UC BERKELEY DEPARTMENT OF CLASSICS 
2021 INTENSIVE SUMMER LATIN WORKSHOP
 

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The Berkeley Latin Workshop is a complete, ten-week intensive Latin course for students with little or no prior experience, and covers the equivalent of nearly three semesters of traditionally-paced Latin training. We welcome students of all ages and from all stages of academic life, including high-school students, undergraduates, graduate students, and adults who are seeking the enrichment afforded by learning a new and exciting language. All that is required is commitment to the course and a desire to learn.

The instruction in the workshop is divided into two parts. During the first six weeks students will complete a comprehensive survey of Classical Latin grammar. The final four weeks will be devoted to reading continuous, un-adapted Latin texts in both prose and verse. Moving through so much material in such a short time requires significant effort on the part of the student, as well as a large amount of time spent in class. The workshop will meet 1 hour 30 minutes Monday to Friday for 10 weeks (June 7, 2021 - August 13, 2021). Attendance and class participation are required. In addition students will be expected to complete daily homework assignments, and their progress will be evaluated by daily quizzes and biweekly examinations.

After completing the workshop, students will be prepared for entry into a third semester Latin course or even, in many cases, a more advanced reading course. Many graduate students who take the workshop find that they are able to pass reading exams in Latin without any further training.  Nevertheless, taking additional Latin classes to reinforce what you have learned is strongly encouraged.


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