LJ607 Latin by Direct Method I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Taught in person.
Bc. Benjamín Juráň (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Tomáš Weissar (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jana Mikulová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 14:00–15:40 A24
The course is offered to beginners, no previous knowledge of Latin is therefore expected.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 16/20, only registered: 1/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
Course objectives
Students will acquire basic knowledge of Latin grammar and life in ancient Rome through the methods used in teaching of spoken languages (reading, writing, conversations, listening exercises, language games, text dramatisation, etc.). The course is supplemented with e-learning support enabling students instant feedback to their home preparation.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, student will acquire:
- basic knowledge of Latin morphology;
- elementary knowledge of Latin syntax;
- the ability to understand a simple Latin text;
- the ability to ask simple questions and formulate answers in Latin;
- the ability to create a simple Latin text on selected topic;
- to have a simple conversation in Latin.
  • 1) study instructions, introduction to teaching methods, Latin pronunciation, Familia Romana: cap. I Imperium Romanum (singularis/pluralis, est/sunt);
  • 2) cap. II. Familia Romana (masculinum/femininum/neutrum, genetivus declinationis I, II et III);
  • 3) cap. III. Puer improbus (nominativus/accusativus, genera verborum, pronomina relativa);
  • 4) cap. IV Dominus et servi (vocativus, imperativus/indicativus coniugationum omnium);
  • 5) revision of previous knowledge;
  • 6-7) cap. V Villa et hortus (accusativus pl. decl. I et III, praepositiones + ablativus, pronomina personalia), parts of Roman villa;
  • 8-9) cap. VI Via Latina (praepositiones + accusativus, activum/passivum, III persona pl. verborum);
  • 10) cap. VII Puella et rosa (pronomina demonstrativa, dativus decl. I et II);
  • 11-12) cap. VIII Taberna Romana (abire/adire, tantus/quantus, pronomina);
  • 13) revision of previous knowledge.
    required literature
  • ØRBERG, Hans H. Lingua Latina per se illustrata. Montella: Accademia Vivarium Novum, 2003. 180 s. ISBN 8887637288. info
    recommended literature
  • ØRBERG, Hans H. and Jiří A. ČEPELÁK. Latinsko-český kapesní slovník : k učebnici H.H. Ørberga Lingua latina per se illustrata. Dobřichovice: KAVA-PECH, 2012. 48 stran. ISBN 9788087169322. info
  • ØRBERG, Hans H. Lingua latina per se illustrata. příručka pro studenty se slovníkem (kap. I-XXXV). Edited by Jiří A. Čepelák. Druhé, opravené a rozší. V Praze: Jiří A. Čepelák, 2011. 118 stran. ISBN 9788026004189. info
  • ØRBERG, Hans H. Lingua Latina per se illustrata : grammatica Latina. Grenaa: Domus latina, 2007. 31 s. ISBN 8790696018. info
  • BILÍKOVÁ, Eva. Přehled latinské mluvnice : [pomůcka při výuce latiny]. Brno: MC nakladatelství, 1999. 63 s. info
Teaching methods
The course is taught online as an interactive seminar, applies the teaching methods used in modern languages, class participation and home preparation are therefore necessary.
Assessment methods
Requirements for successful completion of the course: regular class attendance (students may miss maximum 3 classes without written excuse); active participation in classes; passing the final test (passing limit 70 %). To be allowed to take exam, students have to complete all obligatory exercises in ELF.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 0.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět nelze uznat jako Latinu pro nelatináře I (LJ601), protože výstupy jsou odlišné.
Teacher's information
There is a supportive e-learning course in ELF (Moodle) available on the link above (the students are being enrolled in the course by the Information system automatically).
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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