Beginning Latin

Academic Term 2014-2015


Summer Term
17-28 August 2015

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No knowledge of the language is presumed.  This beginning Latin course introduces the student to authentic Latin literature with a clear presentation of how human thought is expressed in Latin.

Encounter the living Latin language. Learn  to pronounce and read Latin from original texts, both ancient and modern. Learn to compose your own sentences. Instructions given in English.

No vocabulary cards! No paradigms to memorize! Just the living language to understand, write and speak.

Working patiently, using simple texts for a clear understanding of what the author originally said. No rushing to impress others, just clear concise understanding.

We use the teaching method of Reginald Foster OCD directly from the draft copy of his book in preparation.

Classes are held both weekly during the academic term and daily during the summer term (more information here) (enrol here).


Term courses

Sessions held weekly at the Benedictine Study and Arts Centre, Ealing, London. More information at this web-site. Weekly sessions in beginning, intermediate and advanced Latin on offer.Daniel Vowles

Tutor Daniel Vowles.

To enrol and for more information on weekly classes during the academic term go to this web-site at BSAC or contact Ann-Marie Ryan by e-mail at il AT DOT uk or by phone or post (see below).

Summer Term, 2015

Sessions held daily from Monday 17 August for two weeks until Friday 28 August (not Saturday – Sunday 22 – 23 August). Enrol for the first week or for both weeks

Tutor Tom Spencer (photo above)

Enrol Contact Ann-Marie Ryan by e-mail at il AT DOT uk or by phone or post (see below).

Photo of Tom Spencer, one of the tutorsSummer hours. Instruction given every morning from 10:00 – 12:30 and supervised study in the afternoon from 2:00 – 3:00. More information will be available on this web-site at BSAC where updates will appear in due course. The hours are:

10:00 – 12:30 instruction
14:00-15:00 supervised study

Required book:

SIMPSON, D.P. Cassell’s latin Dictionary, Macmillan, New York 1959 or equivalent, including a small English to Latin section.


To schedule a visit write to the Registrar and Course Coordinator:

Ann-Marie Ryan
Benedictine Study and Arts Centre
74 Castlebar Road, Ealing, London W5 2DD, UK

enquiries: +44 (0)208 862 2156   fax +44 (0)208 862 2133
E-mail: il AT DOT uk
Location of BSAC on Google Maps is found here.

More information on travel to BSAC by air, train or metro and on accommodation at or near Ealing Abbey is available on the web-site of the Liturgy Institute under the button: Courses Summer 2014.

© 2014 Daniel McCarthy; updated 11 October 2014

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