedback and an optional end-of-month assessment. 


Dates & Times

Saturday 3rd - 31st October 2020 (5 weeks) |13:00-14:00 BST via Zoom.


A fun, fast-paced and supportive introduction to Latin based on the current GCSE language component (OCR). This course will provide a great foundation for students interested in learning Latin alongside their main studies, building the tools for self-study and gaining an insight into the language, mythology and history of ancient Rome.

Who is it suitable for?

  • Complete beginners and "refreshers" keen to revise the basics. 

  • Students interested in language learning or the ancient world in general.

  • Students interested in trying out or working towards GCSE-level Latin independently. 

What will we cover?

We will progress through John Taylor's Essential GCSE Latin, covering the foundational grammar, syntax and vocabulary required to translate basic Latin sentences and build up to short stories. Students will gain ideas and tools for self-study that will last beyond the course, whilst also receiving the support and personalised feedback (on language exercises and translations) necessary to progress with confidence. 

How will I be taught?

Our teaching approach is informal, engaging and learner-centered. Your tutor will facilitate learning via setting pre-class activities (e.g. translations, vocabulary learning or reading) that will be discussed and built upon in lesson time. Lessons will be held using Zoom Meetings and student interaction is encouraged via questioning; corrections; translations; polls; quizzes and breakout rooms as necessary. 

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Translate basic Latin sentences with confidence, including famous phrases!

  • Understand the key principles behind Latin grammar, syntax and vocabulary in order to read a simple story. 

  • Translate simple English into Latin sentences (prose composition).

  • Understand which vocabulary learning techniques work best for you.  

Course Fee: £60 (5 x 1 hour lessons)                                                  

University and school students: £50

How to enrol

1) Fill out the enrolment form to apply. 

2) Make the course fee payment on the store by Wednesday 23rd September.

3) Receive your confirmation email and preliminary tasks for Week 1!

Textbook: If you cannot access your own copy of John Taylor's Essential GCSE Latin or Latin to GCSE (Book 1), your tutor can provide a digital scan of exercises required to take part. 

What you could do after this course:

  • independent study of Latin up to GCSE level using skills gained.

  • continue with us in November (7th November – 5th December TBC).

  • join Latin Abroad in Florence (2021).

Tutor: Florence

1. Complete the enrolment form.

2. Make the course fee payment on the Forte Academy store. 

3. Receive your confirmation email and preliminary tasks for Week 1!


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